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Clément Beaune

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For providing free train rides for 60,000 youth


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60,000 free train tickets will be up for grabs this summer for young people in France and Germany. Aimed at those aged under 27, the scheme will allow travellers to go from one country to the other and travel around by rail once there, similar to an Interrail pass. The rail scheme was announced by the two countries’ transport ministers, Clément Beaune and Volker Wissing, at the weekend. The goal of the initiative is to encourage travel and build a cultural exchange between France and Germany. “To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, 60,000 tickets will be made available free of charge, according to terms that will be specified shortly,” Beaune and Wissing said in a joint statement.
Beaune added that the initiative is also aimed at encouraging more young people to take the train and is in line with France’s climate ambitions.
Travellers hoping to take advantage of the scheme will likely have to enter a lottery for the tickets, according to French media reports.
National rail services Deutsche Bahn and SNCF will financially support the scheme.

Photo by Mike Kotsch on Unsplash



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  • Kamau WA Githinji

    76 w

    impressive to see the youth being engaged in this project

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    • Patrick Kiash

      77 w

      Awesome scheme.

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      • winnie nguru

        77 w

        This is so exceptional and quite a smart way to encourage travel by rail.

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        • Sarah Chabane

          77 w

          Great decision!

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          • innocent mwenda

            77 w

            That great, it motivates young people to interact with other young people between the two countries...

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            • Anon.org

              77 w

              #HopOn

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              • Marine Stephan

                77 w

                I really hope this will be implemented! Also, I've read that they discussed opening a night train between Paris and Berlin. This is great!

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                • We Don't Have Time

                  77 w

                  Dear Markus Lutteman Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Clément Beaune and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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                  • Mwenda

                    77 w

                    A great influence.

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                    • Mc Kaka Official🇰🇪

                      77 w

                      Congratulations

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                      • Timothy Ndegwa

                        77 w

                        Congratulations Germany and France so showing the world that eco mobility is the way to go.

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                        • Gorffly mokua

                          77 w

                          Wonderful! this is soo encouraging!

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            77 w

                            This a great way of changing public transportation

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                            • rosebellendiritu

                              77 w

                              Brilliant incentive to the public

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                              • Charles Karuga

                                77 w

                                Great privilege for those who will have an opportunity to ride

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                                • Kevin Waweru

                                  77 w

                                  What a brilliant initiative!

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                                  • walter lungayi

                                    77 w

                                    Very impressive

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                                    • Suma Ayyagari

                                      77 w

                                      Great initiative to encourage public transport among the younger generation!

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