The four other bidders were Makyol, Turkey; two French-Moroccan consortia of Colas Rail, Colas Morocco and GTR, and TSO with Société General des Travaux; and a Portuguese-Moroccan consortium of Somafel and Seprob. Yapi Merkezi constructed Line 1 which opened in December 2012.
Line 2 will run east-west from Benoussi via the bus station to Boulevard Anoual. It will have 20 stations, and construction is expected to take 2 years 5 months to complete. Line 2 will then take over the western branch of Line 1 from Boulevard Anoual to Ain Diab to create a 22.5km line.
Alstom was awarded a €100m contract in 2015 to supply a fleet of 50 Citadis low-floor LRVs for Line 2.