Platforms for urban mobility
The Rout Bréck-Pafendall tram stop is located a few metres from the funicular railway (CFL), which is now the direct link between Kirchberg and the Pfaffenthal. Together, they form a train-funicular-tram interchange. Comprising two separate lines, 200 metres in length, each with two cars, the funicular covers the 40-metre descent in 63 seconds. Capable of transporting 168 people per cabin, the funicular can carry up to 7,200 people in an hour. At the foot of the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge is the CFL station, a stop for trains coming from the north of the country and from the city centre station, the Gare Centrale.
The Luxexpo stop is part of a bus-car-tram interchange that can be accessed from the Serra roundabout. An impressive and elegant canopy in the form of a leaf overhangs the tram stop. It was designed by the landscape architect Peter Latz, earlier commissioned by the Kirchberg Fund to design the roundabout during the 1990s. The steel structure, weighing 95 tonnes, is completed by glazing with a total weight of 25 tonnes, which is decorated in a translucent design created by the Luxembourg designer Julie Conrad. Like the shape of the canopy, this artistic dressing is inspired by the surrounding nature.
The Peter Latz canopy is the first visible element of this new entrance to the city, which will include a large piazza that tram users arriving from the VdL and RGTR bus station will cross. A collection of buildings with a gross building area of 10,400 m2 (designed by Steinmetzdemeyer and Pohl architects) houses offices and small shops. This project, for which the Fund is the project owner, also includes realisation of a five-floor car park (595 spaces) above the bus station. The bus station has ten bus platforms.