Lubāns told Latvian Radio Friday that all electric train lines plus the Rīga – Lugaži line will be divided into three to five zones. Under the new system fare within a single zone is €0.8, an extra €0.6 in the next, and in the next zones €0.5 for each one.
As such, ticket prices will be calculated according to how many zones a particular journey passes through rather than on a station-to-station basis.
This makes calculating fares easier and will allow for gradually introducing ticket machines and ticket sales online, he said.
Income from tickets is expected to shrink 1.5% as a result of the move.