LuxTram has confirmed that construction work on the tram line between Place de l'Etoile and Luxembourg-Gare is progressing rapidly; the works of diversion, renewal and reinforcement of the networks, at the Avenue de la Liberté and Avenue Emile Reuter are continuing according to the planned schedule.
Since July, the second stage of work that consists of the realisation of the base of the platform and the laying of railroad tracks has started on the upper part of the Avenue de la Liberté. In order to minimise the inconvenience caused to traffic, LuxTram is taking advantage of the summer period and the general decrease in traffic to carry out work at the sensitive intersections in Luxembourg city. The relevant companies have obtained all the necessary authorisations to continue this work during the collective leave period.
Between Friday 26 July and Sunday 18 August 2019, Luxtram will carry out work on major roads as follows:
- Place de l'Etoile crossroads: Platform works - railway including paving
- Crossroads av. E. Reuter / bd Joseph II: Platform work - railway including laying of coverings
- Crossroads av. E. Reuter / bd Royal: Diversion, reinforcement and renewal of networks
- Place de Bruxelles: Platform works - railway including laying of coverings
- Place de Paris: Diversion works, reinforcement and renewal of networks
- Triangle av. de la Liberté / av. de la Gare: Diversion, reinforcement and renewal of networks
On the Boulevard Royal, Luxtram has unfortunately not yet been able to fully commit to its work schedule, as had been planned. In the sectors concerned, Luxtram's intervention is currently conditioned by the release of rights-of-way; the specific site is still occupied by two real estate projects. The delays caused by these related projects have postponed the start of construction work on the tram platform on this section and will adversely affect the overall progress of the tram project.
Faced with these uncertainties, Luxtram, together with the services of the Ville de Luxembourg and the State, have stated that they are making every effort to find the best solutions to ensure the commissioning of the four new stations by the end of 2020.