Luxembourg - General Information
National railway system
Chemins de fer Luxembourgeois CFL
Letzebuergesch, French and German
numeric 82; alpha L
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|Journey Planner:||<a href="http://www.cfl.lu/CFLInternet/Espaces/01EspaceVoyageurs"> www.cfl.lu/CFLInternet/Espaces/01EspaceVoyageurs</a>|
|Downloadable Timetable:||<a href="http://www.cfl.lu/CFLInternet/Espaces/01EspaceVoyageurs/0_General/Horaires/"> www.cfl.lu/CFLInternet/Espaces/01EspaceVoyageurs/0_General/Horaires</a>|
|Printed Timetable:||Indicateur Officiel, printed in French and issued annually. It has
an introduction in English, French and German. There is a separate timetable of bus services. The international timetable is published in separate sections, to reflect the differing timetables change dates ofadjacent countries. A route diagram in the timetable shows all stations
Sterpenich/Kleinbettingen to Luxembourg (used by SNCB) is 3 kV dc; the rest is at 25 kV 50 Hz. All CFL passenger routes are electrified.
Rule of the road
Right (except for the Sterpenich - Luxembourg section which is used by SNCB and has left hand running).
Locomotives of four countries (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany) regularly work into Luxembourg City station. CFL provides the only passenger service to Audun-le-Tiche and Volmerange les Mines (France).
Recent and Future Changes
The extension of the line across the border from Dudelange to Volmerange-les-Mines in France opened to public traffic on 15 December 2003.
Future plans (see <a href="http://www.mt.public.lu/presse/actualite/2007/10/01mobil2020/index.html">brochure</a>) include:
- Double tracking of the line from Rodange to Longwy
- A new tunnel to be built between Belval to Oberkorn
- A new line to be built from Belval Universite to Belval Mairie
- Modernisation of the Luxembourg to Kleinbettingen line
- Double tracking of the line from Hollerich to Petange (just east of Dippach to Petange already open) to be completed by 2012.
- A new direct line to be built from Cessange to Esch
- A new line to be built from Howald to Bettembourg
- A new parallel viaduct to be built at Pulvermuhle
- Modernisation of the Dommeldange to Ettelbruck line
- Double tracking of the line from Hamm to Sandweiler
- A new line to be built from Hamm (west curve) and Sandweiler (east curve) to Findel Airport and Kirchberg Expo
- Double tracking and a new platform to be built at Michelau.
- 4 new 'peripherique' gares to be constructed at Howald, Cessange,
Kirchberg and Dommeldange and linked by tramway.
There does not appear to be a published map of the Luxembourg railways, though the system is sometimes included on maps of the French, Belgian or German railways.