Details have been released about the proposed P+R car park in Rodange, on the border with France and Belgium.
Discussing the bill in parliament on Thursday, MPs heard that the €43m car park would provide 1,560 places over seven levels, of which 44 would be equipped with electric charging stations and 10 reserved for the CFL’s Flex Car sharing service.
Pending approval, construction could begin as early as 2019 with the car park open to the public in 2021. MPs advised the use of recyclable materials for the construction as well as the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof. The idea is that the car park would be free to use for people with the mKaart.
Other park and ride car parks are planned for the following towns though they were not discussed on Thursday:
Mersch: Approximately 400 parking spaces are to be created by 2021;
Bascharage-Sanem: Approximately 400 parking spaces have also been planned for completion here by 2022;
Wasserbillig: Again, approximately 400 parking spaces have been planned for 2023;
Ettelbrück: Approximately 430 parking spaces should be available by 2023;
Troisvierges: Approximately 400 parking spaces have been planned for 2022.
MPs also discussed the expansion of platforms 5 and 6 at Luxembourg City train station and restructuring of the tracks. Planned over seven phases, work could begin at the end of summer 2018 and end in 2025, costing a total €171m.
The cost of the re-electrification of the Luxembourg-Kleinbettingen line and construction of three bridges (Mamer-Lycée, Mamer center and Kleinbettingen) will be higher than expected for regulation compliance reasons. A new European directive on railway safety calls for the standardisation of the foundations for catenary structures. It means the total bill will be €71.9m instead of €60.8. Discussions on all three will continue in April.