The demand for the nine-euro ticket remains huge. Since the start of sales around three weeks ago, around 16 million units have been sold nationwide, as the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) announced on Tuesday.
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“In addition, there are at least ten million tickets from subscribers, which are valid as nine-euro tickets for the three months of June, July and August,” it said. This means that the company is well on the way to reaching the forecast number of up to 30 million users per month.
In June, July and August, the nine-euro ticket allows you to travel on local public transport throughout Germany. On the one hand, the tickets are intended to relieve consumers financially in view of the high inflation and, on the other hand, to make public transport more attractive. There is not yet any precise information about the increased demand for buses and trains across all transport companies and associations.
Deutsche Bahn announced on Monday that, according to an internal evaluation, around ten percent more passengers were traveling in regional transport on the first two days of validity, June 1st and 2nd. The same applies to June 7th and 8th, the two days after the long Pentecost weekend. The “Spiegel” had previously reported.