Grand Duchy earmarks up to €120 million for rail, road projects to improve quality of life for frontier workers.

Luxembourg and France have signed an agreement that seeks to improve mobility and quality of life for frontier workers, with the Grand Duchy contributing up to €120 million to several infrastructure projects.

On a two-day state visit to France, the Luxembourg delegation, after seeking to strengthen cross-border economic ties yesterday, focused today on the mobility of frontier workers.

French prime minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday's agreement would increase cooperation on cross-border transport – including rail – "providing for an increase in capacity on the Lorraine train route using Franco-Luxembourgish co-financing".

He added: "This is an urgent issue because the flows are intensifying. The commitment we have just made takes into account the concerns of the citizens of local authorities."


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