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Luxembourg- NVR : 82 L-(VKM)


CFL - Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (Luxembourg Railways, abbreviated CFL) is the national railway company of Luxembourg. In 2005, the company carried approximately 14.1 million passengers and 11.7 million tonnes of goods.[3] It employs 3,090 people, making CFL the country's seventh-largest corporate employer.
The Luxembourgeois rail system comprises 275 kilometres of track, of which 140 km is double track and 135 km single track. There are 617 route-kilometres of track, 574 km of which is electrified. The majority of the electrified track (526 km) is operated at 25 kV, 50 Hz, though some 48 km is run at 3 kV DC.
Luxembourg borders Belgium, France and Germany. Correspondingly, there are cross-border services into these countries. Some are wholly run by CFL, whereas others are run by SNCF, NMBS/SNCB and DB. CFL passenger trains cover the majority of the network.
CFL operate the majority of their passenger trains using EMUs and electric locomotives with push-pull stock. Two DMUs are also in service in CFL livery. They also have a fleet of diesel locomotives for operating freight and general shunting.
Luxembourg is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC Country Code for Luxembourg is 82.
The railroad network in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg covers about 250 kilometers, operated by CFL, the Luxembourg National Railways. Practically every locality has train or bus connections.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s railway network is run by CFL trains, the Luxembourg National Railways (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois) and complemented by an extensive bus network.
At the centre of the country’s domestic train network is Luxembourg railway station, a terminus for all but one of Luxembourg’s CFL trains routes. The station also functions as the country’s international railway hub, with services into the surrounding countries, Belgium, France, and Germany.
Luxembourg station is connected to Paris (2h05) via France’s high-speed TGV network, since may 1999. Two daily InterCity trains connect Luxembourg to Basel (Swiss frontier), undoubtedly the art capital of Switzerland.




CFL cargo was created in 2006 as a joint venture between CFL, the national Luxembourg railway company, and ArcelorMittal, the world leader of the steel industry.
Taking advantage of the in-depth expertise of both shareholders in railroad operations, client-orientated distribution and safety, CFL cargo aims to play a significant role in the liberalised European railroad freight market.
The strategic location at the heart of Europe enables CFL cargo to operate on the main European North-South and East-West routes in cooperation with its subsidiaries CFL cargo Deutschland, CFL cargo Danmark, CFL Fret Services France and CFL cargo Sverige.
In the area of rail freight, CFL cargo offers a complete range of customer-oriented, door-to-door, pan-European rail freight services.

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