Re: No one riding on the "Marrakesh Express" for a few hours... As they are selling tickets...
Author: BOB2
Date: 09-10-2023 - 08:25

Crosby, Stills & Nash Wrote:
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> Massive 6.9 earthquake Friday night
> Massive destruction
> 1000's dead

Sad,but not atypical of earthquakes in places with older (ancient???) architecture, bad but not at all like damage and death toll the recent quake in Turkey...

About 2,000 reported dead, 800 plus reported in the City, and more in rural surrounding areas in the High Atlas Mountains.

Casablanca to Marrakesh (a little longer that LA to SD, with 16 trains each way, in just under three hours) is apparently operational, as they are selling tickets on-line.

The Marrakesh Express" line from Casablanca to Marrakesh is being upgraded to run as an intermediate high speed line, with the new double deck high speed TGV trains, that currently operate between Casablanca, Rabat, and Tangier (first HSR line in Africa) being then able to operate on to . A further proposal would push the line to Marrakesh, on to Agadir (the surfing capitol of Morrocco).

Off of this core intermediate high speed rail "spine" (Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh) the Morroccan railways offer branching and commecting services to other cities.

Morrocco is doing a far better job at creating an efficient and effective high speed rail investment (spending about $2.1 billion US on Tangier to Casablanca, completed in 7 years) than with the endless billions and billions that CA has poured into just the "runaway money train" segment from Chowchilla to Wasco (still at least 7 years from any kind of operaton at all, even if we just used it for the San Joaquins).

Morrocco is also one of the most beautiful countries I've visited.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  No one riding on the "Marrakesh Express" for a long time Crosby, Stills & Nash 09-10-2023 - 06:29
  Re: No one riding on the "Marrakesh Express" for a few hours... As they are selling tickets... BOB2 09-10-2023 - 08:25
  Re: No one riding on the "Marrakesh Express" for a few hours... As they are selling tickets... AZebra 09-10-2023 - 11:06
  Re: No one riding on the "Marrakesh Express" for a few hours... As they are selling tickets... FUD 09-10-2023 - 20:12


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