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New Park & Rail opens in Belval
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New Park & Rail opens in Belval

03.10.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg's railway operator CFL opened a new car park on Tuesday, making it easier for passengers to leave their car in Belval and then journey onwards by train from there.

(CS/na) Luxembourg's railway operator CFL opened a new car park on Tuesday, making it easier for passengers to leave their car in Belval and then journey onwards by train from there.

The Park & Rail car park offer 1,622 places on five storeys, with a roofed pedestrian bridge to the train station on the third floor.

Rail passengers with a monthly subscription card, an M-pass a Flexway card or the OekoCard Schweich park for free.

However, holders of a so-called "e-go" card currently need to validate their parking ticket at the counter, while the ticket machines are being equipped with an "e-go" terminal.

Other drivers pay 60 cents per hour, a tariff aimed at encouraging everyone to use the new infrastructure, according to Sanem mayor Georges Engel.

There will also be the possibility to leave bicycles at the car park.

Sustainability Minister Claude Wiseler explained at the official opening of the 18-million-euro project on Tuesday that the service was one more step in the country's mobility concept, where different modes of transport meet.

With trains leaving every 15 minutes in direction of Luxembourg City, commuters can easily leave their car in Belval and continue their journey from there. Around 80,000 cross-border workers from France currently commute through Belval.

Once the “Arrêt Pont Rouge” will be in place Belval will also be connected directly to Kirchberg, a key destination for many workers.