The inauguration of the high-speed rail line between Casablanca and Tangiers took place on 15 November 2018. The inauguration was attended by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron. The first section to open was that between Tangiers and Kenitra, which is around 183km in length.
A Bombardier and Alstom consortium has signed an amended version to a previous contract signed in October 2010. This contract is for the consortium to provide a further 17 nine-car trainsets (comprising 153 AZUR metro cars in total) to the Société de transport de Montréal.
The German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, BMVI, has announced that the transport minister Andreas Scheuer has presented many new rail projects that are to be given priority in planning and implementation in the coming years.
The SmartCity Expo World Congress, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on 13–15 November, is a rail show that will focus on five key areas: digital transformation, urban environment, mobility, governance and finance, and inclusive and sharing cities.