Growing up, I lived next to an airport. It isn’t an airport that does connecting flights, nor does it allow for night flights. However, arrivals and departures are audible, and during the occasional military airplane test run, the windows tend to vibrate accordingly. Both my parents and I recognize that things have changed over the […]
Als Frankreich und Deutschland ihre Schnellzugnetze gebaut haben, revolutionierten sie so den Schienenpersonenverkehr in Europa. Was mit dem Fernbus von Brüssel nach Paris vier bis fünf Stunden dauert, kann mit dem Thalys-Zug in etwas mehr als einer Stunde erreicht werden. Das Gleiche gilt für das ICE-Netzwerk. Der Wechsel von langsamen Regionalzügen zu schnellen und futuristischen […]
When France built its high-speed rail network, it revolutionised the way we looked at train travel. What takes 4-5 hours by long-distance bus from Brussels to Paris can now be completed in just over an hour with a Thalys train. Dumping slow regional trains for fast and futuristic new models has brought more comfort and […]
In a press conference on Monday, Luxembourg’s Ministry of Transport under François Bausch (Greens) announced the details of “free” public transport in the country. As of March 1, 2020, all public transport services, will be free of charge. Cross-border rides will cost less, as customers will pay only for the fares in France, Belgium or […]
When you’re celebrating Christmas, it means a lot when your children buy you a present from their first pay cheque. When however they’re buying you gifts with money you gave them, it’s adorable at best.
[Introduction de La Tribune]: Dans les grands centres urbains du monde entier, un petit nombre d’entreprises a déployé des technologies qui devraient être l’une des solutions les plus innovantes aux énormes problèmes de circulation et de mobilité qui affligent nos villes. Avec la nouvelle loi sur l’orientation de la mobilité (LOM), cet avantage pourrait être […]
In the EU negotiations surrounding a reduction in CO2 emissions by heavy-duty vehicles, Luxembourg is one of the parties pushing for a more considerable reduction in comparison to what is on the table.
Young, old, student, employed, retired, rich, poor, men, women, black, white: we all share one annoyingly common problem in Luxembourg. We are all constantly stuck in traffic.
The European Union is demanding that vehicles see considerable reductions in CO2 emissions by setting ambitious targets in the years to come. However, politicians fail to understand that it’s economic incentives that drive innovation, not fines and subsidies.
In a recent editorial for the Luxembourgish newspaper Tageblatt, Francis Wagner writes that air travel is too cheap, or, as he put it, “dirt cheap”. While Wagner does recognise that lower fares have democratised travel, he also believes that current rates are damaging consumers.