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Luxembourg became the first country with free public transport

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The FINANCIAL — Luxembourg became the first country to make public transport free for the entire nation. The strategy aims to reduce the gap between rich and poor, and to reduce congestion. The price of the project is €41m (£35m; $44m) in lost ticket fares. The country of 620,000 people, stopped selling tickets on its trams, buses and trains on Saturday. Musicians strolled through trains and played at stations to mark the attempt to relieve choked roads. Annual season tickets had cost up to €450, according to The Times. François Bausch, the minister of mobility and public works, describes the…

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Luxembourg became the first country with free public transport

5 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Luxembourg became the first country to make public transport free for the entire nation. The strategy aims to reduce the gap between rich and poor, and to reduce congestion. The price of the project is €41m (£35m; $44m) in lost ticket fares. The country of 620,000 people, stopped selling tickets on its…