CROSS BORDER WORKERS – SNCF ON STRIKE ON 21 SEPTEMBER

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keywords: cross border workers luxembourg, sncf strike, train, luxembourg. In the autumn of 2017, the social movements are numerous, and about ten days after a first strike, the SNCF will know its second social movement tomorrow Thursday 21 September 2017. While the Lorraine region experienced some train cancellations during the previous movement, the SNCF Communication Department announces a normal traffic for the tomorrow local trains. According to the SNCF, Luxembourg cross-border workers on the Nancy-Metz-Luxembourg and Longwy/Athus-Luxembourg routes are supposed to therefore expect minimal disruptions. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – BICYCLE BRIDGE AT PONT ADOLPHE INAUGURATION

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keywords: soft mobility, mobility week, bicycle bridge, adolphe bridge, luxembourg. After the success of the renovation of the Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg, it is now time to inaugurate the bicycle bridge located under the bridge. The inauguration will take place tomorrow Sunday 17th September 2017 at 11:00 at the Pont Adolphe, the first cyclists with the authorities are expected from 11:30. This work will thus link the bike paths of Avenue de la Liberté to those of the city center (Ville Haute). This inauguration is the starting point for the…

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LUXEMBOURG A1 MOTORWAY CLOSED DIRECTION TRIER

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Following an accident in Kirchberg, the A1 motorway between Luxembourg and Trêves/Trier was closed for a short period of time after 10:40 am this morning. In the accident a German driver died, no other vehicle seems involved according to a Grand-Ducal Police report. Share this page with:

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COMMUTERS – SNCF ON STRIKE – CANCELLED TRAINS LIST

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keywords: sncf on strike, train, cfl, cross-border workers commuters luxembourg. Following the announcement of SNCF’s participation in the general strike tomorrow Tuesday 12 September 2017, the following disruptions are to be expected for commuters / cross border workers in Luxembourg:   Line 70 Longwy – Luxembourg: Between 12:00 and 21:00 all trains are cancelled between Rodange and Longwy. The CFL set up an alternative bus service from Longwy to Rodange train station.   Lige 90 Nancy – Metz – Luxembourg: 6:09 Metz – Nancy: cancelled 07:20 Nancy – 08:00 Metz…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – CYANOBACTERIA IN MOSELLE FRANCE

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keywords: ministry of health, cyanobacteria, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health calls for vigilance after the discovery of a proliferation of cyanobacteria (blue-green bacteria) in the stagnant waters of the rivers of Moselle, France. Cyanobacteria can release toxins that can pose a risk to public health (skin irritations, headaches, nausea, gastroenteritis, cramps, paralysis, liver damage). The excessive presence of cyanobacteria is identifiable by the formation of colored carpets (greenish-blue coloration or pea mashed color). It comes from a high water temperature. It is recommended not to swim in…

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COMMUTERS – TRAFFIC STOPPED BETWEEN LUXEMBOURG AND THIONVILLE

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keywords: cross border workers luxembourg, commuters, train traffic stopped, cfl, sncf, luxembourg. CFL inform tonight that due to disturbances on the network of SNCF, all trains between Luxembourg and Thionville are cancelled from 20:00 until 22:00. A train replacement bus service is offered platform 19 by the CFL from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Thionville . Delays may still be expected due to road traffic. According to France’s SNCF the problem comes from a train problem in Bettembourg, i.e. on the CFL network. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – FIRE IN BELVAUX – CR178 ROAD CLOSED

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keywords: fire, cr178, closed lanes, road closed, firemen, grand ducal police, luxembourg. On Tuesday afternoon a major barn fire started for unknown reasons so far in Belvaux (rue de France). Traffic between Belvaux and Rédange in both directions is interrupted. Firefighters are in action. Drivers are advised to avoid this area or take the direction of Micheville (F). update 26 July 07:45 am: CR178 road reopened, traffic resumes both ways. Share this page with:

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ROAD SAFETY – BETWEEN LANES TRAFFIC REMAINS NOT AUTHORISED

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keywords: road safety, inter lane traffic, motorcycles, motorcyclists, luxembourg. While a petition requesting the authorisation of inter lanes traffic for motorcyclists in Luxembourg has received more than 1,000 signatures and counting, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch replied in a negative way to this possibility. MP Georges Engel (LSAP) had questioned the Minister last month on this issue, the Minister said today that it will be necessary to await the conclusions of the 4 years experimentation period currently launched in France since 2016 in 4 zones of…

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BETTEMBOURG – TRAIN TRAFFIC STOPPED ON SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE

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keywords: suspicious package, train, bettembourg, luxembourg. 08:45 Police intervention in Bettembourg train station following the discovery of an abandoned parcel. The station is evacuated. The train traffic is suspended. 09:10 After the presence of a suspicious package (suitcase) on a train in Bettembourg,  train traffic is interrupted. Trains from Metz have a Thionville terminus. Replacement buses are being announced from Thionville to Luxembourg. 09:20 The owner of the forgotten suitcase contacted the CFL. End of intervention. False alert. Traffic is gradually resuming. Share this page with:

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COMMUTERS – SOME P+R BECOME PAY-PARKINGS ON CONDITIONS

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keywords: cross border workers, commuters, parking, luxembourg. The City of Luxembourg informs the road users that from Monday 3 July 2017 parking at the P+R Kockelscheuer and Luxembourg-Sud will be charged from the second day of parking. Thus, from the 25th hour of parking, the fare will be 10 € per day begun. These charges have proved their worth at P+R Bouillon and it has been decided to apply these same measures also to the P+R Kockelscheuer and Luxembourg-Sud, in order to promote the offer for commuters. Validation of the…

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RAIL LUXEMBOURG – WIFI IN ALL CFL TRAINS IN … 2023

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keywords: cross border workers, train, tram, cfl, luxembourg. With the constant increase in the number of cross-border workers and the increase in the resident population, the subject of mobility has become critical. And the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures is stepping up initiatives on all fronts to facilitate and increase transportation capacity. In particular with regard to railway mobility, the budget to be invested over the period 2013 and 2023 is EUR 3.8 billion, almost twice the budget of the years 2003 to 2013, ie EUR 1.3 billion. The…

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HEAT WAVE LUXEMBOURG – MOTORWAYS SPEED LIMIT LOWERED

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keywords: heat wave luxembourg, pollution, ozone, speed limit, luxembourg. The Automobile Club Luxembourg (ACL) informs that due to the temperature that should exceed 30°C today according to MeteoLux and the associated risks of pollution (especially ozone pollution) the speed limit on Luxembourg motorways is reduced to 90 km/h this Tuesday. This measure will likely be repeated in the coming days as a drop in temperatures is not expected until Friday. Ozone pollution is felt by the most fragile people who experience itching eyes and/or difficult breathing. Share this page with

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ROAD SAFETY – BETWEEN LANES TRAFFIC AUTHORISED ?

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keywords: road safety, interchange traffic, motorcycles, motorcyclists, luxembourg. The road safety targets in Luxembourg are very ambitious. In line with the UN’s objectives in this subject, the first is to halve the number of road victims between 2016 and 2020. The next objective, which has already been validated, is to divide by two again this number between 2020 and 2030. Long time considered as a bad pupil of Europe in terms of road safety, the Grand Duchy multiplies initiatives. And motorcycle safety is an issue that is not forgotten. Whereas…

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FRANCE->LUXEMBOURG BORDER – 11KMs TRAFFIC JAM

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Today is a public holiday in Germany (“Fronleichnam” or “Corpus Christi”), trucks heading to Germany and transit through Luxembourg are not allowed to ride/enter the Grand Duchy. The Police systematically stops the trucks in this situation causing a traffic jam at the france luxembourg border (Dudelange) of more than 11 kms at 2pm, one lane is closed. In a prevention role, the Grand Ducal Police have communicated widely on this prohibition and do so whenever necessary. Share this page with:

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Luxembourg asks EU for reopening infringement procedure against Germany

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keywords: german highway, toll, maut, germany, luxembourg. The Ministry of Sustainable Development issues a statement this Thursday morning asking the European Union to reopen its investigation procedure against the introduction of a toll on the German motorways for light vehicles which would then be compensated for the only German taxpayers. Austria and the Netherlands join Luxembourg in this statement. Share this page with:

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COMMUTERS – A 3-LANE A6 MOTORWAY NOT IMMEDIATELY

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keywords: motorway a6, road traffic, Belgian commuters, luxembourg. After the agreement for the A3 motorway enlargement to France, the question of the enlargement of the A6 motorway to Belgium has therefore arisen. Deputy Gilles Roth (CSV) asked the Minister of Transport and Sustainable Development François Bausch. The Minister replied on Friday in a negative way. The enlargement of the A6 motorway “is not part of the government’s agenda”. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – A CORRECT TRAIN STATION IN ESCH?

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keywords: cfl, esch-sur-alzette, train station, security, luxembourg. Many customers-users complain about the state of the Esch-sur-Alzette CFL station. And compared to the state-of-the-art Belval railway station, Esch’s station is very pale. Petition 779 requesting a correct station was opened for signature and surprisingly collected only 116 electronic signatures. The text of the petition explains that: The station in Esch must be renovated, secured, clean and welcoming. Dynamic billboards, as in all respected stations, must be installed so that schedules and delays are visible. Grounds for public interest in the petition:…

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COMMUTERS – TRAFFIC BETWEEN METZ AND NANCY INTERRUPTED

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keywords: sncf, ter lorraine, fire, metz, nancy, luxembourg. 18h00 TER Lorraine traffic between Metz and Nancy is interrupted following a fire that occurred in the commune of Novéant-sur-Moselle. Firemen are at work. According to unconfirmed information at this time, a freight train would have rolled the brake engaged which would have resulted in a fire over around 15 km. 18:15 40 minutes delays in both directions between Metz and Nancy are announced. 18:25 The SNCF confirms an embankment fire. 18:40 Some trains are canceled in both ways. 19:00 Some customers are stuck…

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LUXEMBOURG AND GREATER REGION – SPEED CHECKS ALL THE DAY

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keywords: speed, accident, road safety, prevention, police, luxembourg. This Wednesday, April 19, Luxembourg joins the European movement against speeding on roads. Controls will be carried out throughout the day from 06:00 this morning until 06:00 tomorrow Thursday morning. In addition to the fixed radars and the usual mobile checks, the Grand Ducal Police will post additional mobile radars at strategic locations in terms of accident risk. As it is a European day, the same controls will be carried out in France, Belgium and Germany. You are warned. Share this page…

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COMMUTERS – TRAINS TO LUXEMBOURG STOPPED

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07:15 am After an animal collision this morning between Bettembourg and Berchem, train trafic coming from France to Luxembourg is stopped. 07:30 am Lines 10, 30, 60 and 70 are impacted as well. 08:00 am Trafic still interrupted. 08:05 am Trafic starts but not yet back to normal. At the end more than 45 minutes trafic delays on this first work day after Easter week-end. Share this page with:

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COMMUTERS – FRANCE SNCF ON STRIKE FROM FRIDAY TO TUESDAY

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keywords: sncf, strike, commuters, luxembourg. The CFDT calls SNCF railway workers and controllers to a national strike from Friday, April 14 at 4 pm to Tuesday, April 18 at 8 am. The disturbances announced by the SNCF are minimal: the TGV traffic must be normal, that of the TER must be normal to 90%. Of course the reality may be different from SNCF estimates. And the disruptions can begin on Thursday evening (today) and continue part of the day Tuesday before a return to normal on the entire French network….

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COMMUTERS – A 3-LANE A6 MOTORWAY SOON?

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keywords: motorway, road traffic, commuters, luxembourg. While the French commuters will see the A3 motorway passing from 2×2 lanes to 2×3 lanes with emergency stop band, Belgian  commuters would like the same treatment. It is in this context that MP Gilles Roth (CSV), in a parliamentary question, asks the Minister of Transports Bausch on the daily traffic from/to Belgium and the project to widen the A6 motorway from Luxembourg to Arlon. The Minister will reply to these questions in the near future. Share this page with:

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FRANCE – SECURITY INCREASED IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTS AFTER RUSSIA

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keywords: security, attack, terrorism, train, bus, metro, france. After the Saint-Petersburg metro attacked today the French Minister of the Interior announced a security increase in public transports in Paris area from now forward. France is continuously targeted by terrorists. On 18 march 2017 an attack in Paris Orly Airport shocked all the country. Share this page with:

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FRONTALIERS – PROBLEME OPERATIONNEL – PERTURBATIONS TRAFIC TRAINS ENTRE THIONVILLE ET BETTEMBOURG

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mercredi 22 mars 2017: 05:50 Les CFL annoncent des perturbations sur la ligne 90 Thionville-Luxembourg: “Problème opérationnel – Perturbations Suite à un problème opérationnel entre Thionville et Bettembourg , des retards et des suppressions de trains sont à prévoir entre Thionville et Bettembourg .” A noter qu’aucune heure prévisible de retour à la normale du trafic n’est précisée.   Partager cette page avec:

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LUXEMBOURG – LA COLLISION FRONTALE DU 14 FEVRIER DUE A UNE ERREUR HUMAINE PUIS PROBLEME TECHNIQUE

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mots-clés: accident, train, luxembourg, frontaliers, sécurité. Selon RTL le rapport préliminaire d’enquête relatif à la catastrophe du 14 février indique que le conducteur du train CFL de passagers n’aurait pas réagit au signal lumineux exigeant le ralentissement du train. Le conducteur a ensuite effectué une tentative d’arrêt d’urgence mais trop tardive. Rappelons que dans cette collision entre un train luxembourgeois de passagers et un train français de marchandises le conducteur du train luxembourgeois est décédé et que dans l’attente de la communication officielle du rapport d’enquête certains syndicats de cheminots français sont opposés…

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FRONTALIERS – PERTURBATIONS LIGNE METZ-THIONVILLE-LUXEMBOURG EN RAISON GREVE CGT SNCF

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mots-clés: sncf, greve, trains, frontaliers.   Comme annoncé hier le trafic SNCF frontalier de la ligne Metz-Thionville-Luxembourg connait des perturbations importantes aujourd’hui. Elles devraient se poursuivre mercredi matin avant un retour à la normale mercredi après-midi. La CGT cheminots s’étant jointe à la grève nationale d’aujourd’hui des personnels sont absents. Selon le service Communication de la SNCF il n’y a pas de grève sur cette ligne. Partager cette page avec:

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FRONTALIERS – LA SNCF EN GREVE DEMAIN MARDI – DES PERTURBATIONS A PREVOIR DES CE SOIR

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La SNCF rejoint la grève nationale du mardi 21 mars 2017 à l’appel de la CGT. Des perturbations sur le réseau français sont attendues à partir ce soir et également mercredi matin avant un retour à la normale. A cette heure nous n’avons pas d’information précise relative au trafic sur la ligne Metz-Thionville-Luxembourg. 20:00 Des perturbations ont déjà été observées sur la ligne avec l’annulation de trains depuis 17:00.   Partager cette page avec:

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LUXEMBOURG – Vers un développement du covoiturage transfrontalier?

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mots-clés: frontaliers, grande-région, trafic train, covoiturage.   Aujourd’hui jeudi en séance à la Chambre des députés, le député luxembourgeois Jean-Marie Halsdorf dans le cadre d’une discussion sur le développement de la Grande-Région a demandé à favoriser le covoiturage et à réfléchir à la création d’une plateforme de covoiturage pour les frontaliers comme une alternative aux moyens de transports actuels. Le développement du covoiturage a, selon lui, l’avantage de coûter moins cher tant aux usagers qu’au budget public en terme de développement des infrastructures. Le problème du transport en Grande-Région vers le Luxembourg…

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THIONVILLE – ALERTE BAGAGE SUSPECT EN GARE – TRAINS RETARDES – OK A 09:10

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08:30 – CFL statement : “Unidentified luggage – Trains delayed. Due to an unidentified piece of luggage in Thionville, delays are expected on all trains.” 09:10 – Back to normal situation. Après intervention des forces de l’ordre, le bagage n’a pas révélé de danger particulier, l’alerte a été levée à 09:10 ce même mardi, le trafic ferroviaire a repris, les retards de trains entre Thionville et Luxembourg sont en cours de rattrapage. Partager cette page avec:

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FRONTALIERS – TRAFIC QUASI NORMAL JEUDI SUR LA LIGNE METZ-THIONVILLE-LUXEMBOURG

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mots-clés: frontaliers, luxembourg, accident, syndicats, sécurité.   La SNCF a pris les usagers-clients de court ce jeudi matin en rétablissant une bonne partie du trafic ferroviaire Metz-Thionville-Luxembourg alors que le dialogue semblait au point mort depuis la réunion d’hier matin entre la Direction de la SNCF et les principaux syndicats de cheminots. Les frontaliers qui s’étaient depuis trois semaines organisés pour, quand ils le pouvaient, prendre des transports de substitution (bus ou covoiturage) sont pris par surprise, les trains supplémentaires étant largement sous-fréquentés. Tous saluent se retour à la normale et…

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LUXEMBOURG – Les syndicats de cheminots français du coté des frontaliers?

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mots-clés: frontaliers, luxembourg, sncf, sudrail, cgf, cfdt, sécurité. La réunion de ce matin entre la Direction de la SNCF et les principales organisations syndicales représentant les cheminots de la compagnie semble se terminer sur une impasse. Au terme d’un communiqué circonstancié, les représentants syndicaux français affirment qu’ils reprendront le travail sur la ligne frontalière Metz-Thionville-Luxembourg uniquement lorsque des gages sur la sécurité leurs seront donnés. Ils expliquent précisément ce qu’ils attendent pour ne pas qu’il y ait d’ambiguïté. Alors que 3 semaines se sont écoulées depuis le drame du 14 février,…

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LUXEMBOURG – Entre exaspération des frontaliers et demande d’éclaircissements des syndicats

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mots-clés: train, zoufftgen, frontaliers, avterml, cfl, covoiturage, syndicats, sncf, principe de précaution. Alors que le drame de Bettembourg qui a fait a vu la mort du conducteur du train de passagers des CFL est intervenu il y a 3 semaines jours pour jours, la situation reste bloquée entre les CFL et les principaux syndicats de cheminots de la SNCF, menant les travailleurs frontaliers français à la limite de l’exaspération. Trains supprimés, liaisons en autobus qui rallongent le temps de transport, inconfort, stress, quand les retards répétés sur le lieu de travail…

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LUXEMBOURG – LES TGV DE OU VERS LA FRANCE SUPPRIMES JUSQU’A NOUVEL ORDRE

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mots clés: frontaliers, sécurité ferroviaire, accident, syndicats. Alors que démarre la troisième semaine depuis l’accident du 14 février dernier la situation reste figée. Les syndicats français d’un coté demande davantage de sécurité du coté luxembourgeois, les autorités luxembourgeoises ne comprenant pas cette demande. Et entre les deux les travailleurs frontaliers qui sont soumis à des conditions de transport très rudes qui les pousse à l’exaspération. Ce matin le Ministre luxembourgeois en charge des Transports F. Bausch a reçu les principaux représentants des usagers (c’est à dire clients) le la ligne…

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LUXEMBOURG – Les travailleurs frontaliers entre compréhension et exaspération

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mots-clés: travailleurs frontaliers, syndicats, train, luxembourg, thionville, metz.   Alors qu’une nouvelle semaine de galère s’annonce pour les travailleurs frontaliers français venant tous les jours au Luxembourg, l’angoisse fait place à la colère devant une situation qui ne se débloque pas. Il s’est écoulé trois semaines depuis le drame qui a fait un mort et plusieurs blessés lors de la collision frontale au Grand-Duché d’un train français de marchandises et d’un train luxembourgeois de voyageurs, et le rapport d’enquête sur les causes de l’accident est toujours attendu. Même si les travailleurs frontaliers…

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LUXEMBOURG – Pourquoi les frontaliers ne se sentent pas en sécurité

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mots-clés : luxembourg, frontaliers, agent de sécurité, prévention, excès de confiance, video-surveillance.   Lorsqu’on pense à Luxembourg on pense stabilité, calme et sécurité. Bien sûr ce n’est pas faux, toutes les études montrent que le Grand-Duché fait partie des pays où il fait bon vivre, où le sentiment de sécurité est le plus élevé, et les politiques gouvernementales successives n’y sont pas étrangères. Mais si on demande aux travailleurs frontaliers qui sont plus de 100 000 chaque jours à passer la frontière luxembourgeoise dans les 2 sens leur sentiment sur le Luxembourg…

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