Luxembourg first country to make public transport free

From 28 February, Luxembourg has abolished fares for trains, trams and buses in what the government said was a bid to tackle road congestion and pollution, as well as supporting low earners. This means that all standard-class journeys on public transport are now free of charge.

To cope with the increase in commuters, Luxembourg plans to invest €3.9 billion in railways between 2018 and 2028, upgrade the bus network and add more park-and-ride sites on the border.

Source: EurActiv, 2 March 2020.

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