From March 2020 onwards, anyone will be able to use public transport in Luxembourg for free. Similar initiatives to abolish transport fares already exist elsewhere in other cities, but this is the first time public transport will become completely free of charge throughout a whole country.
Making mobility smart and more environmentally friendly is a high priority in Luxembourg, not least since the country’s dynamic job market attracts around 200,000 cross-border workers who join residents on the roads every day. The innovative measure of making trains, buses and trams across the country free of charge is part of the new governmental programme adopted at the end of 2018, and the government recently announced that it will be put in place on 1 March 2020.
In parallel, an extensive programme for creating new “Park & Ride” places across the country, and notably along its borders, is being implemented to encourage commuters to leave their cars and continue the trip to their workplace using public transport. All with the intention of reducing road congestion, stress and negative environmental impact.