SNCF announces new timetables in Lorraine
(ks/NG) Starting Sunday, the French railway company SNCF will launch new timetables of its transport in Lorraine so that trains will be better coordinated, thereby also facilitating transfers.
Commuters from the French border region, as well as travellers from Luxembourg, will benefit from an expansion of services. For example, last year on average, some 68 trains ran daily between Metz and Luxembourg; with the new timetables, this figure will reach 80.
A second improvement phase will start on August 29, when another 16 connections per day on this route will be added.
Between Metz and Luxembourg, between 5am and 10pm at least one express train runs hourly, stopping at Hagondange, Uckange, Thionville and Bettembourg. At peak hours, the express trains will run every half hour, requireing some 50 minutes of transport time.
The additional regional trains will also collect passengers in Metz-Nord, Woippy, Maizières-les-Metz and Hettange-Grande. The travel time between Metz and Luxembourg in this case is around 61 minutes.
In other parts of Lorraine, the offering for rail passengers is also being improved.
For the new timetables, or for more information, visit the SNCF website.