After the 9-euro ticket: local transport will probably be more expensive
The 9-euro ticket will start soon. But after its end, there is a risk of a price increase for local transport.
After the 9-euro ticket: local transport will probably be more expensive.
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The 9-euro ticket, which will be valid from June 1st, is intended to make driving cheaper. But after the end of the 9-euro ticket, there could be a rude awakening. Because as the Tagesschau reports, the Association of Transport Companies expects tickets in local transport to become more expensive after the end of the 9-euro ticket on August 31, 2022.
The reason given by the association is the lack of federal compensation payments, for example for higher fuel prices. The local transport companies would have to allocate these missing funds to fares in the medium term. It is true that these price increases are not to be expected immediately in September 2022. But in the next “price rounds” these costs would be priced in.
However, the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) does not expect that many people will switch to buses and trains in the long term. According to the association president, the price is secondary, the offer must be right in the first place.
According to the Tagesschau, Deutsche Bahn alone has so far sold 2.7 million 9-euro tickets. Then there are the 9-euro tickets from the many local transport operators. The Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) has even presented its own sales app (iOS and Android) for the 9-euro ticket. This app is intended for interested parties who have not yet had a local transport subscription.
9 euro ticket app for iOS
9 euro ticket app for Android
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