The elected representatives of the European Metropolitan Cluster of the Lorraine Region call on Emmanuel MacronDecember 2022
Following French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement to "ensure that in the major French metropolises that are currently congested, people who commute can do so without a car, thus decarbonising their journeys thanks to these metropolitan RERs", the elected representatives of the European Metropolitan Cluster of the Lorraine Region have called on the President to ensure that the construction of a "European Metropolitan Express Network to connect all the territories of Lorraine, from the Vosges to the Luxembourg border" is included in the State's priorities.
The elected representatives of the Metropolitan Cluster, which is supported by the metropolises of Nancy and Metz, the conurbations of Thionville and Epinal and 12 associated Lorraine inter-municipalities - i.e. a living area of 1.2 million inhabitants - pointed out that "with more than 110,000 daily commuters between northern Lorraine and Luxembourg, 140,000 by 2030 and 180,000 by 2040, the inhabitants of this sector must be able to count on ambitious developments for the Nancy-Metz-Thionville-Luxembourg railway line, which is the 2nd busiest railway line in France ouside of Ile de France". They ask that the State's commitment be "made official at the next Franco-Luxembourg Intergovernmental Conference, as part of an ambitious co-development project between the two States".Back to list