To reach its development goals, ONCF has put in place substantial investment plans, which have made it possible to triple the number of passengers while increasing freight by 30% in the fifteen years since 2000.

Between 2005 and 2009, ONCF has: assembled 400 km of new railroad tracks connecting previous off-grid economic hubs, renovated 400 km of overhead cables, electrified 300 km of railroads, modernized stations, built new platforms and purchased brand-new trains.

Between 2010 and 2015, ONCF put in place a new development cycle, which was constructed around three types of operations in line with the strategic axes defined by the Ministry of Equipment and Transport, namely:

  • Large-scale construction works with significant benefits for the people were undertaken, with the aim of creating sustainable growth in railroad competitiveness. These include the construction of the high-speed line Casablanca-Tangier, an increase in transport capacity for the Casablanca-Kenitra line, the partial doubling between Settat-Marrakesh, the upgrade of the Oriental line and the purchase of new rolling stock.
  • Projects for logistic competitiveness like the creation of new freight stations, private line extensions, and the purchase of new rolling stock.
  • Sustainable mobility and transport projects, like the updating and upgrading of infrastructure, the modernization of stations, an improvement in the working environment and the renovation of existing rolling stock.

The 2017 budget planned for an increase of 3.3% for passenger rail travel, and 2.3% for the freight/logistics industry.

Investment has been concentrated on the high-speed rail line and modernizing the conventional rail network.