THE TRAM LINE: A MULTIMODAL ROUTE!On 27 October 2016
The tram project in pictures
On 26 October 2016, François Bausch presented detailed pictures of the multimodal hubs on the tram line.
François Bausch also recalled that the present Government had also decided to include extensions to Findel and to Cloche d’Or, by a motion submitted in June 2014 and passed by 34 votes.
According to François Bausch, by 2021 the tram will form the backbone of multimodality in Luxembourg. As it has nine multimodal hubs along the route, this will make swapping between different methods of transport such as train, bus, soft mobility and also electromobility, considerably easier. The whole system will be enhanced by telematics, enabling travellers to check their journeys in real time at any moment. Four of these hubs, namely Héienhaff, Luxexpo, Howald and Cloche d’Or, will have a P&R with from 2,000 to 4,000 parking spaces. These new car parks will also have charging terminals for electric vehicles.
These hubs will also have mBox secure bicycle parking, Vel’oh stations and bike racks. Moreover, Central Railway Station will offer a new car pooling scheme that in principle will be compatible with Luxembourg City’s Carloh. Passengers can use their mKaart to access car pooling, bike sharing, electric charging terminals, P&R as well as to buy train, bus and tram tickets and use mBox secure bicycle parking.
In conclusion, François Bausch mentioned wanting to get the funding passed shortly for the tram line extensions to Findel and Cloche d’Or, and then to consider further tram line extensions, such as to Bertrange and Leudelange, and even a second line to Kirchberg.
Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Press Release / Photo: © MDDI