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|Luxembourg To Become First Country To Make All Public Transport Free by fastjett: 6:41pm On Dec 06|
Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make all of its public transport free of charge.
From next summer, fares on trains, trams and buses will be scrapped under plans by recently re-elected prime minister Xavier Bettel, who vowed to make the environment a key part of his campaign.
Fares are currently capped at two euros for two hours of travel, which in a small European nation of just 999 sq miles (2,590 sq km) covers most journeys.
However, even this low fare will end under the plans that will be paid for in part by removing a tax break for commuters.
The country has a population of nearly 600,000 - but its capital, Luxembourg City, has some of the worst traffic congestion on the planet.
Around 110,000 people live there but another 400,000 commute in for work every day, while nearly 200,000 cross the border from neighbouring France, Belgium and Germany.
Drivers spent an average of 33 hours in traffic jams in 2016, according to a study.
|Re: Luxembourg To Become First Country To Make All Public Transport Free by BitsMaster: 6:42pm On Dec 06|
Good one up there. Nigeria will get there someday provided the youth wake up someday.
|Re: Luxembourg To Become First Country To Make All Public Transport Free by clevervikson(m): 2:22am On Dec 07|
If Nigeria is to follow any country, I think it should be Luxembourg and not even USA or UK who are just power driven and yet still contain lots of poor people
|Re: Luxembourg To Become First Country To Make All Public Transport Free by 4kDdullard: 2:28am On Dec 07|
BitsMaster:Yes we will get there with an imposter in Aso Rock. Clowns!
|Re: Luxembourg To Become First Country To Make All Public Transport Free by darfay: 2:36am On Dec 07|
Savage you are,chill you have not
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