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6.5 million of 9-euro tickets: DB doubles sales in one week

6.5 million of 9-euro tickets: DB doubles sales in one week
photo: DB/6.5 million of 9-euro tickets: DB doubles sales in one week
08 / 06 / 2022

During the Whitsun period, the public transport buses and trains had more passengers than usual, with the 9-euro ticket having a positive impact on passenger numbers. Deutsche Bahn (DB) handled the Whitsun traffic well, despite having some regional peaks in capacity utilization.

DB Regio, in particular, saw a significant increase in the sale of 9-euro tickets since the end of May, with over 6.5 million tickets sold online, at ticket machines or in DB travel centres. Jörg Sandvoß, CEO of DB Regio, expressed the belief that the 9-Euro-Ticket represents a unique experiment and a great opportunity for the entire industry.

To handle the expected increase in passenger numbers from June 1, DB Regio is operating more than 50 additional trains, resulting in 250 more journeys and around 60,000 additional seats on regional and S-Bahn trains. As more leisure and excursion trips are anticipated during the summer months, DB is increasing its staffing levels on trains and at stations, especially along tourist routes. This includes over 700 additional services and security staff who will assist passengers with luggage or bicycles, coordinate boarding and disembarking, and provide information. This represents four times the number of staff during a typical summer. Moreover, DB Regio is enhancing the maintenance and cleaning of its trains at its plants and through mobile maintenance teams. All these measures are being carried out in close cooperation with the public transport authorities of the federal states.