High demand for 9-euro tickets

The special tickets are the German government’s way of easing the burden on citizens in the face of inflation and of making it more attractive to switch to public transport.

Hohe Nachfrage nach 9-Euro-Tickets
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Berlin (dpa) – German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and numerous transport associations in Germany began selling the 9-euro monthly tickets on Monday. By midday, around 200,000 tickets had already been sold via Deutsche Bahn’s digital channels, a company spokesperson announced.

Sales also got off to a good start at other companies. Tickets have been available from Berlin’s public transport operator since Friday. A spokesperson said that 130,000 tickets had been sold, about 60 percent of them online, up to and including Sunday. Transport associations in Saxony, Thuringia and North Rhine-Westphalia also reported considerable demand.

The new special tickets allow passengers to travel throughout Germany on regional public transport in June, July and August – for 9 euros per month. This offer is the German government’s way of easing the burden on citizens in the face of inflation and of making it more attractive to switch to public transport.