Morocco and France sign high-speed duplex trains contract

Under the presidency of his Majesty the King of Morocco Mohammed VI, a contract worth nearly €400m (£336m) for the supply of 14 double-deck (Duplex) very high-speed trainsets was signed in Tangiers on 10 December 2010.

It was signed on the Moroccan side by the Messrs. Karim Ghellab, Morocco’s minister for roads and transport, Mohamed Rabie Khlie, managing director of ONCF, Morocco’s national railway company, and on the French side by the Messrs. Patrick Kron, chairman and chief executive of Alstom and Philippe Mellier, president of Alstom Transport.

The Duplex trains are scheduled to enter commercial service in December 2015 and will run on the Tangiers-Casablanca route in the northern part of the country.