Al Bidaoui (Arabic: البيضاوي‎) is a rapid transit system serving Casablanca in Morocco. It serves several train stations in the Casablanca such as Casa-Voyageurs, Casa-Port and Mohammed V International Airport. [1]

Al Bidaoui
البيضاوي
Overview
LocaleCasablanca, Morocco
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines1 (2 planned)
Number of stations11
Operation
Began operation2002
Operator(s)ONCF
Technical
System length32.0 km (19.9 mi)

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HistoryEdit

After the growth in the region of Casablanca, ONCF started constructing a railway line to go through the region and created the TNR line between Casablanca and the airport in 1993. Starting from 1 July 2002, the line has been improved and called Al Bidaoui. [2]

NamingEdit

The system was first called TNR Casablanca - Airport until 2002 when it was renamed Al Bidaoui which is an adjective in Arabic describing people and things from the region of Casablanca.

StationsEdit

ExtensionsEdit

There are plans to extend the line to include more station until Mohammedia to the north.

Future line R1 (planned for 2020)Edit

 
Map of the future RER line

Future network map of Casablanca RER (planned for 2030)Edit

 
Global map of Casablanca regional rail network in 2030, as planned

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Transport urbain". www.oncf.ma (in Amharic). Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  2. ^ Le chemin de fer en Afrique (in French). KARTHALA Editions. 2006-04-01. ISBN 9782811139537.