France’s Colas to build tramway in Morocco

Colas has secured the construction contract for the extension of Line 2 of the Rabat tramway in Morocco.

Société du Tramway de Rabat-Salé (STRS) has awarded the €29m contract to the consortium composed of Colas’ railway subsidiary, Colas Rail, and its Morocco-based road construction subsidiary, GTR, to build the extension of Line 2 of the Rabat-Salé tramway.

This extension will connect Rabat’s Yacoub El Mansour district and Salé’s new hospital to the tramway network.

The contract includes installing the tram platforms, laying rails and installing rail signalling equipment over a total distance of 7 km, adding an additional storage track to the Hay Karima depot and relocating the "Gare de Salé" (Salé train station) tram stop.

Construction work will start in August 2017, and the line extension is scheduled to start running in the second half of 2019.

Image courtesy of Colas

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