DW: From June, cheaper city and rail transport in Germany

From the beginning of June, everyone in Germany will be able to use all city buses, trams, subways, suburban buses or regional trains for only nine euros a month.

So, for those three months, passengers will pay a total of 27 euros, which is half of the cheapest monthly ticket for city traffic in Berlin, and the ticket will be called “Nine for 90”.

This is how the German government reacts to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which additionally increased the already high energy prices, writes Deutsche Welle (DW).

“Everyone who uses public transport makes a great contribution to the effort to make our country independent of Russian energy and to make progress on the path to climate neutrality,” German Transport Minister Volker Wissing from the Liberals said recently.

The goal, DW writes, is to make it easier for people to get to work and back, but the concept is much broader. If you have time and it is not difficult for you to change, you can travel all over Germany with this map, and even visit some cross-border places.
As many as 13 million people go to work on regional trains in Germany every day. They are constantly complaining about crowded trains that are late or not even coming. German railways claim that the cause is in the works on the rails, which will improve travel conditions in the long run.

It is not known how this supply will affect demand. In one poll, 44 percent of respondents said they would probably or in any case take advantage of that opportunity. There are 60 percent of such answers in cities, and 40 percent in rural areas.

Many think that this offer will remain almost without consequences in rural areas, where people are sent by car, and the offer of public transport is scarcer than in cities.

By Editor

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