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.
|Founded||14 May 1946|
|Headquarters||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg|
|Luxembourg, parts of Belgium, France, Germany|
|Jeannot Waringo, President |
Alex Kremer, Director-General
|Products||Rail transport, Cargo transport|
|Revenue||€684.19 million (2013)|
|€4.4 million (2013)|
|−€1.1 million (2013)|
|Owner||94% Luxembourg state, 4% Belgian state, 2% French state|
Number of employees
|Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois|
|National railway||Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois|
|Ridership||25 million (2019)(2019)|
|Passenger km||463 million (2019)|
|Freight||804.8 tonnes kilometres (2013)|
|Total||617 km (383 mi)|
|Double track||140 km (87 mi)|
|Electrified||574 km (357 mi)|
|Main||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|High-speed||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|25 kV 50 Hz AC||528 km (328 mi)|
|3 kV DC||48 km (30 mi)|
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.