Esch-sur-Alzette’s railway station is changing look

ArcelorMittal provided 300 tonnes of hot rolled sections for the new infrastructure of the railway station in Esch-sur-Alzette. Once again, steel was chosen for its talent to open architect’s imagination and the swiftness and ease of implementation.

Increasing the touristic attraction

The old railway station in Esch-sur-Alzette was demolished in 2014. In service since 1959, it was outdated and no longer adapted to users. The new station will include a convenient 5-storey building with a waiting room, a supermarket on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors. The new station will help to boost touristic activity in the South of Luxembourg with a youth hostel and a cafeteria that will also be built next to the railway station. The urban hostel will be the first of its kind in the South of the country.

Furthermore, the new facility will be two steps away from the footbridge providing access to the Gaalgebierg Park, the simplest way to reach nature from the city.

A steel structure made in Luxembourg

The ArcelorMittal Eurostructures Beam Finishing Centre in Differdange produced and supplied 300 tonnes of hot rolled sections to erect the frame of the new building. The Centre closely worked with a local steel fabricator.

The new station should open its doors in autumn 2016.