Category: Simply explained

Innovation
// 28 December 2022

During their “mi-vie” service, the electric railcars of CFL’s 2200 series benefit from an update of their inner and outer looks. When it comes to beauty, it is above all the inner values that count. Nevertheless, during the large-scale “mi-vie” maintenance of its double-deck TER2N-ng rolling stock, the CFL did not refrain from sprucing up…

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Simply explained
// 10 August 2022

Living in proximity to a railway station certainly has its perks, the most obvious being the great connection to local public transport. However, the proximity of one’s own home to a railway line also means that railway traffic is equally close, as is the accompanying background noise. Thus, measures for noise reduction and sound proofing…

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Simply explained
// 1 June 2021

To ensure the daily well-being of tens of thousands of passengers throughout the rail network, the CFL ensures that their rolling stock is clean. Whether Kiss, TER2N, Dosto or Z2, trains and railcars are regularly cleaned inside and out. Specialist staff take care of the cleanliness of the trains on a daily basis to accommodate…

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CFL Group
// 2 December 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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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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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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