NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARE OPTIONSOn 01 August 2017
With effect on 1 August 2017, there will be several new public transport fare options, including in particular “Studentenabo”, “Jugendabo”, 2- and 3-day “long duration” tickets which are also available for groups, and lastly the “1st class CFL Seniorekaart”.
“Studentenabo”: introduction of free public transport for university students under 30
“Studentenabo” is intended for students who are studying at university. To use it, students must have an electronic travel pass which may either be shown on a student card or on a pass issued at ticket counters. Travel passes are issued for one academic year, which starts on 1 August at the earliest and finishes on 30 September the following year. “Studentenabo” passes are issued by the Mobilitéitszentral. Detailed information and application forms are available under the heading “Se déplacer” (Travelling).
“Jugendabo”: introduction of free public transport for young people under 20
“Jugendabo” is another new fare option that has been introduced to allow young workers to use public transport for free. Those eligible can get a customized mKaart from the Mobilitéitszentral after filling out the application form available under the heading “Se déplacer” (Travelling). “Jugendabo” replaces the old Jumbokaart. Annual Jumbo season tickets which are still valid will remain valid until they expire.
Introduction of 2- and 3-day “long duration” tickets – also available for groups
1 day = €4 (no change)
2 days = €8
3 days = €12
Group ticket, valid for up to 5 people travelling together:
1 day = €12
2 days = €24
3 days = €36
These tickets will only be available as paper tickets and not on mKaart. Tickets to be validated straightaway are sold at AVL, CFL and TICE ticket offices.
CFL: introduction of the “1st class Seniorekaart”
Anyone aged 60 and over may buy an annual season ticket to travel 1st class for €200. 1st class “short or long duration” tickets are now also available as paper tickets.
From mid-August 2017, there will be a special fare for students from higher education establishments in Saarbrücken on the “Luxembourg-Saarbrücken Express” bus line if students have a Luxembourg “Studentenabo” (or uni.lu season ticket) AND a German “Semesterticket”. These two cards may be used to make an unlimited number of trips while both German and Luxembourg cards remain valid at the same time. This applies to the following higher education establishments:
- Universität des Saarlandes – Saarbrücken and Homburg campuses (Saar)
- Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken
- Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar in Saarbrücken
- Kath. Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit in Saarbrücken
- Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken
Fares are valid: from Luxembourg City Railway Station to Saarbrücken Hbf Railway Station or vice versa, and also on the whole national fare community in Luxembourg (AVL, CFL, RGTR, TICE lines).
Further information available on www.cfl.lu
All fares have been determined by the Ministerial Regulation of 14 July 2017 determining public transport fares.
Verkéiersverbond, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Department of Transport Press Release.