LUXEMBOURG’s minister for sustainable development and infrastructure, Mr François Bausch, and Ms Lydie Polfer, mayor of the City of Luxembourg, announced on June 4 that the next section of the city’s first light rail line will open on July 27.
FOLLOWING an international tender, northern Rhineland Palatinate regional rail authority ZSPNV-Nord has selected DB Regio as preferred bidder for a contract to operate new regional services between Trier and Luxembourg from December 2019.
PASSENGER operations began on the first completed stretch of Luxembourg’s light rail line on December 10 with the opening of the eight-station northern section along John F. Kennedy Avenue between LuxExpo and Rout Bréck-Pafendall (Pont Rouge).
THE president of the French region of Grand Est Mr Jean Rottner, regional vice-president for mobility, infrastructure and transport Mr David Valence and Mr Vincent Téton, regional director for SNCF Mobility announced during a visit to Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant on November 17 that the region will place two orders with a total value of €250m for 21 regional and long-distance trains, which will be delivered between 2018 and 2023.
CHINA’s bold Belt and Road Initiative to develop new rail links to Europe and southeast Asia poses difficult questions regarding the title and security rights of rolling stock crossing borders, says Howard Rosen, chairman of the Rail Working Group.
TEST running on the first section of Luxembourg’s light rail network was officially launched by minister of sustainable development Mr François Bausch, the city’s mayor Mrs Lydie Polfer, and city council leader Mrs Sam Tanson at a ceremony at Luxtram’s Kirchberg depot on July 12.