Luxembourg becomes first country to make all public transport free – could London ever follow suit?

Luxembourg is set to become the first country to abolish all public transport fares.

The Grand Duchy’s new coalition government has pledged to scrap tickets on all trains, buses and trams – a move which should come into effect by the summer of 2019.

Luxembourg has long taken a progressive approach to public transport. As it stands fares are capped at €2 for up to two hours of travel – for a country the size of Oxfordshire, this covers just about every journey. It’s an extra €1 to upgrade to first class, while an all-day second-class transport ticket on any form of transport costs €4.

As of this summer, anyone under the age of 20 can travel free in Luxembourg, while an annual “mPass” for commuters…

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