The City of Luxembourg and CFL have inaugurated a new service at the railway station, known as “Para-Chute”, designed to enable social workers to improve their coverage of the area.

Its role is to help the area’s homeless, prostitutes, drug users and alcoholics. Here they can seek out advicen and be referred to various organisations depending on their circumstances. It is also a place where the poor can recharge their mobile telephone, get free Internet access or simply have a coffee break. The social centre can receive up to ten clients at a time and two social workers are assigned to it in order to cover the district quickly and easily: “Para-Chute is a pied-à-terre for quicker local intervention,” says Djilali Mokeddem, one of the social workers.