This country to have free public transport for all

Luxembourg,Public Transport,Travel

In January 2013, Tallinn, Estonia became the first capital city in the European Union to give its residents a free ride on public transport.

Currently, fares are capped at €2 ($AUD3.15) for up to two hours of travel, which in the small European nation covers nearly any journey.

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. This summer, the government brought in free transport for every child and young person under the age of 20.

A free shuttle service is provided for secondary school students between their homes and school and earlier this year free transport was introduced for under 20s. Luxembourg city has some of the world's worst traffic congestion, according to the Guardian.

The new administration is also considering introducing two new public holidays and legalising cannabis - the latter policy has caused much debate in the country.

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The country's capital Luxembourg City, suffers from chronic traffic congestion despite being home to just 110,000.

Around 110,000 people live there but another 400,000 commute in for work every day, while almost 200,000 cross the border from neighbouring France, Belgium and Germany.

Bettel's Democratic Party is ruling in coalition with the left-wing Socialist Workers' Party and the Greens.

Opinion polls before October's poll had indicated that the Christian Social People's party (CSV) - led for 19 years by the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker - would end Bettel's five years as prime minister.

There are a few issues to be sorted out before fares are abolished, such as what to do about first- and second-class train compartments. The result gave the coalition 31 seats in the 60-seat chamber.

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