Foundation of the first railway company in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The "Société Royal Grand-Ducale des Chemins de Fer Guillaume Luxembourg" (GL) was founded, with its headquarters in Luxembourg.
Opening of the first Luxembourg railway line
Just two years after the creation of the "Société Royal Grand-Ducale des Chemins de Fer Guillaume Luxembourg" a first line opens to rail traffic, linking the capital of Luxembourg to Bettembourg, to France (Metz / Thionville).
Creation of the first station
Alongside the opening of the first railway line of the country, the first station in Luxembourg is created. Military strategy requires, that the building is built entirely of wood.
Second Luxembourg railway line
A month after the opening of a first line towards Bettembourg, it is a second Luxembourg railway line; connecting Luxembourg to Kleinbettingen, to Belgium (Arlon / Brussels).
With great fanfare, the Gare de Luxembourg and the two lines to France and Belgium were inaugurated.
Foundation of the railway company "Compagnie des chemins de fer Prince-Henri"
In the spring of 1869, the Prince Henry Railway Company is founded. The idea is to create a secondary network of railway lines, complementary to the main lines granted to "Société Royal Grand-Ducale des Chemins de Fer Guillaume Luxembourg", also called Compagnie Guillaume Luxembourg. The headquarters of the "Compagnie des chemins de fer Prince-Henri" is located in Petange.
The "Compagnie des chemins de fer Prince-Henri" is replaced by the "Société Anonyme des Railways Minières Prince Henri" (PH)
Founded in 1869, the "Compagnie des chemins de fer Prince-Henri" folds and sells its rolling stock and its activities to the "Société Anonyme des Railways Minières Prince Henri".
Construction of the new Luxembourg station
Almost 50 years after its inauguration, the "Gare de Luxembourg" is changing. The half-timbered building changes and gradually takes the shape of the current building. The German architects Rüdell, Jüsgen and Scheuffel choose the Moselle baroque style for the main building and its bell tower.
Forced incorporation of the Luxembourg rail network into the German railway network "Deutsche Reichsbahn"
With the Second World War and forced Germanisation, these are Luxembourg’s darkest hours of its history. The Luxembourg rail network is forcibly incorporated into the German railway network "Deutsche Reichsbahn".
Foundation of the "Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois" (SNCFL) with headquarters in Luxembourg
In the aftermath of the Second World War, an agreement between the Luxembourg, French and Belgian governments to create the Luxembourg National Railway Company, headquartered in Luxembourg is made.
Creation of the CFL road service
The length of the Luxembourg rail network had been reduced by almost half in the span of twenty years, from 500 km in 1948 to 275 km in 1968. In 1951, the CFL decided to set up bus service to provide an alternative means of transport on old railway lines.
Solemn inauguration of electrification
The Luxembourg rail network takes a big step forward with the electrification of the Brussels - Luxembourg and Luxembourg - Metz lines.
Construction of the terminal
Starting the construction works of the terminal in Bettembourg.
The Terminal operator Luxfreight terminal is created in 1980.
Solemn inauguration of electrification
The CFL extend the electrification of the national rail network. This time of the northern line from Luxembourg to Troisvierges (Gouvy).
Commissioning of the computerised signaling station in Luxembourg
The railway signaling had been controlled manually until then, now it is gradually being automated, and the signaling stations are equipped accordingly.
CLB & EuroLux Cargo
Creation of CLB & EuroLux Cargo companies.
Creation of the company CFL-Immo
Creation of a subsidary for the management of the rail real estate infrastructure in state or CFL property.
Creation of the company CFL-Evasion
Since 1999 CFL Evasion helps its clients with travel planning and bookings.
VEG at the port of Antwerp
The first foreign freight subsidiary is created in Belgium VEG at the port of Antwerp.
Modernisation of passenger rolling stock
In 2004, after many years of good and loyal service, the CFL rolling stock fleet received a new look. Since then, all rolling stock has been continuously modernised and expanded, as a necessity for both passenger and freight transport.
CFL cargo & subsidiaries CFL cargo Deutschland / CFL cargo Danmark
The creation of CFL cargo and the subsidiaries CFL cargo Deutschland, CFL cargo Danmark takes place in 2006.
CFL multimodal & subsidiaries ELO, TIB
CFL multimodal and subsidiaries ELO, TIB are created in 2007.
The first Bettembourg rail motorway - Le Boulou
The creation of Lorry Rail and the launch of the Bettembourg - Le Boulou rail motorway.
Ateliers de Pétange
In 2008, the creation of the new CFL cargo subsidiary: Ateliers de Pétange.
CLB becomes CFL multimodal
In 2008 the company CLB becomes CFL multimodal.
Creation of CFL cargo France
The next big step for CFL cargo: the creation of CFL cargo France.
CFL cargo joins the Xrail Alliance
CFL cargo becomes a member of the Xrail Alliance.
Purchase of Lentz Logistics
Purchase of the company Lentz Logistics renamed Lentz multimodal.
Creation of CFL cargo Sverige
The subsidiary CFL cargo Sverige is created.
Combined train Bettembourg - Trieste
First launch of the combined train Bettembourg - Trieste.
Conscious of the growing needs in access and reception infrastructures, the CFL undertake modernization works of the Luxembourg Station. It follows the commissioning of the new double-track line connecting Luxembourg to Pétange.
Connection Bettembourg - Lyon
The launch of the Bettembourg - Lyon connection is in 2014.
Reuniting of CFL cargo and CFL multimodal entities
CFL cargo and CFL multimodal entities approach and a revamping of the brand identity is launched.
Commissioning of the European Train Speed Control System (ETCS) on the entire Luxembourg rail network (CFL)
CFL do not spare when it comes to safety. The commissioning of the European Train Speed Control System (ECTS) on the entire national rail network was commissioned.
CFL freight activities under the CFL multimodal brand
The subsidiary of the CFL Group, CFL multimodal, is created. This group brings together all of the group's merchandise business and finally becomes a key player in logistics, in Luxembourg and beyond its borders.
New warehouse and new terminal
New infrastructures complete the freight offer: a warehouse and an intermodal terminal based in Bettembourg-Dudelange.
Creation of the subsidiary CFL Mobility
CFL Mobility is responsible for managing the carsharing offer, Flex, of the CFL.
CFL multimodal group rewarded with Label Lean & Green STAR
22 % CO2 emission cuts over the past 5 years.
Noah’s Train stops in Luxembourg
Noah's Train, an awareness initiative for rail freight to reduce the environmental footprint of freight transportation. Two containers, painted by Luxembourgish artists, join the Noah's Train, the longest mobile art work in the world.
Launch of an intermodal rail connection between Bettembourg-Dudelange and Kiel
CFL cargo Deutschland switches to 100% green electricity
Launch of an intermodal rail connection between Bettembourg-Dudelange and Rostock
Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification for CFL logistics
CFL logistics, subsidiary of the CFL multimodal group, has been issued the Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification and thus meets the storage and warehouse management standards for pharmaceutical and medical products required by the European Commission.