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Call for Luxembourg-Saarland direct train

Call for Luxembourg-Saarland direct train

by LT staff 14.02.2018 From our online archive
Green Party of Saarland wants joint government commission to plan for rising commuter numbers
The German state of Saarland borders Luxembourg and France (Shutterstock) 

The Green Party of Saarland, a German state that borders Luxembourg, has called for a direct train link with the Grand Duchy.

In a statement, the party called for a joint government commission between Germany and Luxembourg to coordinate planning for an increase in commuters from the area – including a railway connection.

Markus Tressel, national chairman of Germany's Greens, said the current connection by bus and train between Saarland and Luxembourg was "extremely bad".

"The predicted strong growth of the Grand Duchy is expected to increase the commuter flows again significantly," he said.

"The Saarland must, therefore, together with Luxembourg, finally bring a direct rail connection."

Cross-border planning is also required for housing, health and education policy, Tressel said.