Gare de Marrakech, train station

Morocco: emerging market for railway and station professionals

Moroccan investments in railways are expected to soar to more than 3 billion euros in the coming years. Hundreds of kilometers of railroad tracks are getting refurbished or built from scratch. The same goes for power line catenaries. The country will have an operational high speed trainline by 2017. Add to that the imminent construction of dozens of bridges for both rail, cars and pedestrians.

With a booming population, a burgeoning infrastructure and growing affluency, Africa in general and Morocco in particular offer incredible business opportunities for railway, train and infrastructure professionals. To get you up to speed about this emerging market and other innovations, we invite you to the NEXTSTATION 2015 conference in Marrakech, Morocco from 21-22 October, 2015.


NEXTSTATION 2015 will be dedicated to the theme ‚ÄúRethinking Stations for Future Intermobility‚ÄĚ. This international event provides unique opportunities for high-level speakers and panelists to address all strategic issues related to the creation, development and operation of railway stations.

Join hundreds of decision-makers from higher railway management and the transport world, economy and finance, banks, business and trade, architecture and urban planning and share their vision for the future.

Railway event

Examples of topics include project development and financing, station management, station and urban planning, the sustainable, eco-friendly railway station, facilities and design, commercial use of station space and services, multimodality and accessibility.

This high-profile global railway event on the themes of station development and operations will be hosted by Moroccan Railways (ONCF), and jointly organised with the International Union of Railways (UIC).

Visit the website of NEXT STATION 2015.

Author: Marieke van Gompel

Marieke van Gompel is editor-in-chief of, and, online magazines for railway professionals.

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