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Review of state-owned Park & Ride prices
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Review of state-owned Park & Ride prices

31.01.2014 From our online archive
Luxembourg Infrastructure Minister François Bausch wants to see an increase of Park & Ride facilities in the Grand Duchy's border region, while also saying that there are plans for a price review.

(CS/mt) Luxembourg Infrastructure Minister François Bausch wants to see an increase of Park & Ride facilities in the Grand Duchy's border region, while also saying that there are plans for a price review.

Only 8 percent of cross-border commuters currently use public transport to make their way to work, leaving vast room for improvement.

Luxembourg's Infrastructure Minister therefore wants to create more P&R facilities around the border region, aimed at keeping the cars out of Luxembourg City by encouraging commuters to switch to bus or train services from the border to the centre.

Bausch commented that these car parks would be free, but added that P&R car parks in the City could see a price review. On Twitter, the minister clarified that on principle P&R facilities will remain free, but that some will only remain so in conjunction with a public transport subscription.

Until further notice, however, there will be no changes, the minister commented.

These measures would only apply to state-owned P&R car parks, and would not affect those owned by Luxembourg City, such as “Bouillon” or “Stade”.

Here, prices are fixed by the City, Bausch said.

Last year, for example. a fee a 10-euro fee was introduced for cars parked at “Bouillon” for more than 24 hours in a bid to curb long-term parking, for example by holidaygoers, and open up spaces for commuters.

A timeline for the expansion of the P&R services or the introduction of a new pricing system is not yet known.