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Sunday 1st October 2023 Starting the day, before it gets too hot, by covering the Rabat-Salé tram route extensions opened since I was last in Morocco in 2013. Then by high speed train to Tanger and back to Kenitra (there's a flying junction north of Kenitra); and finally on to overnight in Fès. Morocco's 320 km/h high speed railway (the only such in Africa) appears to be very successful with the trains being well loaded on a basically hourly service between Casa and Tanger. The fully-loaded twin double-deck set from Tanger to Kenitra showed at last 310 km/h on its internal display, so I've now travelled faster by train in Africa than I have in the United Kingdom.
Route: Al Houria 08:46 (Rabat route L2, tram 048+047) - Hopital Moulay Abdallah 09:30; 09:40 (Rabar route L2, tram 047+048) - Yacoub Al Mansour 10:30; 10:40 (Rabat route L2, tram 048+047) - Al Houria 10:46; back to the hotel for another shower then check-out; Rabat Agdal 12:50 (train 1025, ONCF TGV 1204) - via high speed line from Kenitra - Tanger Ville 14:10; 15:00 (train 2037,ONCF TGV 1206+1204) - via high speed line - Kenitra 15:50; 17:02 (train 616, ONCF EL E-1476) - Fès 19:15 (arr 15 late). Overnight: Hotel Ibis Fès, Place de la Gare, Fès.