CFL planned engineering work, autumn 2017 schedule

construction works/projects
// 26 September 2017

CFL planned engineering work, autumn 2017 schedule

CFL carries out regular engineering and upgrade work as part of our plan for the maintenance, modernisation and extension of the Luxembourg rail infrastructure to address customer needs. This work requires some sections of the lines to be closed off to minimise disruption and ensure the timely and safe progress of the work. To keep disruption to a minimum, engineering work has always been scheduled during the quietest times for rail traffic, such as during school holidays or at weekends.

At different periods during the autumn, CFL will implement a schedule of partial line closure for the lines 10 (Luxembourg – Troisvierges – Gouvy), 30 (Luxembourg – Wasserbillig – Trier) and 60 (Luxembourg – Esch-sur-Alzette – Rodange). Replacement buses will be provided during these periods. The engineering work will take place at weekends and are scheduled to finish on Sunday night/Monday morning each time. Details of work schedules and further information are available on our website,

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One-week-closure (from 28 October to 5 November 2017)
Closure sections Ettelbruck – Troisvierges and Kautenbach – Wiltz (Line 10)
Closure Esch/Alzette – Rodange (Line 60)

Closure on several weekends during September and October
Closure section Luxembourg – Ettelbruck (Line 10)
Closure section Luxembourg – Oetrange (Line 30)

Night-time closure (from 22.00 to 04.00) from Monday to Friday until 7 October 2017
Closure highway A3 from 29 September to 2nd October

One-week line closure:

Line 10 (Luxembourg – Troisvierges – Gouvy): Ettelbruck-Troisvierges and Kautenbach-Wiltz sections

Line 10 sections between Ettelbruck and Troisvierges and between Kautenbach and Wiltz will be closed for one week from 28 October to 5 November. Extensive work will take place at several points along these sections as part of our infrastructure plan. This includes upgrading the catenary systems for the Hockslay, Michelau and Buerden tunnels, upgrading the tracks between Kautenbach and Wiltz and replacing the switching system at the Goebelsmühle station. In addition, rail infrastructures in the area of the Patton bridge in Ettelbrück and of the bridge over the river at Goebelsmühle will be upgraded.

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Line 60 (Luxembourg – Esch-sur-Alzette – Rodange): Esch-sur-Alzette-Rodange section

During the same week of 28 October to 5 November, CFL will also close the Esch-sur-Alzette to Rodange section of line 60 (Luxembourg – Esch-sur-Alzette – Rodange). During this one-week period, work will be carried out to upgrade the drainage system, pathways and conduits at Differdange station in order to improve the water drainage system at this point.

Weekend line closures:

Line 10 (Luxembourg – Troisvierges – Gouvy): Luxembourg-Ettelbruck section

The Luxembourg to Ettelbruck section of line 10 (Luxembourg – Troisvierges – Gouvy) will be closed to rail traffic during the weekends of 30 September & 1 October, 7 & 8 October, 14 &15 October and 21 & 22 October to continue construction work on the new Pulvermühle viaduct. CFL work during the period includes the removal of the level crossing (PN) 20b at Lorentzweiler to enhance the safety of all users near the railway lines.

For the same reason and as part of a project run in cooperation with the Administration des ponts et chaussées, work to remove the level crossing (PN) 17 at Walferdange will also continue during this line closure, specifically during the weekend of 21 & 22 October. In addition, CFL also plans to use this weekend to upgrade the power supply installations at the north exit of Luxembourg Central Station and to continue construction work on the new stop at Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg.

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Line 30 (Luxembourg – Wasserbillig – Trier): Luxembourg-Oetrange section

As part of the upgrade plan to double the track in the Luxembourg – Sandweiler-Contern section, the section between Luxembourg and Oetrange of line 30 (Luxembourg – Wasserbillig – Trier) will also be closed during the weekends of 30 September & 1 October, 7 & 8 October, 14 & 15 October and 21 & 22 October.


Night-time closures:

Line 30 (Luxembourg – Wasserbillig – Trier): Oetrange-Wasserbillig section

Again, until 7 October, the Oetrange-Wasserbillig section of line 30 will be closed off during the night from Monday to Friday (from 22:00 to 04:00). Major modernisation work will be carried out during this time to upgrade the catenary system, pathways and conduits and to build a retaining wall. Replacement buses will serve the route to and from Oetrange and Wasserbillig/Trier from 22:15.

Other CFL engineering work sites:

A road structure will be constructed near the site for the new Luxembourg-Bettembourg railway line: a section of the A3 motorway, the CR 158 and the Berchem motorway service areas will be closed from 29 September to 2 October

Other major work connected with large-scale CFL engineering projects will require closure of one section of the A3 motorway, the CR 158 and the two Berchem service areas between Friday 29 September and Monday 2 October. The project to construct the new railway line between Luxembourg and Bettembourg includes building the OA12 road bridge, extending the CR158 road between Kockelscheuer and Bivange above the A3 motorway and the new railway track. This engineering structure will include an intermediary pier between the railway line and the motorway. From the evening of Friday 29 September until the morning of Monday 2 October, a section of the A3, including the two Berchem service areas, and the CR 158 secondary road will be closed to traffic. In the direction of Metz-Luxembourg, the section between Croix de Bettembourg and Croix de Gasperich is concerned; in the direction of Luxembourg-Metz, the section between Croix de Gasperich and the Livange intersection will be closed. Work planned during the weekend closure includes setting the girders in place using cranes and the first phase of concreting. CFL is working in close cooperation with the Administration des ponts & chaussées on this engineering project.