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Luxembourg Makes Public Transportation Free, Becomes First Country

 


Luxembourg is the first country ever to make all trains, trams, and buses completely free.


*. The country’s government introduced it as an attempt to reduce congestion from car traffic and pollution.

François Bausch, the minister of mobility and public works, is convinced that “The range, punctuality and quality of the services on offer are crucial to motivating people to change their habits and switch from private cars to public transport.”



They are also planning a systematic expansion of capacity in the national rail network and doubling the current number of P+R parking spaces.


Part of the cost will be covered by eliminating the tax break for commuters which will also encourage people to shift away from the use of private cars in Luxembourg.


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