Next year the public transport of Luxembourg will be free

From March 1, 2020 in Luxembourg to be free to travel on buses, trams and railway (with the exception of cars of the first class).

About it reported the edition DW with reference to the statement of the Minister for public works of Luxembourg, françois Bausch.

The Minister noted that the opportunity to buy tickets for the train will remain, as in the neighboring countries travel remains paid. According to Bausch, the initiative is primarily social.

We expect significant price declines. Now we are negotiating with the railway companies of neighbouring countries
– said the Minister.

Luxembourg will become the first country in the world with absolutely free travel in public transport.

In the summer of 2018 Estonia has introduced free travel on public transport in 11 of the 15 regions of the country. Thus the authorities want to contribute to the protection of the environment. In particular, in Tallinn, I hope that free buses will reduce the frequency of use of cars by citizens. Every day, around 200,000 people from Germany, France and Belgium go to work in Luxembourg.

Now the state subsidizes public transportation for 90 percent, wasting 491 million euros per year.

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