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Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country”

Soon, all public transport in Luxembourg will be free as fares for trains, trams, and buses are lifted next summer. On top of that, there's an extremely low far of only €2 (S$3.1) for two hours of travel, which in such a small country covers nearly all journeys.

However, even this low fare will end under the plans that will be paid for in part by removing a tax break for commuters. This summer, the government introduced free transport for every child and young person under the age of 20.

Secondary school students are also provided free shuttle services between their places of study and homes. This will also save money on fare collection and ticket inspection.

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.

Some places around the world offer free transport in a bid to reduce traffic congestion, and in some U.S. counties the bus system is free, but no other nation has eliminated fares from its entire transport network.

Aside from free public transport, Bettel's coalition government seeks to legalize the purchase, possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational use, as per the publication. For example, a decision still needs to be taken on what to do with first- and second-class compartments on trains. The two-time prime minister promised voters that environmental concerns would be of paramount importance while he remained in office, The Guardian reported.

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

The new government coalition only just scraped through with 31 out of 60 seats in Chamber which might present a challenge when it comes to passing new, out-of-the-box policies and legislation.



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