Category: Simply explained

CFL Group
// 2 October 2018

Although most people think of trains when it comes to the CFL, buses are also an integral part of the Luxembourg National Railway Company’s history. In 1952, the CFL bus service was created, consisting of 6 vehicles. Gradually, the CFL bus service gained importance and in 1965,  the fleet of CFL buses rose to 45…

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Photo reportage
// 19 September 2018

As part of the European Mobility Week, which takes place every year from 16th to 22nd September, the CFL, the City of Luxembourg, Luxtram, Adapth, Info-Handicap, Blanneverenegung and Verkéiersverbond organized the event “Multimodality for All” on 19th September. In this context, a “train-funicular-tram-bus” route was organized with travelers with reduced mobility and visually impaired people…

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Non classé
// 4 September 2018

The closure of a section or even a railway line can occur for plenty of unexpected reasons. First it makes us think of an equipment breakdown or any other external reason. Most of the time, nevertheless, a railway closure is planned. Such as for works, for example, a closure implies a flawless organization, especially in…

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Simply explained
// 14 August 2018

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
// 18 July 2018

There are 122 level crossings in use in Luxembourg and we mainly distinguish between two systems for closing / opening the barriers. Automatically controlled barriers Signal-dependent barriers 66% of the barriers are automatically controlled.

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Simply explained
// 3 July 2018

Switches and crossings are among the basic building blocks of the railway infrastructure. The turnouts are controlled by the dispatchers in the signal boxes, which, thanks to these elements, can use the existing tracks as flexibly and efficiently as possible. With the help of switches, the train transitions from one to track to another can…

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Simply explained
// 20 June 2018

The rail plays two important roles: direct support of rolling loads and steering of the rolling stock. The rail must also fulfill three conditions: resistance, ride comfort and noise level reduction. In order to ensure the latter , the rails are regularly examined from every angle.

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Simply explained
// 12 June 2018
The view of a train driver, the cab of a KISS

It is strictly forbidden for a passenger to go into a driver’s cabin, but exceptionally the CFL invites you to take a seat to discover this modern workplace!

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Simply explained
// 15 May 2018

What is the rolling highway? The rolling highway is an innovative way of handling freight, in this case particularly truck trailers, efficiently and easily from the road to the rail network. Thanks to the innovative rotatable LOHR wagons, the trailers do not have to be vertically charged using gantry cranes, but can be driven directly…

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Simply explained
// 30 April 2018

Over 1.000 passenger and freight trains run over the rails of the national railway network every day. In order to assure that the wheels of the locomotives and wagons can keep on spinning, the rails have to be regularly serviced or replaced. Beside the rails, numerous other elements contribute to the fact that the rolling…

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