Mobility and Transport

Rail

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

The corridor that the Luxembourg network runs along is the North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor that crosses Luxembourg between the French and Belgian borders (from north to south).

Infrastructure Managers  

The Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL) is Luxembourg’s national railway company. The Luxembourg rail system consists of 275km of tracks.

The entity responsible for the production of the network statement is the ‘Administration des Chemins de FER (ACF), the national NSA. www.railinfra.lu

Section 3.7 (Infrastructure development) of the Network Statement states that: “As far as the ERTMS/GSM-R digital radio-mobile network is concerned, it is planned to be put into service in 2016 as long as all the work on  infrastructure and development of GSM-R equipment is completed in time.

In terms of ETCS:

The Installation of the ETCS safety system will be finished by the end of 2014. During the period before being officially put in service, only trains from RU CFL and from IM CFL are allowed to run commercial tests.

The different ETCS levels are included in appendix 3a.

The train driver assistance system MEMOR II+ and the safety system ETCS Level 1 will coexist until the end of June 2017. Afterwards MEMOR II+ equipment’s will be discontinued and ETCS Level 1 will be the only system allowed on the Luxembourg rail network. As from July 2017, all motive power units and control trailers must be suitable for use on ETCS equipped infrastructure.

Projects considered by CFL concerning its entire network include the installation of ETCS for speed control, as well as the implementation of GSM-R as the rail communications standard  on the Luxembourg network.

Within this project planning, the installation of ETCS L1 as a speed control throughout the network is mentioned on this link: (ETCS L1) Speed control installation on the entire network

Finally, a reference to the GSM-R installation process can be found at Development of an integrated digital radio network

National implementation plan 

National Implementation Plans (NIP) country by country

National Safety Authority

The Department of Transport, within the Ministry of Durable Development and Infrastructures is the Luxembourg NSA.