Among the possible solutions will put forward, on Thursday sustainable development minister François Bausch cited a fast tram line proposal next to the A4 motorway, connecting Luxembourg with Esch-sur-Alzette and Belval
The tram system in the capital could be extended as far as Esch-sur-Alzette, the government announced ahead of discussions on sustainable mobility.
Modu 2.0 will set the tone for future sustainable transport in the country, introducing new elements that tackle issues related to demographic growth not connected to economic growth, high investment and the need to decarbonise transport methods.
Among the possible solutions mooted, on Thursday sustainable development minister François Bausch cited a fast tram line proposal next to the A4 motorway, connecting Luxembourg with Esch-sur-Alzette and Belval. This, he said, could be fuelled by a new trading hub in the Foetz area. The idea shares similarities with a monorail proposal put forward by developer Guy Rollinger in a recent petition, though Rollinger wanted the ecorail, as he called it, to extend to neighbouring countries.
A feasibility study is underway and expected to be completed in June 2018. But initial findings suggest that by 2035, a fast tram line capable of integrating the future tram network in the capital would be the best system to meet transport demands in this area. The future strategy will be discussed in parliament on 19 April.
“The government wants to listen to the chamber of deputies before completing Modu 2.0. I want to leave my successor with a strategy and tools that will help him make the decisions that will be required. In terms of mobility, the country must move,” the minister said.