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Luxembourg's national railway company, the CFL, has announced to its customers wishing to travel by high-speed train (TGV) to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, that a new TGV offer from the CFL stations of Rodange and Belval-Université and to the French capital will be available between 28 July and 11 August 2024.

This news is the result of close collaboration between the SNCF and the CFL which sought to implement a high-speed train connection between the Grand Duchy and Paris-Est on the occasion of the Olympic Games. Note that the access usually taken by TGV from Luxembourg Station via Bettembourg and Thionville to Paris-Est will not be accessible during the summer period of 2024 due to the renewal work on the Hammerel Bridge by Luxembourg's Road and Bridge Administration, the CFL works linked to the new Luxembourg – Bettembourg line and the Howald interchange hub.

Despite this work, which will require the interruption of rail traffic between Luxembourg and Bettembourg, CFL customers will have, from 28 July to 11 August 2024, a high-speed connection from Rodange and also serving the Belval University station. One TGV per day will leave from Paris-Est in the direction of Rodange, also passing through the Belval-Université station. In addition to their proximity to the Belgian and French borders, the Rodange and Belval-Université stations in the southwest of the country have the necessary size for TGV operation and also P+R of more than 1,500 parking spaces each, the CFL noted.

Due to the adapted route, customers should allow approximately fifteen minutes of additional travel time from Belval-Université, or approximately 45 additional minutes from Rodange. The main site of the Olympic Games will thus be less than three hours away from Rodange. Note that a TGV has also been set up from Rodange station towards Montpellier. Among the stops served are Belval-Université, Metz, Strasbourg, Dijon, Lyon, Valence and Nîmes, among others.

Reservations will be available from Wednesday 13 March 2024 via the website, via the CallCenter (tel.: 2489 2489) or in the CFL Sales Centres at Luxembourg-Gare and at the Belval-Université station. More details will be available on or in the CFL mobile application.

With this tailor-made offer and in close collaboration with our colleagues at SNCF, we reaffirm the importance of the train to travel to major events in Luxembourg and to destinations accessible from the Grand Duchy,” said Marc Hoffmann, Director of Traveler Activities at CFL. “By choosing the train to travel to the Olympic Games, sports enthusiasts and competitive spirits are also encouraging the mobility of the future that is the train, sustainable and at the service of its customers.

A high-speed train service will also be available from Metz station, served by substitute buses departing from Luxembourg bus station during the summer period.