Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois

The Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (Luxembourg National Railway Company, abbreviated CFL) is the national railway company of Luxembourg. In 2013, it carried approximately 25 million passengers and 804 million tonnes of goods. The company employs 3,090 people, making CFL the country's seventh-largest corporate employer.[3]

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL)
TypeGovernment-owned corporation
IndustryRail transport
Founded14 May 1946
HeadquartersLuxembourg City, Luxembourg
Area served
Luxembourg, parts of Belgium, France, Germany
Key people
Jeannot Waringo, President
Alex Kremer, Director-General
ProductsRail transport, Cargo transport
Revenue €684.19 million (2013)[1]
€4.4 million (2013)
−€1.1 million (2013)
Owner94% Luxembourg state, 4% Belgian state, 2% French state
Number of employees
3,070 (2017)
Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois
CFL Dosto regional train in Luxembourg.
National railwayChemins de Fer Luxembourgeois
Ridership 25 million (2019)(2019)[2]
Passenger km 463 million (2019)
Freight 804.8 tonnes kilometres (2013)
System length
Total617 km (383 mi)
Double track140 km (87 mi)
Electrified574 km (357 mi)
Track gauge
Main1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
High-speed1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
25 kV 50 Hz AC528 km (328 mi)
3 kV DC48 km (30 mi)
Map of the Luxembourgian rail network

The Luxembourg rail system comprises 275 route-kilometres (170 miles), of which 140 kilometres (87 mi) is double track and 135 kilometres (84 mi) single track. Of the total track length of 617 kilometres (383 mi), 574 kilometres (357 mi) are electrified. Most of the electrified track (526 kilometres (327 mi)) is operated at 25 kV, 50 Hz, though some 48 kilometres (30 mi) are run at 3 kV DC.

Luxembourg borders Belgium, France and Germany. Correspondingly, there are cross-border services into these countries. Some are wholly run by CFL, whereas others are run by SNCF, NMBS/SNCB and DB. CFL passenger trains cover most of the network.

CFL operates most of its passenger trains using EMUs and electric locomotives with push-pull stock. The company also has a fleet of diesel locomotives for hauling freight trains and for general shunting purposes.

Luxembourg is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC Country Code for Luxembourg is 82.