Future Foetz tram station; Credit: MMTP

Luxembourg's Ministry of Mobility and Public Works has elaborated on plans for the future multimodal corridor and the rapid tram running between Cloche d'Or and Esch-Belval.
During a second political committee meeting on Friday 19 April 2024, Luxembourg's Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Yuriko Backes, confirmed to the political leaders of the City of Esch-sur-Alzette, as well as the municipalities of Sanem, Mondercange, Schifflange and Leudelange, the chronology of these mobility projects.

The rapid tram is set to run between Cloche d'Or and Leudelange from 2028, to Foetz from 2030, to Metzeschmelz in Esch-sur-Alzette in 2032 and to Belval in 2035.

Overall, the project includes:

- thirteen new tram stations; 17.5 km of route including 10 km between the Leudelange and Foetz stops at speed > 70km/h;
- five new exchange hubs;
- one new game crossing;
- 20 related road projects (optimisation of motorways, third lane for carpooling and buses on the A4 motorway, adaptations of motorway interchanges);
- traffic calming in the streets of adjacent localities;
- express cycle path and cycle routes connecting localities to the express cycle path.

Political leaders agreed to establish strategic reporting on the progress of this construction programme and to inform political leaders on the progress of studies and works, points of vigilance and planning.

The next political committee meeting of the project is scheduled for September 2024.

Minister Backes stated: "It is important for me to say that I 100% support this project to connect the main economic centres of the country. With the prioritisation defined together with the City of Luxembourg, our capital will also be ready to integrate the rapid tram on a new axis along the Route d'Esch to directly access the city centre and Kirchberg."