Luxembourg’s new tram: from Spain to the Grand Duchy

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Luxembourg is eagerly awaiting the inauguration of its new tram. Next month, the first car is set to be delivered from Spain to the Grand Duchy by “convoi exceptionnel”. The cars are fabricated by Spanish company CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) in the city of Saragossa. Our new images straight out of the shop now show the state of production.

This picture shows the third car, still under construction.
This picture shows the third car, still under construction.
Photo: Lex Kleren

If everything goes as planned, the first tram will start operating by the end of 2017. In the initial phase, it will connect Luxexpo and the “red bridge” (Grand Duchess Charlotte bridge) on Kirchberg. Later on, it will be extended and ultimately, by 2020/2021, it should cover the complete distance from Findel to Kirchberg, then through the city centre, on to the main station and Howald and all the way to Cloche d’Or.

The design of the Luxembourg tram is the result of a cooperation between the Spanish manufacturer, designer Eric Rhinn (Agence Avant-Première) and artists Michel Léonardi and Isabelle Corten. The interior LED lighting varies throughout the day depending on the natural light.
The design of the Luxembourg tram is the result of a cooperation between the Spanish manufacturer, designer Eric Rhinn (Agence Avant-Première) and artists Michel Léonardi and Isabelle Corten. The interior LED lighting varies throughout the day depending on the natural light.
Photo: Lex Kleren

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