Renewal of the northern footbridge at Luxembourg train station from May 14 to September 13, 2021On 06 May 2021
Renewal of the northern footbridge and detour of the pedestrian access at Luxembourg train station
For the CFL and the City of Luxembourg, working for the mobility of tomorrow means ensuring that the services are accessible to everyone. It is in this context and more particularly within the framework of the extension and modernization works of the Luxembourg train station that the installation of a new pedestrian footbridge will take place, to connect the Gare and Bonnevoie districts, without barriers, and the platforms of the capital’s railway station.
For the duration of the works, from May 14, 2021 at 10 p.m. to September 13, 2021 at 4 a.m., the northern footbridge of the Luxembourg train station will be inaccessible. In this context, several alternatives as well as signage will be put in place:
- Pedestrian diversion A – Possibility of bypassing the train station to the north via the Rue de Bonnevoie and the Rue du Fort Neipperg (pedestrian journey time extended by 4-5 minutes).
- Pedestrian diversion B – Possibility of bypassing the train station to the south using the temporary footbridge and the south underground. Note that access to this footbridge will nevertheless not be possible for people with reduced mobility and will be closed to the public every night, between 12:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. (pedestrian journey time extended by 4-5 minutes).
- Diversion by bus 20 or 28 – Possibility to bypass the train station using the AVL lines 20 and 28, connecting the Central Station (departure from platform 1) and the Gare-Rocade (departure from platform 1) in both directions at a cadence of 7 – 15 minutes during the day during the week, and from 15 to 30 minutes in the evening and on weekends, allowing the public to reach the Bonnevoie district and the Place de la Gare side by public transport. Note that all AVL buses are suitable for accommodating people with reduced mobility.
Due to preparatory work upstream of the renewal, it should be noted that access to the railway platforms via the stairs of the concerned footbridge will no longer be possible from May 3, 2021 until the end of the work.
In order to better inform and guide public transport users as well as citizens during the works, signage with a location map and the detour will be installed at the Luxembourg train station, on the forecourt of the station as well as at the bus stops concerned (Bonnevoie side and Station side).
Guaranteed train access
For the entire duration of the work involving the north footbridge, access to the various platforms for passengers at Luxembourg Station will be possible via the north and south undergrounds of the station. Customers with reduced mobility or using a wheelchair, as well as those with strollers, can use the lifts connecting the station to the platforms.
An enlarged and redesigned central station
Luxembourg train station, as a focal point for 6 train lines and 1,000 daily trains, will continue to play a strategic role in the management of rail traffic, especially in view of the growing trend in the number of passengers (+ 85% in less than twenty years) . The redevelopment and extension of the Luxembourg train station will above all make it possible to increase reception capacities at the station, especially at peak times, thanks to a complete reorganization of the track plan to take full advantage of the additional capacities planned. This project, which is to equip the station with two additional platforms and four new platform tracks, aims to increase the flexibility and punctuality of the traffic at the station. The extension of the platforms will accommodate longer trains, which will help provide more seating. Access for all customers is also facilitated by the installation of the new north footbridge, which is scheduled to be installed on Pentecost 2021.
For any additional questions, the mobility advisers of the Mobilitéitszentral call center are available to travelers on number (+352) 2465 2465 from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as well as on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.