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(CS) The renovation of Luxembourg's central train station is moving into its final stages, as progress is made on the glass roof covering the so-called “Parvis” square outside the station.
A steel, glass and synthetic structure will cover the area outside the train station in the direction of the overground parking. With long-distance bus services redistributed at the already re-designed bus stops, the pavement in the area in front of the station will be widened to better accommodate passengers and pedestrians.
Additionally, a short-term car park called “Kiss & Rail” will be installed for cars dropping off rail passengers.
83 million euros for train station refurbishment
The construction works will also see an additional entry to the main hall of the train station, as well as the ticketing area. There will also be a staircase and elevator linking the southern underground access to the train station's platforms.
The budget for this part of the refurbishment runs at three million euros, out of a total budget of 83 million euros, which has included the refitting of the train station's platforms, the installation of a second underground passage, a new ticketing area, as well as better access via elevators and escalators.
The train station's new look is set to be officially inaugurated in September, just in time for the centenary of the station, which was built between 1908 and 1912, but which never saw an official opening celebration.