Due to the expected increase in passenger numbers after the introduction of the nine-euro ticket for buses and trains, the Senate and transport companies are relying on additional offers. For example, the intervals on lines heavily used during rush hour are to be halved, at least in the morning.
This affects tram lines 18 and M6 as well as bus lines 124 and M41. On the subway, the U6 and U9 will be increased by one additional train per hour on weekdays and in the morning, on the S-Bahn more trips on the S1, S3 and S5 are planned in the evening.
In addition, the ten-minute intervals on S1 and S7 are to be extended to 10 p.m. – from June 20th. All measures apply until the end of the summer holidays. BVG and S-Bahn will start selling tickets on Saturday – provided the Federal Council approves the project on Friday.
According to an information page of the transport company, the special ticket should then be available from the BVG from May 21 via the apps and the BVG customer centers. The Berlin S-Bahn, on the other hand, initially only wants to offer the monthly pass personally in the S-Bahn sales points from Saturday. The ticket should not be available from the ticket machines until Monday.
It is also planned to provide additional train connections to the Baltic Sea, especially during the holiday season. According to the traffic administration, “intensive coordination” is currently underway with Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Details on this are to be announced together “shortly”.
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With the planned monthly ticket, passengers can travel around Germany on local public transport for nine euros – in all cities and across all network borders.