Free buses are just the ticket to open up city

Dunkirk sees major benefits in free buses

Buses are now completely free to use in Dunkirk and surrounding communes, making it France’s 30th local authority and the first city in Europe with free public trans­port for 200,000 residents.

Along with getting rid of tickets, the city and transport firm Transdev expanded the service from two lines to five and bought Wifi-equipped buses running on natural gas instead of diesel... fitting for a city with one of Europe’s largest natural gas handling harbours.

It follows two years of roadworks for bus lanes ...

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