Subway delayed, new tramway hits Casablanca

Casablanca has unveiled a new tramway system that connects the east and west ends of the city through the downtown core.

The $1.6 billion project has seen an estimated 1.2 million passengers since its opening in the middle of December 2012.

The tramway is a light-rail-like system that was built to help reduce congestion and pollution.

Casablanca has a longstanding subway plan that has yet to be built and despite the new transit, there is still much work to be done.

Image via Tomek and Sylvia

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  1. This reminds me of the tramway system in Bordeaux, where I live at this very moment. Exceptional urban transit system. What is most intriguing here is that the tram lines are totally unobtrusive in the downtown core – one hardly notices they are there. Part of that comes from the delivery of electricity not via overhead wires but rather through a service between the tracks that is only activated electrically when the train is directly above. Brilliant! Go Bordeaux!

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