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Luxembourg City app gets makeover



Users of the "Cityapp" can get real-time departure information for public transport and set up customisation options Matic Zorman/archives

Users of the "Cityapp" can get real-time departure information for public transport and set up customisation options Matic Zorman/archives

The City of Luxembourg has launched its new city app which promises increased functionality and more customisation options. 

Luxembourg City Mayor Lydie Polfer (DP) was among those to present the new "Cityapp" on Tuesday, calling it a “wonderful tool” which she hopes “as many people as possible will benefit from”, residents and visitors alike. 

The City’s mobility options are now all available through one app. This includes not only real-time departures of public transport (bus, tram) but also availability of parking spaces, plus live information on Carloh and vel’OH! availability at their various stations. The app also promises to include information which might impact commutes (e.g., network disruptions, closure of the Pfaffenthal lift, etc.). 

"Cityapp" also includes information on waste collection schedules, real-time air quality data and weekly reports on the quality of drinking water. 

Much of the new format is thanks to local citizen input: some 1,700 individuals have since February 2019 provided their feedback on what they thought would be useful in a tool and, as such, the app features a range of customisation options so users can get info specific to their most frequented areas. 

Visitors to the city can also take advantage of weather data, points of interest and upcoming events based on user preference. 

Cityapp is available in English, French and German and downloadable through the App Store or Google Play.