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Luxembourg to become first country to introduce free public transport

Luxembourg is on the path of making history, as they get set to become the first country to introduce free public transport.

Luxembourg to become first country to introduce free public transport lailasnews


The re-elected coalition government led by Xavier Bettel who was sworn in for a second term as prime minister on Wednesday, vowed to prioritise the environment during the recent election campaign.

Asides the free public transport pledge, the new government is also considering legalising cannabis and introducing two new public holidays. Fares on trains, trams and buses will be lifted next summer in Luxembourg City, the capital of the small Grand Duchy, which suffers from some of the worst traffic congestion in the world.

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It was also gathered that Luxembourg has increasingly shown a progressive attitude to transport. This summer, the government brought in free transport for every child and young person under the age of 20. The country is home to about 110,000 people, but a further 400,000 commute into the city to work. A study suggested that drivers in the capital spent an average of 33 hours in traffic jams in 2016.

191 Comments

    • Nigerian can never ever be like this,because a country that canot pay 30k minimum wages but can pay senator 36 millions monthly.

  1. That’s what I called catering for your citizens, very good one from luxembuorg,wish this could happen in Nigeria.

  2. Luxembourg should be a small European country and they’re starting this free transport system. This is unbelievable.

  3. This is good from the government that is not anti-people or development. Good things must always come to them but the reverse is the case for the opposite.

  4. This is incredibly awesome for the nation….enjoying the nice treatment of those in power…this aid the citizens to be happy and boastful of their government.nice plan….

  5. Dats interesting. Luxembourg have made history. Kudos to their president. Let Nigeria too emulate such thing.

  6. This is a good information as Luxembourg has increasingly shown a progressive attitude to transport.

  7. This Is very good development, this shows how interested he is in the welfare of his people. May God help him to fulfill this goal.

  8. In fact I’m getting my visa to Luxembourg to live. See better government working for the betterment of the citizens and providing basic amenities. When will our country at least give us little of this good life for instance, good electricity. Let me call my agent, I’m relocating.

  9. Nice development how I wish Nigeria will emulate this a least per fit save transport for other things

  10. Wow that’s great how I wish Nigeria could do the same thing for the betterment of poor Masse’s

  11. That’s a government that have the masses at heart thumbs up to them! How I wish Nigerian government ll learn from them.

  12. This is one of the good things government of a country should be doing to the citizen instead of bringing pains and hardship to the citizen

  13. Wow, free transport fair in Luxembourg, this is amazing, it’s going to be a good record of good governance, hope this will happen in Nigeria

  14. Wow that’s a good News and may God bless you for considering especially the children under 20yrs

  15. I weep when I see countries like this..God blessed us with natural resources and yet our economy is getting poorer and poorer..we pray for Gods intervention in this country

  16. Luxembourg is progressive
    That’s a welcome development ,it also one the peaceful Europe country to visit,I dream of Luxembourg

  17. Wow this is great achievement for them…Nigeria government I hope they have eyes to see this new development.

  18. Comment*this is an example of a wekk developed country with good leaders who are concerned with the comfort and happiness of it’s citizens

  19. While this country will be busy hiking the price of diesel, so that affect transport fare God is watching

  20. Our own country will do much more better than this
    We just have to keep on praying for our country too
    But it’s a good thing their government did for them o…
    I can’t imagine traveling to places for free…
    Nigeria go better too

  21. This is what is expected of an active government, you see new things and growth in the society which helps the citizen to grow too.

  22. Wow this is worth emulating I just hope my able country Nigeria can one day practice this it will boost the system of government

  23. It gives me joy when I see countries that is progressing, I will begin to wonder when my own country Nigeria will develop.

  24. Luxembourg prime Minister is a goal. I wish Nigeria with adopt that free public transport system. Here, u will see only the rich in the vehicle bcos they will bribe the driver. Lolz

  25. That’s a good one, that will make life easier for the citizens, but the legalisation of cannabis is what I don’t understand.

  26. That’s a good one, but will it work for a long time . It might get expensive to maintain along the way .nevertheless , it is a good development

  27. Wow that’s Good….how I wish Nigeria can just copy that country, just to help the poor people.

  28. wa o that is nice i love that at lest their Government tried how i wish Nigeria government will emulate them

  29. This is good news. How I wish this country, Nigeria will learn from this. We still have a long way to go.

  30. Small country like Luxembourg already making history regarding her citizens well being… NIGERIA own is always different..

  31. The government as a good future plan for is people in the country I wish this info can get to our government in Nigeria it will be better

  32. This is a very good one oo
    This is government at work oo
    Not Nigerian government .that cannot approve common 30k minimum wage

  33. Wow, this is so incredible,if this kind of thing should happen in Nigeria, I know our people will even abuse it.

  34. Wow! Very good. At least the poor masses will have a means of getting to their destinations in time without the fear if not having money

  35. That’s very good…I sincerely wish this will happen in Nigeria…Luxembourg was once of the riches country sometime again

  36. Wow! This is a well come development…i like this…when will this happen to us here in Nigeria? So happy for them.

  37. Luxembourg shares one thing in common with Lagos…traffic. How I wish Lagos also emulates the free public transport part.

  38. What a nice development, this will really help the masses, nigeria can never be like this because corruption have dug in deep into them

  39. Wouldn’t it be great if Nigeria were like this? But nooh! Our politicians and senators dont care about the welfare of the people

  40. Life we go and check this country they might nor be upto Nigeria…. Our government we have more than enough oooo.

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