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326 views • October 17, 2021

320 km/h Train in Africa? (Al Boraq Project)

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Special thanks to our friend from Simply Railway for provided video materials. Check out his great Al Boraq trip report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNmgVCXxfpM&t=854s&ab_channel=SimplyRailway ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Book train, bus & flight tickets through the Omio: https://omio.sjv.io/VyNY4k and support our channel. Thanks. - Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/railways_explained ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► Railways Explained aims to establish a WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY of all RAIL LOVERS, WORKERS AND EXPERTS, by creating regular, entertaining, and educational railway content of high quality. ► If you find yourself in at least one of these three groups, support this idea by SUBSCRIBING TO RAILWAYS EXPLAINED. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today, Railways Explained brings the story of the first high-speed railway in Africa – Morocco’s Al Boraq. Linking the two cities, Casablanca and Tangier, Al Boraq was named after the mythical creature that, according to a legend, transported Islamic prophets, among others, the Prophet Muhammad - for example, from Mecca to Jerusalem, during a so-called Night Journey. Carried out in cooperation with the French SNCF, it is not just the crown jewel of Moroccan rail transport, but in fact of the entire African continent. As we often do in similar videos, we discussed the background and broad context of the project, including the strategic documents published by the state, early studies on feasibility, strategic interests to relieve the existing routes and end the isolation of certain areas, etc; the scope of the project, including the selected alignment, technology, and applied systems; rolling stock, which was produced by Alstom; budget and financing framework; issues that occurred during construction; and finally, the performance of the service. If you want to find out more about this quite interesting high-speed rail project check out our video, and don't forget to share your thoughts in the comment section! Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special thanks to our Patrons: David Brandon, Brendan McKeon, Linda Vainomae-Hoffmann, Andrew Saffrey, Myron York, Gerald Brady, Tim McKeoun, August Bigelow and Bill! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Credits: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15gxLJZhhMmAPpwkkP8OuCX6aaZ1W6s0b/view?usp=sharing - If you enjoyed this video, SHARE it with your rail-loving friends to help us raise our community, and of course, leave your opinion in the COMMENT section and hit the LIKE button. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Stay connected with us on social media: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RailwaysExplained/ - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/railways_explained/ - Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/railways-explained/?viewAsMember=true #Trains #Morocco #Railways
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