In September, “the commute begins and students take the train again. When the weather is nice and people have free tickets, the influx to the coast can get too big,” Decaluwé explained.
By waiting until October to implement free tickets, “we can better spread tourism at the seaside. That is also a good thing for the catering industry at the seaside. In the autumn the coast is also a beautiful holiday destination, then the free tickets will certainly come in handy”, says Decaluwé.
The governor and coastal mayors hope that their demand will be met.