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Luxembourg: Heading in the right direction

20 February 2013 | By Alex Kremer, CEP, CFL

A few years ago, CFL commenced an ambitious programme of rebuilding its national railway network to meet today’s standards. By the end of 2012 we had completed two of the most important projects in this context: Modernising the Luxembourg Central Station and rebuilding the existing single-line track between Luxembourg and…

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CFL: the railway network in the centre of Europe

15 February 2011 | By Alex Kremer, CEO, CFL

Strategically placed in the centre of Europe, Luxembourg’s railway network attracts, through the combined efforts of CFL and its freight subsidiaries CFL cargo and CFL Multimodal, important quantities of both passenger and freight traffic. Concerning freight transport, Luxembourg was no stranger to the effects the financial crisis had on the…

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Looking beyond national borders

28 January 2010 | By Fernand Rippinger, Chief Executive Officer and Marc Polini, Chief Commercial Officer, CFL cargo

CFL cargo, created in October 2006, aims to offer customer-oriented pan-European door-to-door rail freight services, while creating shareholder value and adhering to high social, safety and environmental standards.

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A double carriageway between Pétange and Luxembourg

29 January 2008 | By Alex Kremer, Director General, CFL

In 2002, the Luxembourg Ministry of Transport collaborated with CFL to work out a public transport strategy called ‘mobilitéit.lu’. The document, or plan, included details about development projects of public transport infrastructure and included in particular plans to develop the existing railway line between Pétange and Luxembourg into a dual…

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Attack is the best form of defence

6 February 2007 | By Alex Kremer, Director General, CFL

Operating a small rail network has its moments. Instead of being forced to go after huge parts of the European market to maintain competitiveness and thus being expected to operate a fleet of thousands of locomotives and coaches, a comparatively small railway company, such as CFL, enjoys the luxury of…

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Catching up…

2 March 2005 | By Alex Kremer, Director General, CFL

In every recent statistic about wealth and world markets, Luxembourg can be found in the top slot of GDP per capita listings, making Luxembourgers, at least in theory, somewhat wealthy people. As can be expected from this statistic, individual transportation is at an all-time high. This, in combination with Luxembourg’s…

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Bombardier’s latest locomotives

2 March 2005 | By Janis Vitins, Director Marketing and Product Planning Electric Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation

In December 2004, SBB Cargo received the first of 18 TRAXX multi-system locomotives Re 484 (Figure 1). This marks a new era for the TRAXX locomotive platform, extending its range into Italy.