As of 1 August 2017, every student enrolled at a university or post-secondary education institution can request an mKaart, a season ticket enabling the user to travel free of charge on all means of public transport, throughout the entire Luxembourg network. All the student needs to do is submit an application accompanied by a certificate of registration at a post-secondary education institution to collect a personal mKaart from one of the ticket offices.
Scheme aimed at students and young workers
The government announced this measure in January 2017: after a meeting with the Association des cercles d’étudiants luxembourgeois (ACEL - Luxembourg Students Association) and the youth section of the LCGB trade union confederation, the Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch and the Minister for Higher Education and Research Marc Hansen presented adaptations to the current public transport system for students. The free transport already on offer for school pupils would be extended to students up to the age of 30.
This scheme is aimed at students who are Luxembourgers, whether they are enrolled at an institution in Luxembourg or elsewhere, and foreign students studying in Luxembourg. For students who are non-Luxembourgers enrolled at a foreign university, one parent must work in Luxembourg for them to be entitled to the mKaart.
In addition, all young people up to the age of 20, regardless of their occupation, can benefit from the new mKaart, a measure also aimed at young workers. From now on, the 'Jumbokaart', the season ticket known and loved by generations of Luxembourg pupils is no longer relevant and will thus be discontinued.
The entire network can be used free of charge
The mKaart entitles the user to unlimited travel on all forms of public transport throughout the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.. The scheme thus covers buses, as well as trains in 2nd class The card will also be valid on the tram, which will run in Luxembourg City from December 2017 onwards.
The personal and non-transferable card is valid for one year, and can be renewed when required by presenting a certificate of registration and the old card at a ticket office.(Article written by the editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal)