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Luxembourg railway station (Luxembourgish: Gare Lëtzebuerg, French: Gare de Luxembourg, German: Bahnhof Luxemburg) is the main railway station serving Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is operated by Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois, the state-owned railway company.
80,000 passengers use this station every day.
It is the hub of Luxembourg's domestic railway network, serving as a point of call on all but one of Luxembourg's railway lines (the exception being Line 80, which only stops at one station in Luxembourg). It also functions as the country's international railway hub, with services to all the surrounding countries: Belgium, France, and Germany. Since June 2007, the LGV Est has connected the station to the French TGV network.
The station is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the city centre (Ville Haute), to the south of the River Pétrusse. The station gives its name to Gare, one of the Quarters of Luxembourg City.
Luxembourg railway station Wikipedia
The original railway station was built entirely from timber, and was opened in 1859. The position of the new station on the south bank of the Pétrusse, away from the original built-up area of the city, was on account of Luxembourg's role as a German Confederation fortress. The first connection to the city proper came in 1861, with the construction of the Passerelle viaduct. After the 1867 Treaty of London, the fortifications were demolished, leading to the expansion of the city around the station.
The old wooden station was replaced by the modern building between 1907 and 1913, at the height of an economic boom, fuelled by iron from the Red Lands. The new station was designed by a trio of German architects (Rüdell, Jüsgen, and Scheuffel) in the Moselle Baroque Revival style that dominates Luxembourg's major public buildings. The station lies at the end of the Avenue de la Liberté, one of the city's major thoroughfares, and its imposing clock tower can be seen from a considerable distance.
In 2006 major renovation work, under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport, begun on Luxembourg station. The improvements included new ticketing and sales facilities inside the main hall, widening of the platforms, new lifts, a new passenger subway, renewal of the overhead electrical wiring, installation of two platform escalators, a new entrance porch, a redesigned forecourt, a glass passenger hall, and a four-storey car park.
The station is served by the following services:High speed services (TGV) Paris - Metz - Thionville - Luxembourg
EuroCity services Brussels - Namur - Luxembourg - Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Basel
Intercity services Luxembourg - Arlon - Namur - Brussels
Interregional services Luxembourg - Ettelbruck - Kautenbach - Troisvierges - Gouvy - Liege - Liers
Night sleeper service Luxembourg - Avignon - Marseille - Cannes - Nice
Night sleeper service Luxembourg - Nimes - Montpellier - Perpignan - Port Bou
Regional services Luxembourg - Ettelbruck - Diekirch
Regional services Luxembourg - Wasserbillig - Trier - Koblenz
Regional services Luxembourg - Bettembourg - Esch - Petange - Rodange
Regional services Luxembourg - Bettembourg - Dudelange - Volmerange-les-Mines
Regional services (TER Lorraine) Luxembourg - Thionville - Metz - Nancy
Local services Luxembourg - Ettelbruck - Kautenbach - Wiltz
Local services Luxembourg - Ettelbruck
Local services Luxembourg - Wasserbillig
Local services Luxembourg - Kleinbettingen
Local services Luxembourg - Bettembourg - Esch - Belval - Petange - Rotange
Local services Luxembourg - Petange - Rotange - Athus - Longwy
Luxembourg station has some voltage-switchable tracks for Line 50 to Arlon, which is electrified with the Belgian voltage of 3kV DC.