Reorganization of cross-border lines, Esch-sur-Alzette

The Luxembourg Ministry of Transport and the city of Esch-sur-Alzette wish to study the feasibility and advantages of reorganizing cross-border public transport lines before possibly entering into talks with French players. The question of a reorganization of the lines is linked to the important developments of new districts on both sides of the border, to the question of maintaining a short and inoperative rail shuttle between Esch and Audun-le-Tiche and to the future of several cross-border bus lines that cover up to 50 km between the French municipalities and the city of Luxembourg.

Ministry of Mobility and Public Works

Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)


Project characteristics

  • Currently 2 cross-border lines and a rail shuttle (2,500 ascents and descents)
  • In the future, 4 cross-border lines (8,500 ascents and descents)
  • 28,000 inhabitants less than 500 m from the lines, 45,000 inhabitants in the long term

Role of Citec

In association with Schröder & Associés:

  • Collection and assembly of cross-border statistical data
  • Estimation of demand for several scenarios of territorial development and transport supply with elasticity parameters
  • Supply concepts for future lines
  • Argumentation for relocating poles of exchange
  • Improvement of planning and infrastructure principles developed by Schröder & A