Luxembourg’s public transport timetables change on the second Sunday of December every year. This year, however, is special because of the creation of new multimodal hubs in Howald and Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg, the opening of the funicular and the launch of the tram in Kirchberg.
Starting on 10 December, Luxexpo and Europe will serve as terminals for a number of national RGTR bus lines. From here, travellers can take the tram, ex-Eurobus peri-urban lines, other lines or bicycles. Cross-border buses will also serve the Luxexpo interchange hub with their terminus at Europe. Passengers travelling between Dudelange and Kirchberg can take advantage of a new line, 207, which is expected offer a faster connection.
When the first phase of the tram opens, passengers will be able to hop on and off at eight stations between Luxexpo and Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg. The transport method is included in the national tariff for public transport. Trams will operate Monday to Friday at six-minute intervals, between 6:30am and 7:30pm. Afterward, they will run at 10 to 15-minute intervals.
The first tram starts at Luxexpo at 4:42am and at the Rout-Bréck at 5:05am. On Saturdays, the first tram departs Luxexpo at 5:40am and the Rout-Bréck at 6am. Trams will run at 10-minute intervals between 8am and 7:30pm. On Sundays, the tram will run at 15-minute intervals. As an introductory offer, the use of the tramway in Luxembourg will be free of charge until 31 January, 2018.
On the trains
Starting 10 December, all trains from the north will serve Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg. That means six trains every hour during rush hour and four per hour outside of rush hour. Outside of rush hour, there will be four trains per hour. The trains will have a capacity to transport 420 people. Travellers coming from the south can access the new stop by changing trains in Luxembourg Gare, with two exceptions: the Troisvierges-Rodange line stops at Pfaffenthal once an hour (between 6am and 8pm) as does the Longwy-Mersch line (during rush hour).
The new Howald train station will be served four times per hour by trains on line 60 (Luxembourg-Rodange). During rush hour, it will also be served by two trains per hour linking Luxembourg to Thionville (line 90). Lines 10/60, Troisvierges to Rodange, and 30/60, Wasserbillig to Rodange, will stop at Howald once an hour. From there, passengers can travel to Cloche d’Or and the Ban de Gasperich via bus. A new line, number 26, will serve this route.
Click here to find out more about the network changes.