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Traffic in transit through Luxembourg is prohibited to heavy goods vehicles on Tuesday 08 May 2018 to France, this day being celebrating the end of 1939-1945 war, a public holiday in France while it is not in Luxembourg. The recent ban on transit to Germany has caused major disturbances on the motorway network in the Greater Region.
Established for over 20 years, this ban on transit (and parking) on Luxembourg territory has been governed by the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 19 July 1997 on “Restrictions about heavy goods vehicles on Sundays and public holidays” which provides a traffic ban in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for trucks in transit on:
- Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 21:30 to 21:45 on Sundays and holidays for trucks to France;
- Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 23:30 to 21:45 on Sundays and public holidays for trucks to Germany.
Even if this measure has been in force for more than 20 years, its non-compliance regularly gives traffic jams, heavy trucks being immobilised by the Grand Ducal Police before entering Luxembourg territory (ie at the German or Belgian border), and may result in the closure of the right lane of our neighbours motorway in order to park lorries.
In addition, non-compliance with the transit ban is subject to a 250 euros fine.
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