The Spanish subsidiary of the French manufacturer Alstom is expected to deliver 80 trams to Morocco by the end of 2024 to expand their lines 3 and 4 in Casablanca, reports Spanish news agency EFE.
The agreement, signed in 2020 for 150 million euros, intends to develop the tram network in Morocco’s economic hub, which has only two lines.
Morocco is anticipated to receive an initial shipment of 26 tram vehicles from the company very soon. According to the same source, this was announced during a special visit by a delegation of Moroccan officials to Alstom’s factory in Barcelona.
Alston has been actively involved in Morocco’s development projects for over a decade, providing a diverse range of railway vehicles to the Kingdom.
In 2011, Alstom delivered 190 Citadis model trams, divided between Rabat and Casablanca, with 66 carriages designated for the former and 124 for the latter city.
In July 2023, Alstom announced an investment of 160 million MAD to fortify the railway industry in Morocco. This investment involved establishing a new plant in Fez meant to produce driving cabs for regional trains and metros, generating 200 direct jobs by 2025.
Alstom Morocco has been dedicated to its industrial development, investing 320 million MAD in the nearly past five years, which led to the completion of 25 international projects.