The city of Daugavpils in Latvia is to follow in the footsteps of the capital Riga and provide pensioners with free public transport.

The measure is set to be introduced from next year and will cost € 500 000 from the municipal budget.

A journey on buses or trams currently costs 43 cents.  Older people who have reached the age of 70 can already travel free, while other pensioners travel for half price.

From next year, all seniors will be able to travel for no cost.