Luxembourg - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on the timetable year 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA-E" refer to the European Railway Atlas (All-Europe Edition) by M.G. Ball. References prefixed "ERA-R" refer to the European Railway Atlas (Regional Series - France and Benelux) by M.G. Ball. An additional map reference in italics for some entries refers to Eisenbahnatlas Frankreich Band 1: Nord by Schweers + Wall.

Obscure services

Luxembourg — Luxembourg Triage (yard) — Luxembourg Sud — Berchem Est — Syren — Oetrange

[30] (ERA-E 39B1,39B-C4; ERA-R 63B3; ) LU21/1

This route, which starts by running south from Luxembourg station on the east side of the freight yard, provides an alternative route between Luxembourg station and the Trier line. It is used by trains which do not stop at Cents Hamm or Sandweiler Contern and are given 2 – 4 minutes longer. The following train appears to use this route in the current timetable although the running time seems too short.

D1 RE5107 06:13 Luxembourg - Wasserbillig - Trier Hbf

D1 - Runs until 16 July 2021.

The compilers would appreciate feedback on the routing of this train. Use of this route is now less likely as the normal exit route from Luxembourg station, shared with line 10, has now been four tracked. In addition the single line section of Line 30 has also been double tracked through to Sandweiler Contern.

From 17 July 2021 to 11 December 2021 there is no rail service between Luxembourg Gare and Sandweiler-Contern with bus replacement. This is to permit works at the north end of Luxembourg Gare, in association with the provision of the new Platforms 10 - 14. However, on Monday to Saturday, RB services between Luxemborg Gare and Wittlich are routed via Syren. CFL fiches for Line 30 and "International" RE 11 and RB 83 services have been updated to show this change.

On a number of weekends in the fourth quarter of 2020 the line between Luxembourg and Oetrang, via Cents-Hamm, was completely closed for engineering works, with limited services diverted by this route.

This line can also be used between Luxembourg and Berchem (north junction, PK 11.371) by trains to/from the Bettembourg direction. This is most likely at peak hours, when capacity is limited.

Luxembourg avoiding line: Bertrange-Strassen (Luxembourg Hollerich, km 1.4) — Luxembourg Sud (km 14.0) via Luxembourg Triage (yard)

(ERA-E 39B1; ERA-R 63C5) LU21/2

This line, which avoids Luxembourg City to the south, links the line from Belgium via Arlon with the line to France via Thionville. The compilers are not aware of any booked passenger services over this route at present, although plans exist for future services to serve a new station at Cessange.

Aubange SNCB (Y Aubange) — Rodange CFL

(ERA-E 39A1; ERA-R 63A3; 19C2) LU21/3

See the entry for this line in Belgium - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services.

Wasserbillig — Mertert Port

(ERA-E 39C4; ERA-R 63B4) LU21/4

This ~4 km non-electrified freight-only line is a remnant of the former Diekirch - Echternach - Wasserbillig - Mertert - Grevenmacher line. Between Wasserbillig and Mertert it follows a separate alignment independent of the Luxembourg - Wasserbillig - Trier line. The compliers would welcome any information on recent use by passenger trains.

Tétange — Langengrund

(ERA-E 39A1; ERA-R 63C4; 19D2) LU21/5

This ~3 km non-electrified freight-only branch off the Noertzange - Rumelange branch has not seen any special trains in recent years. The compliers would welcome any information on recent use by passenger trains.

Bettembourg avoiding line: Hettange-Grande [France] (Bettembourg-M) — Noertzange (Bettembourg-W)

(ERA-E 39B1; ERA-R 63C5) LU21/6

During February 2018; Line 90 between Luxembourg and Bettembourg was completely closed and a few rush hour trains, between Luxembourg and Thionville, were diverted via this curve. No further diversions since 2018 have been detected via this curve. The compliers would welcome any information on recent use by passenger trains.

Other Sparse services

60b Noertzange to Rumelange This line has only a limited commuter service SSuX.

Deletions since last edition

See also