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  • CFL has awarded Alstom a €360m contract to supply 34 Coradia regional high-capacity double-deck EMUs (Image: Alstom).

    Teleste to equip Luxembourg Coradias with passenger information systems


    LUXEMBOURG: Teleste is to supply onboard public address, passenger information and CCTV equipment for 34 high-capacity double-deck electric multiple-units which national railway CFL has ordered from Alstom. Teleste said its technology would support the easy delivery and management of real-time travel data on moving trains, with ...

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    Poland to Luxembourg rail motorway launched


    EUROPE: A rail motorway service linking Bettembourg-Dudelange in Luxembourg with Poznan-Swarzędz in Poland has been launched by Clip Group and CFL Multimodal. The first train left Bettembourg on January 28. There will initially be four round trips per week, but the operators ...

  • CLIP and CFL Multimodal are to launch a ‘rail motorway’ service between Swarzędz near Poznań and Bettembourg-Dudelange.

    Poland – Luxembourg rail motorway service to launch this year


    EUROPE: Polish freight terminal operator CLIP and Luxembourg’s CFL Multimodal are to launch a ‘rail motorway’ service between Swarzędz near Poznań and Bettembourg-Dudelange by end of this year. There will initially be four round trips per week, each with a capacity of 37 intermodal units. The Lohr piggyback system will ...

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    Spain – Luxembourg rail motorway service launched


    EUROPE: A ‘rail motorway’ service carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers 1 219 km between Barcelona and Luxembourg was launched on February 19. Augmenting the existing Le Boulou – Bettembourg service, it is the fifth rail motorway route to be launched by SNCF subsidiary VIIA, and the first in Spain. It ...

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    Luxembourg GSM-R deployment completed


    LUXEMBOURG: A three-year project to deploy GSM-R across the 271 km CFL network has been completed, supplier Kapsch CarrierCom announced on January 22. Kapsch has implemented an all-IP RDN.core built on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project Release 4, with RDN.base stations, transmission networks, dispatcher systems and roaming agreements with France, ...

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    Luxembourg minister sets out free public transport details


    LUXEMBOURG: Transport Minister François Bausch announced details on January 21 of plans to offer free nationwide public transport. Free public transport is to be offered to all passengers, whether or not they are resident in Luxembourg, from March 1 2020 on all modes financed by the state and operating ...

  • CFL has awarded Alstom a €360m contract to supply 34 Coradia regional high-capacity double-deck EMUs (Image: Alstom).

    CFL orders EMUs with ‘a concentration of the latest innovations’


    LUXEMBOURG: National railway CFL has awarded Alstom a €360m contract to supply 34 Coradia regional high-capacity double-deck electric multiple-units from December 2021. The order announced on December 18 includes 80 m and 160 m long units with a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Designed for 25 kV 50 Hz operation, ...

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    Solaris to supply electric buses to Bascharage


    LUXEMBOURG: Operator Sales-Lentz has ordered five battery buses from Solaris to operate in Bascharage. Solaris is due to deliver two 12 m buses in March 2019, followed by three 18 m articulated buses in June. All five will be fitted with Solaris High Energy batteries with a total capacity ...

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    Next phase of Luxembourg tramway inaugurated


    LUXEMBOURG: The next phase of Luxembourg City’s tramway was inaugurated on July 27, becoming the first part of the route with no overhead wires. The western extension from Pafendall-Rout Bréck to Place de l’Etoile has intermediate stops at Theater and Faïencerie. To enable catenary-free operation, the trams are equipped ...

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    Electric buses presented in Luxembourg


    LUXEMBOURG: Irizar has presented six electric buses from the 10 that it is supplying to Luxembourg. The 12 m long Irizar ie buses will operate on Route 290, which links Luxembourg City with Mersch to the north. The buses have a range of 200 km and are expecte ...

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    CAF to supply more trams to Luxembourg


    LUXEMBOURG: Project promoter Luxtram has selected CAF to supply 12 trams for the next phase of the Luxembourg City tram line. The contract for Urbos 3 trams is worth €40m. CAF supplied the initial fleet of 21 trams under a contract signed in 2015. These have been in revenue ...

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    Electric buses enter service in Bettembourg


    LUXEMBOURG: Voyages Emile Weber subsidiary Autocars Pletschette put seven electric buses into service in Bettembourg on February 8. They are in service on the 13 km, 23-stop Line 305, which becomes the country’s first bus route to use only battery buses. VDL has supplied the fleet of Citeas LLE-99 ...

  • CAF has supplied 21 trams to Luxtram. The vehicle design is intended to evoke local architecture while also providing a very high level of comfort, Luxtram says.
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    Revenue operations begin on first section of Luxembourg tramway


    LUXEMBOURG: The first section of the city of Luxembourg’s 16 km tramway opened for public service on December 10, with free travel offered until the end of January. The starter section covers 8 km between Luxexpo and Pafendall-Rout Bréck in the Kirchberg district, serving six intermediate stops. The full ...

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    Luxtram starts test running


    LUXEMBOURG: Test running on the first section of the capital’s light rail line was officially launched on July 12, with a ceremony at the new Tramsschapp depot attended by Minister of Infrastructure & Sustainable Development François Bausch, the Mayor of Luxembourg Lydie Polfer and leader of the city council Sam ...

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    CAF delivers first Luxembourg tram


    LUXEMBOURG: The first tram for the line under construction in Luxembourg City arrived in the early hours of February 9 from CAF’s factory in Zaragoza. CAF is supplying 21 Urbos trams under an €83m contract signed in 2015. Nine are required for the first section of the line, which ...

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    Luxembourg tram selects IVU


    LUXEMBOURG: IVU Traffic Technologies is supplying its IVU.suite planning and dispatch software to the Luxembourg tram project, the first phase of which is due to open in September. The software includes a user interface in multiple languages. When complete, the tram line would be 16·2 km long with 15 ...

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    First Luxembourg tram on test


    LUXEMBOURG: The first tram for the line under construction in Luxembourg City is due to be delivered next month. It is currently undergoing dynamic tests at CAF’s factory in Zaragoza, where two further trams are currently in production. More than 30 000 people saw a full-scale mock-up that went ...