First Class or Second Class – what is the difference?

Morocco First Class Train compartment

Morocco First Class train compartment

Several new trains have been brought into service recently and the standard of Second Class travel has vastly improved. In the newer trains, First Class may be in a regular air conditioned open carriage with rows of seats either side of the central aisle. The older trains offer six comfortable seats in an enclosed compartment with a sliding door leading from the compartment to the corridor. The carriages are clean and orderly.

Morocco Second Class train compartment

Morocco Second Class train compartment

In Second Class there is not always functioning air conditioning. In the newer trains, Second Class may be in a regular open carriage with rows of seats either side of the central aisle. The older trains offer eight seats in separate compartments compared to the six seats in First Class, so the compartments are more cramped. The majority of Moroccans travel by Second Class – typically each train is made up of six Second Class carriages and two First Class carriages.

Usually it’s worth the extra money to travel in First Class in order to have the extra comfort.

The view from the window in Second Class and First Class is the same!

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