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CFL opens new maintenance workshop and CRS

CFL opens new maintenance workshop and CRS
photo: CFL press materials/CFL opens new maintenance workshop and CRS
24 / 10 / 2021

The Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL) inaugurates a new maintenance repair workshop and secure truck stop (CRS). The new facility is located on the Terminal and marshaling yard at the Bettembourh-Dudelange site. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Transport and Public Works of Luxembourg, François Bausch, and the CEO of CFL Marc Wrangler.

 “The Luxembourg State has invested continuously in recent years in the development of the infrastructure. We are indeed convinced that an efficient rail infrastructure on Luxembourgish territory, and more generally in Europe, is essential to the modal shift from road to rail and to the fight against global warming,” said the minister at the opening ceremony.

The maintenance and repair workshop is expected to significantly reduce rolling stock downtime and improve the accessibility of the wagon and locomotive fleet. CRS will be available exclusively for the users of the Eurohub South Logistics Park and the Intermodal Terminal. Other sets of essential services for carries will be situated on the site together with secure parking spaces.

CEO of CFL, Marc Wrangler emphasized the importance, “The inauguration of the CRS and the new workshop marks a new stage in the implementation of the ‘one-stop-shop concept that we have developed on the Bettembourg-Dudelange site. Our goal is to offer essential services for users of the Terminal and the Logistics Park, road haulers, intermodal train operators, and railway companies, and to give them good reasons to use the Bettembourg-Dudelange site to organize their European logistics activities.”

The new workshop is positioned on an area of 7,000m2 and is equipped with three working lanes all with a length of 200m. A pit and two overhead cranes can be found on the spot as well.

All facilities shall provide curative repair and maintenance for freight wagons, diesel locomotives, that operate on the primary network, and even new Bombardier MS3 electric locomotives. In addition, the workshop also has precise expertise in the maintenance of Modalohr technology wagons.

Laurence Zenner, CEO of CFL cargo stated: “With more than 150 years of experience, CFL technics, a subsidiary of CFL cargo, has made a name for itself in the railway sector with its maintenance workshops and its expertise in wagon safety devices. Investments in a new and fourth location and innovative technologies guarantee customers efficient rolling stock, with which sustainable rail transport can be operated. To do this, CFL technics aim for quality and speed at the heart of freight activities by carrying out repairs to wagons and locomotives in the immediate vicinity of the Terminal of Bettembourg-Dudelange and the marshaling yard.”

The new zone also includes a petrol station, a truck wash, a store with a fast-food restaurant as well as sanitary and fitness facilities and a laundry service. Around 300 secure parking spaces can be found available 24/7 open for the customers of the intermodal terminal and the logistics park.

Tags: CFL, The Luxembourg National Railway Company, CRS, Maintenance Workshop, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois, Bombardier MS3 electric locomotives, Modalohr, freight railways.