02.07.2022, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Stralsund: Fahrgäste warten im Bahnhof auf eine Regionalbahn. Das Sommerwetter nutzen viele Urlauber und Tagesgäste für einen Strandbesuch an der Ostseeküste und nutzen dafür auch das Neun-Euro-Ticket der Bahn. Foto: Stefan Sauer/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The local transport industry is campaigning for the 9-euro ticket to be extended by two more months. “We need a successor solution quickly,” says Oliver Wolff, Managing Director of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.

“It would be best to extend the campaign by another two months as a temporary solution. The ticket could continue to be valid in September and October, thus relieving citizens of the high energy prices,” emphasized Wolff.

The 9-euro tickets launched in June are still valid in July and August and enable one-month trips in buses and trains throughout Germany. The debate about a successor plan is already in full swing.

Wolff said the proposal for a two-month interim solution would give politicians and the industry time to develop a permanent offer for a nationwide local transport ticket. Wolff called on the federal and state governments to get together quickly. “People shouldn’t fall into a hole at the end of August.” After all, energy prices are still high.