Transdev renews its contract to operate the Morocco light-rail

Tramway rabat maroc

Transdev, which already operates the first light-rail launched in Morocco in May 2011, has just been renewed for 10 years by the Société du Tramway de Rabat-Salé (STRS).

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    Transdev is the world leader in light-rail with 24 contracts in 10 countries.

    For STRS and Transdev, this renewal ensures the continuity of a fruitful collaboration that has made it possible to develop the Tramway network, making it an essential component of mobility in the territory of the Moroccan capital.

    As of January 1, 2020, Transdev will operate, ensure ticket sales and maintain the vehicles and infrastructure of the two tramway lines, covering a total length of 27 kilometers and 43 passenger stations.


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    This new contract represents nearly 2 million kilometers per year, covered by 33 double Alstom Citadis trains. Each double trainset has 118 seats for a total capacity of approximately 600 passengers. The contract provides for enhanced service quality objectives and the gradual deployment of new services for users, which will contribute to the sustainability and development of the network’s success and reputation.

    Traffic on the network will increase from 110,000 passengers per day currently to 150,000. The two current lines serve, within a radius of 500 m around the stations: 450,000 jobs, more than 100 educational establishments, the Moroccan Parliament, several ministries, many public institutions, hospitals and the main tourist sites.

    Transdev employs more than 400 people in the operation and maintenance of the Rabat-Salé-Témara tramway.

    We are very pleased to have renewed for 10 years the solid partnership between Transdev and STRS to continue to develop and extend the Rabat-Salé light-rail. 2019 will undoubtedly remain the tramway year per se for Transdev, the world leader in light-rail operation. 

    Thierry Mallet, Chairman and CEO of Transdev Group

    Thierry Mallet continues:

    « This year has been marked by many other successes around the world: Parramatta and CBD & South East in Sydney (Australia), Dublin (Ireland), Hurontario (Canada), Avignon and Saint-Etienne in France. We will continue to develop this high-capacity public transport system providing high-frequency services
    for daily mobility ».

    After more than 8 years of operation, the Tramway has become an essential means of transport, perfectly adapted to the growing demand for mobility in the Rabat-Salé-Témara urban area, with more than 250 million passengers to date, or more than 30 million annual passengers.

    About Transdev:

    As an operator and global integrator of mobility, Transdev – The mobility company – gives people the freedom to move whenever and however they choose. We are proud to provide 11 million passenger trips everyday thanks to efficient, easy to use and environmentally-friendly transportation services that connect people and communities. Our approach is rooted in long-term partnerships with businesses and public authorities, and in the relentless pursuit of the safest and most innovative mobility solutions. We are a team of people serving people, and mobility is what we do. Transdev is jointly held by Caisse des Dépôts Group (66%) and the RETHMANN Group (34%). In 2018, with 82,000 employees in 18 countries, the Group generated total revenues of 6.9 billion euros.

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