CFL inaugurates its fourth maintenance workshop

François Bausch, the Minister of Transport and Public Works of Luxembourg, and Marc Wengler, the CEO CFL, have officially inaugurated the new and the fourth maintenance and repair workshop and of the secured truck stop (CRS) located on the Terminal and marshalling yard at the Bettembourg-Dudelange site.

“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,” the minister said at the opening ceremony.

The new facility will reduce rolling stock downtime and improve the availability of the wagon and locomotive fleet. For its part, the CRS, exclusively reserved for users of the Eurohub South Logistics Park and the Intermodal Terminal, offers secure parking spaces and a set of essential services for carriers.

“Our goal is to offer essential services for users of the Terminal and the Logistics Park, road hauliers, intermodal train operators and railway companies, and to give them good reasons to use the Bettembourg-Dudelange site to organize their European logistics activities,” Marc Wengler said.

The facility has an area of 7,000 m2, three working lanes with a length of 200 m and is equipped with a pit and two overhead cranes.

The new maintenance and repair workshop provides curative maintenance and repair to rail freight wagons, hydraulic diesel locomotives that operate on the primary network, as well as new Bombardier MS3 electric locomotives ordered in November 2020. The workshop also has particular expertise in the maintenance of Modalohr technology wagons.

“Investments in a new and fourth location and in innovative technologies guarantee customers efficient rolling stock, with which sustainable rail transport can be operated. To do this, CFL technics aims 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 marshalling yard,” Laurence Zenner, the CEO of CFL Cargo said.

On the adjoining CRS, 300 secure parking spaces are available 24/7 for users of the Intermodal Terminal and the Logistics Park. The new area 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.

 


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