On Tuesday, the French transport giant, Alstom, lifted the veil on its Coradia electric multiple unit, 2400 series, at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. A machine that we will soon see on the rails in Luxembourg since the CFL have ordered 34 of them. An order placed in December 2018 for an expected commissioning “during the summer of 2023”. Before that, “the launch of the tests for the approval for the operation of the new railcars on the Luxembourg rail network is planned for the coming months”, specifies the group in the Grand Duchy.
This new railcar will aim to replace those currently in use and which date from the 1990s. It will offer more seats and will thus make it possible to increase, by 2025, the supply of seats by almost 50% in Luxembourg. “Especially during peak hours,” says Marc Wengler, CEO of the CFL Group. The new equipment will be equipped with WiFi, LED lighting, power outlets and via USB.
“Various driving functions of trains equipped with ATO are automated, in particular the automatic adaptation of the speed on the basis of real-time data relating to the situation on the rail network, further explain the CFL. This technology therefore not only makes rail traffic more fluid and therefore minimizes disruptions, but also saves energy and wearing parts”.