According to a survey, almost every second German (46 percent) wants to use the nine-euro ticket for local public transport – in households where a car is available, 42 percent of those surveyed said so. In the ARD “Deutschlandtrend” published on Thursday, 23 percent of drivers stated that they would drive the car less often in the coming months thanks to the nine-euro ticket.
According to the survey, the nine-euro ticket is particularly popular in cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants – 58 percent want to use it there. In smaller communities with fewer than 20,000 residents, only 39 percent say they want to buy the ticket.
When it comes to public transport, the prices are generally causing dissatisfaction, as the survey also revealed. 60 percent of those surveyed are less or not at all satisfied. A total of 51 percent are satisfied with the local transport connection to their own place of residence – in rural areas this proportion shrinks to 33 percent.
With the ticket, passengers can use public transport for nine euros a month from June to August on trams, underground trains, suburban trains and ferries, and regional trains on suburban trains, regional trains and regional express trains.