Category: Photo reportage

Photo reportage
// 14 November 2018

Just like your car, trains need regular servicing as well. To ensure the reliability of rolling stock and contribute to the punctuality of traffic on the Luxembourg and cross-border rail network, the CFL has a maintenance center, located in Bonnevoie with state-of-the-art facilities. The maintenance center covers an area of ​​about 15,000 m2, including 1,110…

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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
// 28 March 2018
After the catenary has been grounded in the cleaning hall, the washing process starts at the push of a button. For cleaning, a pH-neutral wash foam is sprayed onto the rolling stock.

To ensure the well-being of over 20 million train passengers a year, the cleanliness of the rolling stock is essential. For this purpose, it is thoroughly cleaned on average every 3 weeks in the CFL floor washing system. The principle of cleaning is similar to that of a regular car wash – but with much…

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Photo reportage
// 5 March 2018
In order to counteract the paint bleached out after 20 years of sun exposure, the employees of the central workshop completely foil the boxes of the electric railcar. Compared to the paint-based procedure, this method has some key advantages, such as: the speed, easier handling or the fact that the foiling can be carried out in parallel to the other upcoming maintenance works.

To guarantee the safety and comfort of their customers, CFL regularly carry out maintenance and repair work on their rolling stock. After 20 years of loyal service, the electric railcars of the 2000 series, commonly referred to as Z2s, undergo a major overhaul, the “operation caisse”. Given the average lifetime of approximately 40 years, this…

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Photo reportage
// 4 January 2018
The maintenance of CFL’s power bundle with more than 7,000 bhp is also completed inside the new workshop : a 4000 series locomotive of Bombardier.

Everything (and everyone) under one roof The new Atelier Central has one large and distinct advantage: For the first time since the company was founded, it is now possible to maintain the entire spectrum of CFL rolling stock under one roof. Approximately 15,000 square metres of space and 1,250 track metres (indoor and outdoor) are…

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Photo reportage
// 21 December 2017
After a short stop in Wasserbillig, the journey is pursued, full steam ahead, to Saarbrücken.

On 16 December 2017 the club 5519 invited railway enthusiasts and nostalgic friends on a journey into the past. On board the lovingly restored locomotive with the number 5519, the passengers went to the Saarbrücken Christmas market. An experience that, like anyone who has ever had the pleasure of traveling with such a vehicle, seeks…

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Non classé
// 19 July 2017
These two colossal steel structures, which are 22 m high and 75 m wide, are each capable of lifting a 41-tonne load.

With the recent commissioning of its rail/road intermodal platform at Bettembourg-Dudelange, the CFL Group has equipped itself with the infrastructures required to continue to confirm itself as a high-performance pan-European hub. With its new site, which has a surface area of 32 hectares, the CFL Group is thereby giving itself the resources to respond to…

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Non classé
// 17 July 2017

The weekend of 7 July 2017 was marked by the official opening of the new intermodal terminal in Bettembourg-Dudelange. On Friday, the official ceremony took place, in the presence of His Royal Highness, Grand Duke Henri, Mars di Bartolomeo, President of the Chambre des Députés, Etienne Schneider, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs,…

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Photo reportage
// 19 May 2017
A west wagon hangs from the two cranes in Hall 1. Both have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes. © Schmitz Christian.

Thanks to the photos from the collection of André Weis, we can offer you a unique look into the past of the “Atelier Bonnevoie”. After more than 60 years in operation, the building will be demolished to make way for the expansion of Luxembourg Central Station. A fifth and sixth platform will then help the…

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