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Luxembourg begins tram trials

The first dynamic tests on Luxembourg ‘s new tramway took place on 12 July on Blvd Kennedy in Kirchberg. In heavy rain, two CAF Urbos trams left the new depot at Luxembourg-Kirchberg at walking pace and were guarded by traffic police out on the line.

Driver training should start at the end of August and trials will last into October, when the a simulation of passenger operations will begin.

The official inauguration on the 8km (five-mile) section between LuxExpo and Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg has been announced as 10 December. Completion of the full line should be achieved in 2021. F. Wagner