Luxembourg trams keep expanding - CAF Urbos
Since Luxembourg’s new tramway was opened in December 2017, expansion of the line has continued, with 7 July 2024 announced for the opening of the 3.7km section from Lycée de Bonnevoie and Stade de Luxembourg (the national stadium).  
The date was chosen to mark the fourth anniversary of the introduction of free public transport in the Grand Duchy. Work to complete the originally approved 16km first line should be achieved in January 2025 when the 4.5km extension to the Airport is opened, a high-speed section with 70km/h operation. 
The government has given the green light to further extensions, a 1.1km branch to Hollerich (including a P+R) that could open in 2028, and a 2.3km branch to the new urban district of Laangfur that may be ready to carry passengers in 2027. 
21 CAF Urbos 45.4m trams were delivered in 2017, and a further 12 have arrived since. each can carry 422 passengers (63 seated). They are equipped with CAF’s ACR energy storage system to permit operation without overhead between Rout Bréck and Pafedall in Kirchberg. 
A 17.5km express tramway to Escxh-sur-Alzette is awaiting final approval for its planned completion by 2035. It is planned to purchase 24 56m nine-section trams with 150 seats to service this system. 
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A CAF tram pases Place de Paris. (Smiley.toerist CC BY-SA 4.0) 
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