Changes to public transport as of Sunday, 13 December 2020

On 20 November 2020

On Thursday, 19 November 2020, François Bausch, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mobility and Public Works (Ministre de la Mobilité et des Travaux publics); Lydie Polfer, Mayor of the City of Luxembourg; Patrick Goldschmidt, Alderman for mobility; Alex Kies, head of the aforementioned ministry’s Public Transport Directorate (Direction des transports publics); and Lex Bentner, head of the City of Luxembourg’s Service Autobus (Bus Department), held a press conference to present the main changes to public transport that will take effect on Sunday, 13 December 2020 in both Luxembourg City and across the country.

National RGTR network

Extension of the RGTR network

Introduction of four new bus lines:

  • Line 105: Junglinster – Ettelbruck (via Diekirch) / partially replaces line 100
  • Line 461: Itzig – Howald (via Bonnevoie) / partially replaces line 144
  • Line 536: Ettelbruck – Esch-sur-Sûre (via Eschdorf, Merscheid)
  • Line 543: Ettelbruck – Consthum (via Bourscheid)

Reorganisation of the routes of some RGTR lines

Some bus lines into Luxembourg City will have modified routes and new final stops:

LineDestination as of 13 December 2020Previous final stopNew final stopConnection to the city centre
100Junglinster to Lux- LimpertsbergCentre, BadanstaltLimpertsberg, TheaterBus or tram
111Echternach to Lux-KirchbergGare routière CFLKirchberg, Europe Gare routièreBus or tram
117Trier (D) to HowaldGare, rue HeineHowald, P+R Sud,Bus
120Junglinster to HowaldGare centraleHowald, RonnebëschBus or tram
125Oberanven to Lux-KirchbergHollerich, BouillonKirchberg, LuxexpoBus or tram
150Ahn to HowaldGare, rue HeineHowald, RonnebëschBus or tram
157Saarburg (D) to Lux-KirchbergKirchberg, Gare routière LuxexpoKirchberg, Europe Gare routièreBus or tram
172Frisange to Lux-RocadeKirchberg, RehazenterGare, RocadeBus or tram
194Bettembourg to Lux-RocadeSandweiler, am EckGare, RocadeBus or tram
290Mersch to Lux-KirchbergCentre, BadanstaltKirchberg, Rout Bréck-PafendallBus or tram

The following bus lines will also be subject to route changes, and their timetables will change accordingly:

132, 134, 144, 295, 522, 535, 540, 555, 560, 570, 740, 750, 800, 810

Timetable changes on some RGTR lines

The timetables of the following bus lines will change, but their routes will remain the same:

118, 119, 175, 195, 248, 398, 487, 500, 509, 512, 545

Minor changes to some RGTR lines

The following bus lines will undergo slight changes, such as minor modifications to some departures, an additional departure or a change in stop:

108, 116, 130, 135, 155, 156, 160, 205, 210, 213, 215, 226, 240, 306, 316, 319, 323, 330, 332, 450, 505, 519, 525, 556, 557, 558, 605, 655, 660, 665, 682

Changes to some RGTR school bus lines

Changes will be made to the stops, routes and/or timetables of the following RGTR school bus lines:

101, 103, 113, 121, 131, 176, 181, 183, 188, 189, 193, 196, 199, 214, 225, 241, 249, 261, 286, 287, 288, 289, 302, 312, 447, 489, 514, 521, 582, 638, 831, 944, 950, 955, 960, 965, 972, 975, 998.

In addition, RGTR school bus line 971 will be discontinued.

If you have any further questions, call the Mobilitéitszentral (Mobility Centre) on 2465 2465 to speak with one of its advisers, who will be available from 7:00 to 19:00 on weekdays, and from 9:00 to 16:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Autobus Service of Luxembourg City (AVL)

The changes to Luxembourg City’s bus network will take into account new nationwide public-transport services and will be coordinated with the introduction of the tram service to Luxembourg Central Station. The new network has been revamped to maximise public-transport services, better cater to passengers’ needs and further improve service quality.

The new AVL network

The new AVL bus network is organised around four main axes:

  • Tram
  • “Gare Centrale” – City centre
  • “Gare Rocade” – City centre
  • West-East – West-North (without calling at stops in the Gare district)

Main changes for AVL bus passengers

  • The tram line (T1) will become the main public-transport option in the city, replacing the Kirchberg–Luxembourg Central Station route that is currently served by lines 1/125 and several RGTR (“Eurobus”) lines. This change was made to prevent parallel bus and tram services.
  • Since the AVL bus station on Place de la Gare is to be removed, this will no longer be the final stop for eight lines (9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 28 and 31). Buses on these lines will continue to call at “Gare Centrale”, but their final stops will change according to their new routes. Although “Gare Centrale” will no longer be a final stop, it will remain one of the main stops in the AVL network.
  • Since 3 November 2019, buses have been running between Luxembourg Central Station and Ville-Haute only via Avenue de la Gare and the Pont Viaduc. This bus link will remain unchanged, but there will be fewer buses per hour as the same link will be possible on the tram.
  • A main priority of the new AVL network will be to preserve at least one connection between each city district and at least one of the main districts, i.e. Gare and the city centre. Some bus lines (4, 10, 13, 14, 18) will continue to call at stops in the Gare district and the city centre.
  • To limit the number of buses on the main route between Luxembourg Central Station and the city centre, the new network will provide inter-district and intra-district connections, e.g. from the city’s western districts (Merl, Belair) to the airport via Kirchberg.
  • Due to the new connections in the AVL network, bus numbers will change for bus lines serving some of the city’s districts.

To update passengers on the changes to the AVL network, the City of Luxembourg will begin sending the new route map to all households on 23 November 2020. A press conference will be held on Friday, 27 November 2020 to explain all of the changes to the municipal bus network in detail.

New timetables for national and international trains

As is the case every year, the national and international CFL train timetables will be updated on the second weekend of December, concurrently with the timetables of the other European rail companies. The new timetables will take effect at midnight on Sunday, 13 December 2020. On weekdays, there will a train from Luxembourg City to Liège every hour.

Le détail des nouveaux horaires est disponible dans la recherche horaire sur www.cfl.lu ainsi que dans les applications CFL mobile et CFL International.

Tram frequency between “Luxexpo” and “Gare Centrale”

As of Sunday, 13 December 2020, the tram will run between “Luxexpo” and “Gare Centrale” as follows:

Monday–Friday:

  • First departure from “Luxexpo”: 4:30 / Last departure from “Luxexpo”: midnight
  • First departure from “Gare Centrale”: 4:58 / Last departure from “Gare Centrale”: 00:35

Saturday :

  • First departure from “Luxexpo”: 4:30 / Last departure from “Luxexpo”: midnight
  • First departure from “Gare Centrale”: 4:58 / Last departure from “Gare Centrale”: 00:35

Sunday :

  • First departure from “Luxexpo”: 5:15 / Last departure from “Luxexpo”: midnight
  • First departure from “Gare Centrale”: 5:43 / Last departure from “Gare Centrale”: 00:35

Practical information

All information on the changes to the RGTR, AVL and CFL networks is available be found on the respective websites, on the smartphone apps and through the call centres: 

  • RGTR : www.mobiliteit.lu / application : mobiliteit.lu / centre d’appel : 2465 2465
  • AVL : newbus.vdl.lu / application : cityapp – VDL / centre d’appel : 4796 2975
  • CFL : www.cfl.lu / applications : CFL mobile et CFL International / centre d’appel : 2489 2489
  • LUXTRAM : www.luxtram.lu / Tél. : 27 20 39 – 1