Sustainable mobility

Thanks to freight transport by rail, 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions are avoided annually.

As a rail carrier, the National Railways Office (ONCF) actively contributes to the protection of the environment and the improvement of mobility. This is due to the nature of rail transport which allows it to emit up to 5 times less CO² than road transport, this development has a direct impact on the kingdom's climate objectives. No fewer than 32,000 trucks a day could be eliminated from our roads.

Determined to strengthen its mission of naturally ecological transport, the office has carried out its first carbon assessment, which has confirmed the performance of rail as a mode offering mobility solutions in phase with the fight against climate change. The assessment is satisfactory: the level of CO2 emissions from rail accounts for only 0.47% of global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) in Morocco and 2.6% of emissions from the transport sector for a share of the market 8.5%. Finally, the ONCF is committed to an energy efficiency approach by certifying, as a first step, its head office and the Marrakech train station to ISO 50001 standards, thus ensuring its electrical autonomy (50%) thanks to the installation of photovoltaic panels, and this, in addition to the certification of said ISO 14001 station.

As part of its sustainable development policy launched in 2015, the ONCF group is committed to reducing its energy consumption by 20% by 2020. This approach is based, among other things, on the implementation of place of Energy Management Systems (EMS), according to the ISO 50001 standard, particularly in energy-consuming sites.

Rail / Road Comparison

  • Rail freight emits 5 times less GHG than road
  • 32 million tonnes transported / 1.2 million trucks avoided
  • 3200 trucks avoided every day on our roads 
  • With 34, 56 g CO2 / TK Or 428 000 TCO2 of GHG emissions avoided annually.