Category: Simply explained

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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Simply explained
// 24 June 2020

The CFL have worked on the development of two apps that can be used as travel planning assistants from A to Z for any mobile device to adapt to the changing mobility needs of passengers and provide comprehensive and convenient customer information. Travelling through Europe at your fingertips – CFL International With the new CFL…

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CFL Group
// 12 June 2020

The expansion of rolling stock capacity is necessary due to the extraordinary growth in the number of passengers on CFL trains. In less than 20 years, the number of train passengers has increased by 85%, from 13.5 million in 2003 to more than 25 million in 2019. The aim of CFL trains is to offer…

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Freight
// 13 May 2020

Rail freight transport, which is an alternative to road transport, especially on the main European routes, must meet the requirements of its customers in terms of accessibility, reliability and performance. In order to improve the competitiveness of rail freight transport across Europe, the European Commission launched the so-called “European Freight Corridors” (Regulation 913/2010). What is…

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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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Simply explained
// 6 March 2020

To enable safe and organized train traffic, a number of signals and marks are settled throughout the Luxemburg railroad network. In a train driver’s daily job, these signals represent essential orders, reference and orientation points. Have a look on the most important fixed optical signals.   As suggested by its name, the fixed repeater signal…

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Simply explained
// 15 January 2020

You want to travel by train and are travelling with a piece of luggage, your bicycle or a pram? Or are you travelling with your four-legged companion? No problem. If you make some preparations in advance, you can board the train at your leisure. Hand luggage is allowed free of charge on board CFL trains….

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Non classé
// 17 December 2019

One of the CFLs’ permanent wishes is to make the tools available to its staff and customers ever more efficient and easy to use. This is how RAILtab was born. As a mobile application, RAILtab is an information and communication system that allows CFL rolling stock to collect, on a single device, a multitude of…

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Simply explained
// 7 November 2019
Étrier de frein / plaquette de frein

Rolling stock is modernised over time. Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies, its speed performance has increased tenfold, which goes hand in hand with optimizing the braking systems. Braking prowess that often goes unnoticed There is a tendency to misjudge a train’s speed, weight and, consequently, stopping distance. A passing train, not stopping at a…

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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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