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Free public transport from 1 March 2020

The social icing on the cake of the innovative multimodal transport strategy in Luxembourg

From 1 March 2020, public transport in Luxembourg is free throughout the country and for all modes of transport – be it trams, trains or buses. The measure applies to all users, whether they are residents, cross-border commuters or tourists.

Deputy Prime Minister François Bausch sees systematic and continuous investment as a conditio sine qua non to promote the attractiveness of public transport. The range, punctuality and quality of the services on offer are crucial to motivating people to change their habits and switch from private cars to public transport.

 “The introduction of free public transport is an important social measure. You could describe it as the social icing on the cake of the global strategy for a multimodal revolution. Apart from this, we want to acknowledge all those people who have already made their choice in favour of public transport,”

says François Bausch.

An improvement in precisely these parameters can only be achieved through a multimodal transport concept: modu2.lu. Following the planning phase, most projects within this concept are in the process of being implemented or achieved: the systematic expansion of capacity in the national rail network, doubling the current number of P+R car parking spaces — especially at the borders so that the 200,000 commuters who come to Luxembourg every day can have convenient connections — , display of real-time passenger information, a complete overhaul of the national network of bus routes and switching the fleet to alternative drive technology by 2030, an increase in the number of charging points for electric cars across the country to 1,600 units by the end of 2021, a cohesive network of cycle routes, the further expansion of regional trams, use of a future third lane on our motorways for car pools and buses, … These are all projects that are well advanced and are therefore ingredients in the metaphorical multimodal cake.


This became a date anchored in history, just like the first step on the moon. Luxembourg is the first country in the world to make mobility free!


A hashtag to mark engagement, but also to remind the transport lines and the crossings of roads and travelers.


Free mobility was turned into music on 29/02/2020 at “Neien Tramsschapp” in Kirchberg  with concerts by local artists, food trucks and bars.
The press conference gallery (27/02/20)

© Patrick Flammang