Paris makes transport free for under-18s: Here’s what you need to do

Paris makes transport free for under-18s: Here's what you need to do
Thousands of people take public transport in the French capital every day. Photo: AFP
Young residents of Paris can get their public transport costs for the school year 2020-2021 reimbursed. The form was made available online on Thursday.

Those who qualify for the reimbursement are under 18s who purchase an Imagine R student Navigo pass, which covers Paris and the surrounding Île-de-France region, or the Velib' bicycle subscription “V-Plus Jeune”.

Visitors to the French capital will not be able to benefit form the measure.

The form you need to benefit from the scheme can be accessed here.

Providing free public transport to all young Parisians was one of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's promises during her re-election bid for the municipal elections in May 2020.

Around 135,000 young Parisians will potentially be able to benefit from the measure.

The City of Paris also set up a new  'junior' transport pass, which lets children aged between 4 and 11 travel on all transport in Ile-de-France for €24 per month of September 1st.

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