2005: The Reopening of a Modernized Railway Station in Casablanca

January 4, 2005

A newly renovated railway station in the Moroccan city of Casablanca was officially reopened. This station, which dates back to 1912, is located in Casablanca’s quartier (neighborhood) of Oasis.

The year-long refurbishment of the Oasis (or Casa-Oasis) railway station was carried out by ONCF, a state-owned company that is managed by Morocco’s Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics. ONCF was established in 1963, and it oversees the infrastructure and operations of the country’s rail network. Mohamed Rabie Khlie has served as the company’s general director since 2004.

In reporting on the reintroduction of the Oasis railway station, the Swiss newspaper Le Matin noted the more modern amenities of the facility and the potential benefits for the quartier where it is located. Le Main asserted, “This area, located halfway between residential and industrial areas, has finally had a station worthy of its status that inspires respect.”

The Oasis railway station is one of the stations operating on Casablanca’s Al Bidaoui commuter rail system. The Oasis railway station is also a connection for the Casablanca Tramway, another key part of the city’s transit services.

Photo Credit: Casabus (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on Morocco’s rail transportation network, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport_in_Morocco

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