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http://www.railjournal.com/index.ph...roves-light-rail-legislation.html?channel=542

Luxembourg approves light rail legislation
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

LUXEMBOURG moved a step closer to starting work on its first light rail line on June 4, when the Chamber of Deputies of the Grand Duchy approved legislation authorising construction of the first phase of the Luxtram network.

The initial 6.4km section of the route will link the city's main station and Place de l'Étoile in the city centre with the LuxExpo exhibition centre in the district of Kirchberg, and is expected to open in 2017. Subsequent phases will extend the line south to Cloche d'Or and east to Luxembourg Findel Airport, giving the line a total length of 16km.

The budget for the 14-station initial phase is estimated to be around €230.5m and the Luxembourg national government is expected to meet two thirds of the cost, with the remaining funds being provided by the City of Luxembourg
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Soon, Luxembourg will become the smallest country by population that has an urban rail system. That honor currently belongs to Estonia, whose capital Tallinn has a small tram network.
 

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Does anyone now how this funicular will be operated. Will it run in an endless loop, a fixed timetable, on-demand or a mix of that? In other words, this thing needs 70 sec to cover the distance but how long will people wait for it to start the journey?
 

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http://www.railjournal.com/index.ph...ed-for-luxembourg-tram-order.html?channel=526

CAF selected for Luxembourg tram order
Monday, May 18, 2015



THE board of Luxtram, the public company responsible for developing the first modern light rail line in Luxembourg, confirmed on May 18 that it has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 21 low-floor LRVs for the project

Seven manufacturers expressed an interest in the contract and three - Alstom, CAF, and Stadler - submitted bids. Luxtram says that CAF achieved the highest score in both the technical and economic elements of the evaluation process and has therefore been selected for the final phase of negotiations

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I sweared the background image of that 'render' looked familiar... And indeed is: It's Zaragoza! :nuts: The tram has a completely different livery and the stops are radically different from what is shown. But at least Luxembourg will use the same tram, which I nicknamed The Thing.
 

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From Rail Journal:

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/light-rail/luxembourg-tram-design-revealed.html?channel=526

Luxembourg tram design revealed
Wednesday, July 01, 2015







ARTIST's impressions of the CAF Urbos low-floor LRV for the first light rail line in Luxembourg were unveiled on July 1 by the country's minister for sustainable development and transport François Bausch and mayor of Luxembourg Mrs Lydie Polfer

Luxtram, the public company responsible for developing the project, selected CAF as preferred bidder in May for a €83m contract to supply 21 45m-long bidirectional vehicles, the first of which will be delivered in early 2017. Each seven-section LRV will have eight double doors on each side and will accommodate up to 450 passengers.

The vehicles have been styled by Lyon-based agency Avant-Première, which has also worked on rolling stock design for the Riyadh metro and the light rail network in Nice

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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/...bourg-tram-operation-assistance-contract.html

Luxembourg tram operation assistance contract
28 Jul 2015



LUXEMBOURG: Project promoter Luxtram has awarded a consortium of Transdev, Transamo and Nantes public transport operator Semitan a three-year contract for operation assistance of the future light rail line in the city of Luxembourg.

The first section, between Pont Rouge and Luxexpo, is planned to open in September 2017, with the rest of the line following in 2020-21. When complete, the line would be 16·2 km long with 15 stops. Ridership is estimated to be 40 000 passengers a day

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From Luxemburger Wort:

http://www.wort.lu/en/luxembourg/st...s-but-it-won-t-close-560cd0fa0c88b46a8ce615a1

Red bridge 2-year renovation work begins, but it won't close
Thursday, 1 October, 2015 at 08:30



(ADW) The ‘limelight’ of the major bridge renovation work being carried out on Luxembourg City's Pont Adolphe has somewhat overshadowed the fact that the big red bridge or "Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte" as it is officially known, is also due to be upgraded starting next week.

Preparations though, will begin on Thursday evening at 8pm and run until Friday at 6am as new road signs and other measures begin to make an appearance.

From Monday October 5 the work officially begins with the removal of a road surface layer in the middle lane of the “Rout Bréck”

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