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Morocco Unveils Africa’s First Ever High Speed Train Line

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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, is welcomed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI at Tangiers' airport, Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Macron and Morocco's King Mohammed VI are inaugurating Morocco's first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa. (Christophe Archambault, Pool via AP) (Christophe Archambault)

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, is welcomed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI at Tangiers’ airport, Morocco, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI are inaugurating Morocco’s first high-speed rail line, the first-ever such line in Africa. (Photo by Christophe Archambault, Pool via AP) (Christophe Archambault)

French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI have inaugurated Morocco’s first high-speed rail line, the first-ever such line in Africa.

Known as the LGV, it will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes at a speed of up to 320 kph (199 mph) instead of almost 5 hours on a regular train.

The Moroccan and French leaders boarded the train in Tangier after they were handed tickets by the Director-General of the National Railway Office Mohamed Rabie Khlie, according to State agency MAP.

They were expected to reach the country’s capital, Rabat, 1 hour and 15 minutes later.

The $2 billion project was launched in September 2011 by the king and Nicolas Sarkozy, then president of France.

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