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Using buses and railways has never been easier than with this ticket, says German Transport Minister Volker Wissing

Using buses and railways has never been easier than with this ticket, says German Transport Minister Volker Wissing
photo: Železničář – České dráhy /Using buses and railways has never been easier than with this ticket, says German Transport Minister Volker Wissing
03 / 01 / 2023

Germany's cheap ticket for a modest 9 euros has been extended. The so-called Deutschland ticket is expected to go live during the winter or spring. It will cost 49 euros a month and will be valid on regional trains, buses and public transport. The decision was made at a meeting between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and representatives of the regions in November.

The summer ticket is very popular in Germany. For Germans, it is available from June to the end of August for just nine euros. It has been incredibly popular, with around 52 million units sold. As a result of its popularity, thought immediately began to be given to how the product could be suitably replaced once it was over. The replacement product was the Deutschland ticket.

The new ticket is expected to cost 49 euros, but it is not yet certain when it will come into force. Oliver Wolf, CEO of the Association of German Transport Undertakings (VDV), believes that the ticket launch is realistic from 1 March or 1 April 2023.

No fare zones

German media claim that ticket holders will not have to pay attention to fare zones or buy multiple tickets. They will be able to get by with one ticket for train and bus journeys. "Using buses and railways has never been easier than with this Deutschland ticket," German Transport Minister Volker Wissing said, according to the Spiegel newspaper.

The ticket will only be available in a digital version and can be cancelled every month. Transport ministers have agreed on a two-year trial period.

Stefan Carsten, a mobility expert, says the nine-euro monthly ticket for regional transport across Germany is a breakthrough.

"Because its introduction will ensure access to public transport for all. In addition, passengers will no longer have to think at length, for example, about the tariffs of different carriers. The 49-euro ticket will help as a tool to make commuting easier and can mark a positive turn in mobility," said Carsten.

Source: Železničář – České dráhy 

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