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Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois "CFL"
Type Government-owned corporation (92% Luxembourg, 6% Belgium, 2% France)
Founded 14 May 1946
Headquarters Luxembourg Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Area served Luxembourg, parts of Belgium, France, Germany
Key people Jeannot Waringo, President
Alex Kremer, Director-General
Industry Rail transport
Products Rail transport, Cargo transport
Revenue €559.68 million (2007)[1]
Operating income €11.49 million (2007)[1]
Net income €7.73 million (2007)[1]
Employees 3,090 (2007)[2 ]
Website CFL
Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois
3003 just north of Vielsalm.jpg
CFL Class 3000 electric locomotive 3003 with a Luxembourg-Liège (Belgium) train just north of Vielsalm on 24 June 2006.
Operation
National railway Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois
Statistics
System length
Total 617 km (383 mi)
Double track 140 km (87 mi)
Electrified 574 km (357 mi)
Gauge
Main 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
High-speed 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification
Features
Map
Map of the Luxemburgian rail network.

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (Luxembourg Railways, abbreviated CFL) is the national railway company of Luxembourg. In 2005, the company carried approximately 14.1 million passengers and 11.7 million tonnes of goods.[3] It employs 3,090 people, making CFL the country's seventh-largest corporate employer.[2 ]

The Luxembourgeois rail system comprises 275 kilometres of track, of which 140 km is double track and 135 km single track. There are 617 route-kilometres of track, 574 km of which is electrified. The majority of the electrified track (526 km) is operated at 25 kV, 50 Hz, though some 48 km is run at 3 kV DC.

Luxembourg borders Belgium, France and Germany. Correspondingly, there are cross-border services into these countries. Some are wholly run by CFL, whereas others are run by SNCF, NMBS/SNCB and DB. CFL passenger trains cover the majority of the network.

CFL operate the majority of their passenger trains using EMUs and electric locomotives with push-pull stock. Two DMUs are also in service in CFL livery. They also have a fleet of diesel locomotives for operating freight and general shunting.

Contents

CFL Railway Network

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Passenger Services

CFL Bus with bus driver "Sexy Lexy" on the right.

CFL advertise their passenger services as 6 lines[4]:

  • Line 10 Luxembourg - Troisvierges-frontière - Liège (Belgium), Kautenbach - Wiltz and Ettelbrück - Diekirch
  • Line 30 Luxembourg – Wasserbillig-frontière - Trier (Germany)
  • Line 50 Luxembourg - Kleinbettingen-frontière - Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Line 60 Luxembourg - Thionville (France)/Volmerange-les-Mines (France)/Rumelange/Audun-le-Tiche (France) and Pétange - Esch-sur-Alzette
  • Line 70 Luxembourg - Pétange - Athus (Belgium)/Longuyon (France)
  • Line 80 Arlon (Belgium) - Rodange - Virton (Belgium)


Internally they use a different system with more sub divisions[5]:

  • Ligne 1 Luxembourg - Troisvierges-frontière
  • Ligne 1a Ettelbruck - Diekirch
  • Ligne 1b Kautenbach - Wiltz
  • Ligne 2a Kleinbettingen - Steinfort
  • Ligne 2b Ettelbruck - Bissen
  • Ligne 3 Luxembourg – Wasserbillig-frontière via Sandweiler-Contern
  • Ligne 4 Luxembourg - Berchem - Oetrange
  • Ligne 5 Luxembourg - Kleinbettingen-frontière
  • Ligne 6 Luxembourg - Bettembourg-frontière
  • Ligne 6a Bettembourg - Esch/Alzette
  • Ligne 6b Bettembourg - Dudelange-Usines (Volmerange)
  • Ligne 6c Noertzange - Rumelange
  • Ligne 6d Tétange - Langengrund
  • Ligne 6e Esch-sur-Alzette - Audun-le-Tiche
  • Ligne 6f Esch-sur-Alzette - Pétange
  • Ligne 6g Pétange - Rodange-frontière (Aubange)
  • Ligne 6h Pétange - Rodange-frontière (Mont St. Martin)
  • Ligne 6j Pétange - Rodange-frontière (Athus)
  • Ligne 6k Brucherberg - Scheuerbusch
  • Ligne 7 Luxembourg - Pétange

Rail links to adjacent countries

  • Same gauge:
    • Belgium Belgium — voltage change 15 kV AC/3 kV DC
    • France France — voltage change 15 kV AC/3 kV DC
    • Germany Germany — same change 15 kV AC

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c (French) "Rapport annuel 2007" (PDF). Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois. 2008. http://www.cfl.lu/NR/rdonlyres/3CB82B37-FE58-42D1-BCFD-C46D91B663B1/0/cfl_rapport_2007.pdf. Retrieved 2008-08-04.  
  2. ^ a b (French) "Les principaux employeurs luxembourgeois au 1.1.2007" (PDF). Statec. 2007-05-24. http://www.statistiques.public.lu/fr/communiques/entreprises/entreprises/2007/05/20070524/20070524.pdf. Retrieved 2007-07-21.  
  3. ^ (French) "Rapport annuel 2005" (PDF). Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois. 2006. http://www.cfl.lu/NR/rdonlyres/986ACBCD-8998-456F-A405-2A1781A6F83A/0/cfl_rapport_2005.pdf. Retrieved 2007-07-21.  
  4. ^ (French) "Les gares" (html). Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois. 2007. http://www.cfl.lu/CFLInternet/Espaces/01EspaceVoyageurs/02InfosGare/. Retrieved 2007-09-27.  
  5. ^ (French) "RESEAU FERRE LUXEMBOURGEOIS, DOCUMENT DE REFERENCE 2008" (pdf). Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois. 2007. http://www.railinfra.lu/drr/drr_v2008_1_0_complet.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-27.  

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