Work begins on Kirchberg train station
(CS) One of Luxembourg City's major infrastructure projects has kicked off, with preparatory works for the new Kirchberg train station below the Red Bridge underway since Monday.
A surface of 1.5 hectares below the bridge is being cleared for construction work to begin. To compensate the greenery lost in the process, trees will planted on 1.4 hectares near Roeser, while a number of trees will also be replanted at the site once construction is finished.
The train station is connected to a project to build a funicular, connecting the platform with Place de l'Europe, located above on the Kirchberg plateau. This is aimed at reducing the number of commuters who travel all the way to the central train station, only to make their way back to Kirchberg by bus.
Earlier this year, parliament unlocked 98 million euros for the project.
Major construction work is expected to start next year in the spring, while the train station and funicular should be operational in 2017.
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