Category: Safety

CFL Group
// 11 November 2020

In anticipation of winter and the resulting meteorological changes, the CFL are taking several measures regarding their trains and infrastructure. Passenger and freight trains ready for the cold weather The preparation of CFL trains for winter is not much different from that of a car. When the low temperatures drop below, the heating plays a…

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Safety
// 3 November 2020

Passengers are obliged to wear a protective mask, such as medical masks, handmade masks, bandanas (“buff”) or scarves. (Communication from the Luxembourg Governement, 16th April 2020) Adaptations of the traffic plan are applied on neighbouring rail networks. Traffic plan and measures: Stay up to date with the latest information! Whenever possible, it is recommended to postpone train or bus…

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Infrastructure manager
// 16 September 2020

In line with their corporate strategy focused on the well-being and satisfaction of their customers, the CFL are committed to ensuring that their services remain available to all. Therefore, in the spirit of the “Design for all” concept which, as its name suggests, promotes “multimodality for all” through several station and stop construction projects, taking…

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CFL Group
// 22 July 2020

It is important for travelers to reach their destination in comfort, at any time and no matter the weather. Goods transported by rail must also arrive on time. Whether passenger trains or freight trains, the CFL staff constantly ensures the smooth operation of its rolling stock. In anticipation of the summer and to prepare for…

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Safety
// 11 June 2020

Since 2009, the railway community, in collaboration with a growing number of road sector organisations, has been organising an International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD – www.ilcad.org) in more than 42 countries around the world under the slogan : « Act safely at level crossings ». As in previous years, the CFL, together with the…

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Safety
// 29 April 2020

Unlike a driver sitting in his car, the train driver, also called “mécanicien” in French (the mechanic in English), has no direct control over the turning (left and right) of their train. The train convoy is steered mechanically and passively by means of the switch. The switch, commonly referred to as “branchement (French)” (connection in…

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Safety
// 1 April 2020

Did you know? The CFL has a driving simulator for training its future train drivers. In addition to the many hours of accompanied driving lessons that take place in real conditions and with the assistance of trainers, CFL train drivers, known as “mécaniciens”, can take advantage of a driving simulator to put the knowledge they…

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Safety
// 7 October 2019

The braking distance of a train can go up to 1200 meters. We handle you some piece of advice for your safety. ​#cflsafetyfirst : Never stop on the rails of a railway crossing! Be sure that the necessary space for your car is available on the other side of the level crossing. Drive through the…

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Safety
// 24 September 2019
Accident involving a person

In the event of an accident involving a person on the tracks, the emergency services must be able to intervene as quickly as possible to assist the victim. The impact on the rail network is inevitable, starting with the immediate interruption of train traffic in order to ensure the safety of those involved on site….

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Safety
// 6 June 2019
In order to increase the safety of their network and to reduce risks at level crossings, the CFL create alternatives such as under- and overpasses for pedestrians and motor traffic.

Closed level crossing barriers are often a test of patience. There have even been cases in which road users actually ignored the barriers and crossed the rail tracks, despite the ban. Such people are frequently unaware of the danger to which they are exposing themselves. This often underestimated risk can have dramatic consequences. On average…

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