ARCHIV - 08.04.2014, Berlin: Eine Frau entwertet an einem Fahrkartenentwerter der Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) in einem U-Bahnhof ihre Fahrkarte. Nach der 9-Euro-Aktion in Bussen und Bahnen müssen Fahrgäste ab September nicht nur wieder nach normalen Tarifen bezahlen - zum Teil stehen auch wieder Preiserhöhungen an. (zu dpa «Fahrpreise für Busse und Bahnen steigen wieder») Foto: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

On the day after the end of the nine-euro ticket, the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) began to reimburse its subscribers for the amounts overpaid in advance for the special ticket. The payment of the reimbursements started on Thursday and would take around two weeks, a BVG spokesman told the daily mirror.

The spokesman explained that it is about those subscription customers who have already paid for their annual subscription annually in advance. According to the BVG, there are around 125,000 people in total.

With the introduction of the nine-euro ticket, existing subscribers only had to pay nine euros a month for their ticket between June and August. In the past few weeks, however, many customers have complained that they have not yet received the refund, even though the period of the special ticket has been running for weeks.

The BVG had explained this with technical reasons. A one-off repayment after the end of the nine-euro ticket simplifies billing.

From October, subscribers could then benefit from a special ticket again. The red-green-red coalition is currently considering offering a discounted ticket again between October and December. At what price and for which user group it will be valid is currently still open.

Talks are currently underway with the state of Brandenburg. According to the wishes of the Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) and Transport Senator Bettina Jarasch (Greens), the offer should also be valid there. The negotiations on this began on Thursday with a technical discussion between the federal states, the Berlin-Brandenburg transport association and, among others, the Berlin transport company (BVG).

However, whether the ticket will come depends on the decision of the federal government to offer a nationwide local transport ticket at a reduced price from January.