CFL stands for Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois, or in English "National Association of Luxembourg Railways". The national railway company of Luxembourg is predominantly active for passenger transport on the Luxembourg rail network, but also in bus transport. However, the cross-border railway connections are mainly handled by the railway companies of neighbouring countries such as SNCF, DB or SNCB / NMBS. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg holds 94% of the CFL, the Kingdom of Belgium 4% and the French Republic 2%.
Due to the small country with a correspondingly low rolling stock park own development is not justified. That is why most of the train compositions come from the three surrounding countries Germany, France and Belgium. The CFL trains are the youngest and most modern in Europe. In all trains, a train conductor drives with.
The CFL operates only local trains that operate under the designation RE and RB and have no seat reservation. Long-distance trains are operated by the French National Railway SNCF and the Belgian State Railways SNCB / NMBS.
Regional train (RB) - train combination that stops at all stations and is correspondingly slow.
Regional Express (RE) - train combination similar to the regional train but less frequent stop.
The 274 km long Luxembourg railway network runs through the country in a star shape. Central point is the station Luxembourg with the following railway lines:
Luxembourg-Troisvierges (77 km) with a branch in Ettelbrück to Diekirch, in Kautenbach to Wiltz.
Luxembourg-Bettembourg (12 km) with connection via Thionville to Metz (France).
Luxembourg-Kleinbettingen (20 km) with a connection to Arlon and Brussels (Belgium).
Luxembourg-Wasserbillig (37 km) with a connection to Trier and Koblenz (Germany).
Luxembourg - Petingen (18 km) with a connection to France and Belgium.
The regional lines served by the CFL have direct train connections to neighbouring countries.
InterCity (IC) - Belgian train SNCB / NMBS with hourly connections from Luxembourg station via Namur to Brussels and every two hours to Liège (Liege). These trains come with air conditioning, 2nd and 1st class, bicycle compartment and are mostly handicapped accessible. There is no seat reservation.
TGV FRANCE - LUXEMBOURG (TGV) - High speed train of the French railways SNCF with connections from Luxembourg railway station to Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon to Marseille and Montpellier. All TGV trains are air-conditioned 2nd and 1st class, bar cars and most seats are equipped with power sockets. A seat reservation is mandatory.
Since the end of 2017 there is a direct connection from Luxembourg via Koblenz, Cologne to Dusseldorf.