Luxembourg - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

From EGTRE

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable year 9 December 2018 to 14 December 2019, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA" refer to the European Railway Atlas France & Benelux Regional Series 2016, by M.G.Ball. An additional map reference in italics for some entries refers to the Schweers+Wall Atlas Ferroviaire de la France Band 1 Nord, dated 2015.

Obscure services

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

[30] (ERA 63B3; ) LU19/1

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 only by trains which do not stop at Cents Hamm or Sandweiler Contern and are given 2 – 4 minutes longer. Only the following trains use this route in the current timetable.

D1 RE5107 06:05 Luxembourg - Wasserbillig - Trier Hbf
SSuX RB4499 Wasserbillig - 07:06 Oetrange - Luxembourg
SSuX, 15 Aug RE5146 Trier Hbf - 07:51 Munsbach - Luxembourg
D2 SSuO RE5106 Trier Hbf - 17:00 Wasserbillig - Luxembourg
RE5126 Trier Hbf - 21:01 Wasserbillig - Luxembourg
RE5128 Trier Hbf - 22:01 Wasserbillig - Luxembourg
RE5130 Trier Hbf - 23:01 Wasserbillig - Luxembourg

D1 - Two other morning services run non-stop Luxembourg - Wasserbillig; but the transit time appear too short to go by LU19/1. These are RE 5105 [SSuX & 15 Aug dep. 05:19] and RE 4856 [SSuX dep. 06:25]. The compliers would appreciate feedback on the routing of these trains.

D2 - Until 24 March.

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 63C5) LU19/2

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 63A3; 19C2) LU19/3

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

Wasserbillig — Mertert Port

(ERA 63B4) LU19/4

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 63C4; 19D2) LU19/5

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 63C5) LU19/6

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 during 2018 were detected via this curve.

Other Sparse services

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

Deletions since last edition

See also