train and bus travel will be in Luxembourg from the first quarter of 2020 to free. “Luxembourg will be the first country in the world in the use of public transport spontaneous or planned, and everywhere can get in and out, without worrying about which ticket to buy,” said Prime Minister Xavier Bettel during his government policy statement before the Parliament of the Grand Duchy. “The us is simply good to face and contributes greatly to the Image and to the attractiveness of Luxembourg”, he added.
in the past, the public transport is financed in the Grand Duchy, with very low ticket prices to about 90 percent by the state. Young people up to 20 years, and students already ride for free. A single ticket costs two euros and is valid for two hours in the whole country.
and More Parking at stations
The Free public transport is part of the political effort, the traffic problems of the 600,000 inhabitants country count to relax: Every day, around 200,000 people from Germany, France and Belgium commuting to work in Luxembourg.
until the year 2035 reaching mobility plan is intended to ensure, in the words of the charm, Service and punctuality of the public transport system be improved and that, for example, in the vicinity of the border, the Parking supply for commuters will be expanded.
measures in Germany
in Germany, the discussion on free public transport this year has included travel, especially as a means of combating air pollution. In February, several Federal Ministers had proposed such a measure for the exhaust gas polluted cities. So they reaped, however, also a lot of criticism.
Still have this year introduced a number of the cities for free tickets. The transport companies in Tübingen and certificates of demand since February, on Saturdays, also not suitable for driving. In Rostock, students travel for free. In Templin, Brandenburg, was driving a bus was for some time free of charge. Meanwhile, the transport company demanded a very low annual fee.