Several hundred thousand Berliners have already bought a nine-euro ticket for local transport. Up to and including Thursday, the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) alone sold almost 370,000 of the campaign tickets, a spokesman said on Friday.

The ticket is also available from Deutsche Bahn, which intends to announce new numbers on Monday. The sale started at BVG last week on Friday.

With the promotional ticket, passengers can use local public transport throughout Germany for a month. The approximately 500,000 subscribers to the BVG receive a corresponding reimbursement.

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