Africa’s fastest train has started operating in Morocco, halving the time it takes to travel between Casablanca and Tangier.
It took seven years and $2.4 billion – funded by the governments of Morocco, France, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE - to build the high-speed railway line.
The train has been tested at 357 kilometres per hour, making it the Continent’s only truly high-speed train.
It is twice as fast as Gautrain.
The high-speed rail has drawn a lot of criticism.
Morocco is not a rich country; vast regions and some cities are without even a basic train service.
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