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Third-party payer schemes

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Opt for a more liveable municipality: make bus and tram transport cheaper or free

Do you want to make your municipality greener and more sustainable? Then let residents and visitors use the bus or tram more cheaply. This gives them an attractive alternative to driving. Or why not make the buses and trams free? This will give your measures maximum impact.

Making the bus or tram cheaper for travellers can be done through a third-party payer scheme, in which the local government foots all or part of the bill as a third party. This can often be done at very favourable rates, allowing everyone to make the most of this cost-effective scheme.

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As a local authority, why should you become a third-party payer?

Investing in public transport gives a municipality’s image a real boost.
  • Residents and visitors are happy at having to pay less for their travel.
  • You invest in sustainable mobility, help reduce congestion and avoid parking problems.
  • You protect the environment.
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Five types of third-party payer scheme

There are five types of third-party payer scheme. Which one is best for your municipality depends on the target group you want to reach and the available budget. Do you primarily want to support commuters? Do you want to inform school-age young people about sustainable alternatives? Would you like to inform new residents about the possibilities of De Lijn? Or do you want to offer everyone an alternative to the car, in order to protect the environment? You can select the most suitable scheme on the basis of these choices.

  1. Percentage contribution for travel passes
  2. Contributions for Lijn Cards
  3. Contributions for tickets
  4. Free network travel pass for certain age groups
  5. Gift for new residents
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Which municipalities are already participating?

More than 140 Flemish municipalities have already agreed a third-party payer scheme with De Lijn. See the overview of cities and municipalities with a third-party payer scheme.

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Where can you find more information?

Would you like more information about our third-party payer schemes, or do you want to enter into an agreement of this kind? Contact the De Lijn customer administrator in your province.

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