Land division

Activities and scope of the land division.

​The land division is responsible for the administrative management of the CFL's buildings and land as well as the state of Luxembourg's railway infrastructure.

The division's activities comprise:

    • the acquisition and sale of funds and property;



    • putting in place special agreements (contracts, authorizations);
    • management of the "permissions de voirie";
    • etc...

Railway land in figures

(situation as of 1st September 2013)


Railway land owned by the state of Luxembourg:

  • 840 ha of railway parcels (railway network and infrastructure);
  • 162 ha of non-railway parcels.



Land owned by the CFL:

  • 54 ha of built-up land (workshops, commercial and administrative buildings, etc.);
  • other land that can be used for construction.



Railway buildings owned by the state of Luxembourg:

  • 98 functional buildings with an individual surface area of 50 m² each;
  • 39 passenger buildings;
  • 65.000 m² total surface area.


Buildings owned by the CFL:

  • 41 functional buildings with an individual surface area of 50 m² each

(workshops, commercial and administrative buildings, car parks, etc.);

  • 111.000 m² total surface area.


Besides the administrative management of the railway infrastructure is the project development and sale division the intermediary for cadastral affairs within the CFL. 

It fulfils various functions similar to those of

 the Luxembourgish Topographical and Cadastral Administration (ACT)





  • keeping the list of approx. 1.500 cadastral parcels belonging to the state of Luxembourg and connected to railway infrastructure up to date;
  • issuing information on the approx. 600 km of cadastral boundaries of railway land to CFL services, administrative services, official land surveyors and to the private owners of land bordering railway land;

  • researching and putting up fences on railway land;

  • organising cadastral measurements and right-of-way plans for the CFL in accordance with the laws and directives of the ACT;



  • representing the state of Luxembourg and CFL in its capacity of owner in case of contradictory demarcation of railway land boundaries;
  • collaborating on the development of railway infrastructure projects while respecting the rights of ownership;

  • archiving all types of documents concerning current and historic railway land boundaries.