Ministers Bausch and Meisch answered a parliamentary question posed by CSV politician Claudine Konsbrück, who was not re-elected in the 2018 elections.

To finance the project and bring it to fruition, a public-private-partnership (PPP) had been organised, but all proposals came in way over budget.

Ministers Bausch and Meisch decided to cancel the tender and dismiss the idea of relying on a PPP.

Those who handed in projects will be compensated for their efforts.

The ministers stressed that the LTB expansion project as a whole has not been abandoned and that the project is set to be relaunched soon.

The expansion was originally planned to be completed by 2020, but a new date has not yet been set.