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Morocco’s high-speed train goes green

Since Saturday January 1, the Moroccan high-speed train, Al Boraq, is gradually switching to green energy. The idea is to replace the electricity consumption of the national rail network with clean energy.

According to an ONCF press release, the green transformation will be gradual. The Office hopes with this new measure to improve in the short term, the carbon footprint with the equivalent of 120,000 tonnes of CO₂ avoided each year, or even 4 million trees planted.

The energy transformation is part of the national energy strategy led under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, with a view to making Morocco a country committed to the development of wind and solar energy.

Apart from the gradual switch to green energy, the ONCF is leading several other initiatives including the gradual certification of railway sites according to ISO 14001 and 50001 standards, systematic implementation of impact studies for major projects, annual assessment carbon footprint, the adoption of an eco-driving system and the use of alternative photovoltaic energies at stations and buildings, notes the press release, which announces the imminent launch of marketing actions to encourage customers to play their role in this energetic transformation.

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