On 29th February, Luxembourg became the first country in the world to completely abolish fares for trains, trams and buses nationwide.
The move described by François Bausch, the minister of mobility and public works as “The social icing on the cake of the global strategy for a multimodal revolution” will not only significantly support people on low incomes, it will be immensely positive for the environment in tackling congestion and pollution. It also opens up a window of opportunity for mobility-as-a-service, micro-mobility and ride-hailing companies to join up their thinking and integrate their services to truly connect people from A-B and ultimately, urge people away from the car.
i'd love to see more countries follow suit. Everyone loves free stuff, the question is; how sustainable is it to offer free public transport services in the long run?
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All standard-class journeys on public transport in the European country will now be free of charge, compared to an annual pass worth €440 before. Travellers can still however pay for first class, at a cost of €660 euros a year.