Free books will be distributed at the Luxembourg City central train station on 24 April.
(Photo : Benjamin Champenois / archives)
Free wifi at Luxembourg City train station
As of 20 April, passengers at the Luxembourg City train station have access to free wifi.
The pilot project, also launched at the Ettelbruck station, is one of a number of initiatives launched by CFL to increase communication with the roughly 70,000 passengers using Luxembourg rails daily.
The wifi interface will also alert travelers directly about schedule changes and other updates, CFL director general Marc Wengler explained during a press conference on 21 April.
Additionally, as of 1 February, CFL has been active in new media channels, and Wengler stated announcements about events and other key information will be available to the public through its social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the company blog.
A book for the train
This year the 19th edition of “E Buch am Zuch” will take place on 24 April in honour of UNESCO’s World Book Day one day prior (which falls on a Sunday this year). The date coincides with the death anniversary of William Shakespeare.
As in years past, books will be distributed at the central train station on Monday from 4pm-6:30pm, as well as at the Ettelbruck, Mersch, Wasserbillig and Bettembourg stations starting at 7am.
“We’re excited as in years past to invite people to read,” Wengler said, adding that trains are a “calm” place for reading.
And it’s perhaps appropriate then, with more and more readers also using digital devices for this moment of “calm”, that this year’s book’s theme is “media”.
The book is sponsored by CFL, the Centre national de littérature and the Freed um Liesen association. The 128-page publication includes contributions from over 50 authors who hail from Luxembourg and/or are residents of the country. Texts are in French, German and Luxembourgish.