Luxembourg eyes free public transport

Luxembourg To Make All Public Transport Free Across The Country

Grand Duchy Prime Minister Xavier Bettel introduced the plan yesterday, December 5, when he took office for his second term, as reported by The Guardian on the same day.

Most people working in the city commute from the neigbouring countries and are set to benefit from the free public transport system.

Commuters now pay just €2 (£1.78) for up to two hours of travel, or €4 (£3.56) for a day ticket.

Children and young people under the age of 20 already ride free on public buses, trams and trains in Luxembourg, thanks to a policy change introduced by Bettel's government earlier this year.

Now, from the start of 2020 all tickets will be abolished, saving on the collection of fares and the policing of ticket purchases.

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Luxembourg absorbs daily 190,000 workers and employees from neighbouring countries, half of them in France and the other half split between Belgium and Germany. In a country of only 999 square miles, this covers nearly all journeys, The Guardian noted.

Part of the cost for the initiative will be footed by removing a tax break for commuters.

While citizens will certainly be excited about the prospect of totally free travel, some kinks still need to be ironed out. But details of the plan still require some hashing out as there's yet to be a decision on what to do about the existing first- and second-class compartment on some trains. Mr Bettel has also promised to legalise cannabis, introduce two new public holidays and increase investment in public services.

The coalition won a razor-thin one-seat majority in the October election.

Bettel, a 45-year-old lawyer who previously served as mayor of Luxembourg City, has been prime minister since December 2013.

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