Gone for over 50 years in Luxembourg, the tramway made its reappearance in the Luxembourg capital at the end of 2017.
The tramway's entry into service has brought many changes to public transport services in Luxembourg City. With the extension of the line and its future offshoots, the tramway continues to revolutionize transport in and around Luxembourg's capital.
Kirchberg- Bonnevoie tramway through Luxembourg City
Tramway stops served in Luxembourg
Linking the Kirchberg district to the tramway, Pfaffenthal funicular link
The T1 tramway line serves 8 stops in the Kirchberg district:
- "Luxexpo", a major events center and venue for numerous exhibitions and trade fairs. Connected to bus routes and P+R parking lot
- "Alphonse Weicker", opposite the Auchan shopping center and close to the Kinepolis leisure center and cinema,
- "National Library,
- "Coque", to serve the Coque sports and cultural center,
- "European Parliament",
- "Philharmonie / Mudam
- "Rout Bréck - Pafendall" at the other end of the Kirchberg to serve the Pfaffenthal district , thanks to the connection with the funicular railway.
Tramway service to the Limpertsberg and Belair districts
- "Theater": serving the Place du Glacis at Limpertsberg and the Grand Théâtre
These 2 stops serve the Schueberfouer. During the Schueberfouer, the tramway runs later (1:30 a.m.) to allow access to visitors.
- "Stäreplatz / Etoile
Tramway service to the center, station and Bonnevoie districts
- "Hamilius" serving the Hamilius shopping center and bus interchange,
- "Place de Metz" beyond Pont Adolphe
- "Paräisser Plaz / Place de Paris" in the station district
- "Central Station
- Leschte Steiwer
- Lycée Bonnevoie
Current Luxembourg tramway timetable
The tramway offers extended opening hours. The tramway runs every day, including public holidays, from 5 a.m. to midnight at the latest, depending on the direction of travel.
Journey time from the LuxExpo stop to Place de l'Etoile is 16 to 17 minutes.
In the LuxExpo - Bonnevoie direction, the first streetcar runs from 4.30 a.m. to 00.05 a.m.. On Sundays, the first tram starts at 5.15 a.m.
In the Bonnevoie - LuxExpo direction, the first streetcar departs at 5:00 a.m. until 00:40 a.m. from Monday to Saturday. The first departure on Sunday is at 5.43 am.
Intervals between trains range from 4 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day.
Tramway development for Findel- Cloche d'Or link
Future tramway route in Luxembourg
Work is currently underway to extend the T1 tramway line beyond its current service. When completed in 2025, T1 will serve Findel airport on the one hand and Cloche d'Or on the other.
In 2024, the end of the route towards the Cloche d'Or district and the Gasperich district will be opened, with 7 new stations. The town of Howald in the commune of Hespérange and the Lycée français Vauban will then be served.
In the other direction, the tramway line will be extended from LuxExpo to Findel andLuxembourg airport .2 new stations are planned for 2025 on this 3.9 km route from the circuit de la Foire:
- "Heienhaff" with construction of a new P+R parking lot
- "Findel Terminal".
This extension is part of the Urban Development Plan around the airport.
Future tramway trains in Luxembourg
In the central part of the Luxembourg tramway line, a tramway train is scheduled to run every 3 minutes between the Lycée de Bonnevoie and Luxexpo.
The 2 outer sections to Cloche d'Or and Findel will benefit from a train every 6 minutes. Journey times should be 40 minutes for the entire line between Findel airport and the Cloche d'Or terminus.
Transport trends in Luxembourg, Mobility Plan 2035
The new mobility plan shows an evolving, eco-responsible tramway , with numerous branches beyond the T1 line currently in service. These new tramway lines should be operational in 2035 to serve the interchange districts.
Better access to the Kirchberg district
Tramway line K2 will double service to the Kirchberg district along Boulevard Adenauer between LuxExpo and the railway station. Service is scheduled to start in 2028.
Rollout to new Hollerich neighborhoods
The tramway will also serve the Hollerich district and its new neighborhoods, to improve its connection with the rest of the city. The HOA line should be operational in 2027. It will probably be extended to the Bouillon P+R parking lot.
A hub to the west
A new tramway line will link Parking Bouillon to the CHL - Centre hospitalier de Luxembourg, and a new P+R Ouest via Route d'Arlon. This project is also part of the redevelopment of the Place de l'Etoile to create a new living space.
High-speed tramway Luxembourg- Esch sur Alzette
A new high-speed tramway is also planned between the Cloche d'Or district and the town of Esch-sur-Alzette. Users will be able to travel at 100km/h and reach the 2 towns, with a stop in Leudelange to serve the industrial zone.
This service will make it possible to reach Belvaux au Findel in less than an hour.
The new tramway line will be accompanied by a cycle route and improvements to the corresponding freeways. A car-sharing lane will relieve traffic congestion during rush hour, along with a dedicated bus lane.