New intermodal platform

The new intermodal platform will facilitate the transshipment of 300.000 containers and 300.000 semi-trailers per year.

As the new intermodal platform aimed at the transshipment of whole semi-trailers or containers between road and rail, this exchange hub is located in the vicinity of main road and rail infrastructure.

On the railroad infrastructure plan, the new platform will be directly adjacent to the shunting yard of Bettembourg. This closeness will allow for side tracks to be used, and to put together and shunt trains going onto or coming from the new rail highway. The sole junction will be in the south where one sole track will open into a fan of six tracks, two of which to the Modalohr system and four to the transport terminal.

On the road infrastructure plan, the new platform is located on the crossing of two international motorways, i.e. the A3 north-south motorway from Belgium to France and the A13 east-west motorway from the Luxembourgish mining basin to the valley of the river Saar in Germany.

The four transport tracks combined will facilitate the transshipment of 300.000 containers per year. The Modalohr system will allow the transportation of 300.000 semi-trailers per year.

10th December 2014

The turning of the first sod of the construction of the new Terminal Intermodal rail/route in Bettemburg-Dudelange took place in the presence of the Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider, the Minister of sustainable Development and Infrastructure, François Bausch and the CEO of CFL Marc Wengler.

Download (in French) the press release CFL, the press release MDDI, the press kit, the site plan and a photo of synthesis of the future intermodal terminal.

15th July 2015: the natural state of the Diddelengerbaach has been restored

As part of the construction works for the new intermodal rail/road terminals in Bettembourg-Dudelange, the works to restore the natural state of the Diddelengerbaach are now complete after 15 months of preparations. Over a kilometre of the stream's length has been diverted, which will result in environmental and hydromorphological improvements at the site. The stream bed was designed in order to allow aquatic life to move freely.

The Deputy and Chair of the Commission parlementaire du Développement durable (Parliamentary Committee for Sustainable Development) Josée Lorsché oversaw the completion of the works, in particular the migration of the fish from the old channelised water course to the restored stream. According to a decision taken by the Conseil des Ministres (Council of Ministers), the environmental compensation measures for the new intermodal terminals should focus in particular on the following aspects: hydrology, vegetation destroyed by the project and the emissions generated by operations on the site.

The restoration of the Diddelengerbaach is the main element of the environmental compensation measures. It will be followed by the planting of two hectares of oak trees in November 2015.

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