A number of traffic regulations have been adapted in some parts of the city centre for Grand Duke Jean's funeral on Saturday 4 May, one of the car parks in Kirchberg will be free of charge.

Practical information for next Saturday:

Drones forbidden

All airline and drone activity suspended in Luxembourg City on the day of His Royal Highness Jean of Luxembourg's memorial services (04.05.2019)

Statement by: Minister for Mobility and Public Works

As part of the funeral services for Grand Duke Jean on 4 May 2019, the Minister for Mobility and Public Works has decided to suspend all flights as well as drone activity in the upper city to a height of 750m.

Free parking at Kirchberg

His Royal Highness Jean of Luxembourg's memorial services: public transport and parking facility changes
Furthermore, the "Place de l'Europe" car park in Kirchberg will be free from 6am to 11.30pm.

CFL reports that works planned for the weekend of 4 and 5 May, that would have required the closing of Luxembourg – Sandweiler-Contern et Luxembourg – Dommeldange railway lines, have been postponed.

The forecast in increased demand for public transport will be taken into account as much as is possible.

Traffic and public transport in the city centre

His Royal Highness Jean of Luxembourg's memorial services: public transport and transit changes (04.05.2019)

Statement from the municipal government

The Ville de Luxembourg informs the public that as part of the funeral services for His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Jean, some changes in public transport and transit can be expected. www.vdl.lu

Road traffic regulations

• From 6pm on Thursday 2 May to 6pm Saturday 4 May, Rue Notre-Dame (stretch between Rue de l'ancien Athénée and Rue du Fossé), Rue du Fossé, côte d'Eich (from Rue du Fossé to the intersection with Rue du Nord), Rue de l'Eau, Rue de la Boucherie and the du Marché-aux-Herbes (stretch between côte d'Eich and Rue de la Boucherie) will be closed for the installation of grandstands.

• Saturday 4 May from 6am to 6pm, the following streets and squares will be closed: Rue Aldringen, rue Notre-Dame, Boulevard F.D. Roosevelt, Place de la Constitution, Rue de l'ancien Athénée, Rue de la Congrégation, Rue du Fossé, côte d'Eich (from Rue du Fossé to the intersection with Rue du Nord), Rue de l'Eau, Rue de la Boucherie and Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes (stretch between côte d'Eich and Rue de la Boucherie as well as the stretch between Rue de l'Eau and Rue du St. Esprit), Rue de la Boucherie, Rue Sigefroi, Rue de l'Eau, Rue Large, Rue de la Corniche, Rue du St. Esprit. It is forbidden to park in these streets between 6pm on Friday 3 May and 6pm Saturday 4 May. It should be noted that parking on Place de la Constitution will be forbidden from 3 May to 29 May for the Octave.

The Ville de Luxembourg traffic services will ensure that appropriate signposting will be in place.

Parking

• The Théâtre, Royal-Hamilius and Monterey car parks will be accessible throughout 4 May 2019.

• The entrance and exit of the Knuedler car park on the other hand will be closed from 7.30am to 2pm on 4 May, for the public as well as for subscribers.

• The Saint-Esprit car par too will be closed from 7.30am to 2pm except for subscribers from Viaduc, however the exit to the R. Konen tunnel will be free all day.

• The Place de l'Europe car park (close to the "Philharmonie/MUDAM" tram stop) will be free on 4 May until closing time at 11.30pm, the Stade parking (closer to the "Stade" bus stop) is free on Saturdays.

Appropriate signposting will be put up for the car parks concerned.

Public transport

• P+R Bouillon : the AVL 17 will circulate every 10 minutes between 8.03am and 3.03pm on Saturday 4 May from P+R Bouillon towards the city centre (Monterey bus stop); returns every 10 minutes will run until 3.10pm, then every 20 minutes until 7.10pm. Visitors can also use lines 1/125 and 15 in order to get to the city centre or the train station. Buses will be running every 15-20 minutes.

• P+R Luxembourg-Sud : from 7.48am to 11.08 am, the AVL 21 line will run every 10 minutes between Howald, P + R Lux-South Pier 3 and Pier 1 (customs center) and downtown (Monterey stop); returns will be every 10 minutes until 2.58pm, then every 20 minutes until 7.58pm. At the same time, users of the Luxembourg-Sud car park will be able to use line 29 from the P + R Lux-Sud stop 2 (Raiffeisen bd) to the station (Gare-Rocade stop). Buses will depart every half hour ('19 and '49).

• Due to the closing of various downtown streets, bus stops FD Roosevelt Pier 1, Cathedral, Gruef and Kasinosgaass of Lines 19 and 32 will be removed from 2 May at 6pm to 4 May 2019. Replacement stops: Hamilius (Lines 19 and 32), Royal Forum (line 32)

• On May 4, the City Shopping Bus will not stop at F.D. Roosevelt Pier 1, Cathedral, Gruef and Kasinosgaass. Replacement stop: Beaumont Street.

• City bus staff will be present at major bus stops to inform and guide users.

• It should be noted that all city centre lines (1-33), the tram line, as well as some RGTR lines are free (busgratuits.vdl.lu) on Saturdays.

National Library Closed

His Royal Highness Jean of Luxembourg's memorial services: National Library closed 3 May 2019

Statement by: Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg

The National Library of Luxembourg (BnL) will be closed on Friday, May 3, 2019 due to preparations for the funeral of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean. The BnL will lend its premises to the organising teams of the funeral service and will not be able to accommodate its users.

For more information: www.bnl.lu