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In Luxembourg, the blind passenger and the guide or guide dog all travel free of charge on the national rail network. Visually impaired people are not entitled to this concession.
The Luxembourg Railways (CFL) signed the IUR Agreement on Rail Transport for Blind People and their Guide issued in 1997 and amended in 2005. In theory, visually impaired people residing in and travelling to any of the countries who signed this Agreement are entitled to a free ticket for their guide or guide dog provided that the return ticket is purchased in the country where the disability card was issued. In practice the Agreement does not apply to additional fees such as ‘reservation' or ‘couchette' which must be paid in full for both passengers. Furthermore, a survey conducted by EBU in 2000 revealed that in many countries the Agreement was not well known or was simply ignored by transport operators and authorities.
Luxembourg has signed an agreement with the other Benelux countries (Belgium and the Netherlands) allowing visitors these countries to benefit from concessions schemes in Luxembourg upon presentation of their national disability or blindness card. In theory, foreign visitors from other countries are not entitled to these concessions which are locally-financed and limited to local residents. In practice, concessions are sometimes granted depending on the willingness of ticket vendors.