Rīga public transport to introduce 90-minute tickets

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Riga public transport tickets will change from next year, including a significant decrease in the price of monthly tickets, Riga City Council Vice-President Vilnis Ķirsis (New Unity) told LETA on October 18.

If the monthly ticket currently costs €50, it will cost €30 in the future. As a result, Riga will align the situation with other capitals of the Baltic States, where public transport tickets cost €28 and €30, Ķirsis added. He said that there would be only one type of monthly ticket from next year and would no longer be separated between weekday tickets and all-month tickets. The current discounts will also be maintained.

A 90-minute ticket will also be introduced. It will cost €1.50 and provide the possibility of switching to another public transport an unlimited number of times within 90 minutes. Previously, it was reported that an hourly ticket was being considered.

Changes will not affect the categories of passengers with 100% discounts.

An agreement has now been reached in the Rīga City Council coalition on the changes to be made. In order to introduce them, it is necessary to support the decision at the meeting of the Council Committee and to adopt it at the meeting of the City Council, and changes to the binding rules to be approved by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development.

Ķirsis also added that work on sorting out routes will continue, reducing the number of parallel routes and intensifying public transport movements at that expense.


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