Deutsche Bahn announced the start of sales of the €9 ticket on May 23

BWith the Deutsche Bahn, consumers can buy the so-called €9 monthly ticket from May 23 – provided the project is approved by the Bundestag and the Bundesrat. On Sunday, the group announced that the ticket is available via the DB Navigator app and all other digital rail channels. “It will also be available at approximately 5,500 Deutsche Bahn ticket machines and more than 400 decibel travel centers at train stations,” she added.

With the monthly ticket, travelers can travel around Germany by public transport for nine euros – in all cities and across all network borders. Tickets can also be purchased online or at the counter from other carriers. Several associations have already announced their desire to start selling on May 23.

In June, July and August, special tickets are intended to enable travel on local and regional transport throughout Germany – for €9 per month and therefore significantly less than regular monthly tickets. This is part of a relief package that the traffic light coalition between SPD, Greens and the FDP is reacting to as energy prices rise. At the same time, it should be a gourmet show to win more customers for buses and trains. It is funded by the federal government by granting the federal states €2.5 billion to compensate for lost income. Parliament and the Federal Council will have to vote on the bill next week.

But Bavaria threatens to impose a blockade on the Bundesrat. “If the federal government thinks it can be commended by the federal states for having a three-month consolation and that others have to foot the bill, that is a big mistake,” said Bavarian Transport Minister Christian Bernreiter (CSU). German news agency in Munich. If the federal government does not fully reimburse ticket costs and does not significantly increase localization funds as promised in the coalition agreement, it will run into a wall in the Bundesrat. The private bus industry recently warned of the negative effects of a €9 monthly ticket, especially on long bus journeys.

“Under the present circumstances, I do not see that Bavaria is able to agree to the law in the Bundesrat. The real satisfaction of citizens is the permanent strengthening of local public transport with more federal funds for a better offer.” Instead, the federal government offers a “snapshot”, at the end of which there is the risk of significant performance constraints given perennial problems such as rising fuel prices. “Anyone who leaves countries, without which implementation will not succeed, must advance the negotiations, should not be surprised if nothing comes out in the end.”

A ticket of €9 is valid from the first day to the last day of the month

With the €9 ticket, there is a “unique opportunity to spark more people’s interest in local public transport and long-term climate-friendly rail,” said Jörg Sandfo, president of the DB Regio rail company in charge of the railways.

According to Deutsche Bahn, a ticket priced at €9 will always be valid from the first to the last day of every month. So if you only access it in the middle of the month, you can only drive with it for the remaining half of the month. From the start of the sale on May 23, it will be possible to purchase tickets for all three months at the same time. The federal government is financing the project by transferring 2.5 billion euros to the states to offset the loss of income.

Delays due to cable fire in Hamburg

Meanwhile, Deutsche Bahn expects severe damage to long-distance traffic into the late afternoon. This was announced Sunday morning. The North is particularly affected. The reason was a cable fire in Hamburg on Friday, which made long-term repairs necessary. The carrier advises travelers to familiarize themselves with their connections before departure on the rail website or by calling the Travel Information Service.

ICE Kiel / Lübeck – Hamburg – Hanover – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe – Southern Germany trains still canceled Between northern Germany and Hanover Central Station, ICE Kiel / Hamburg – Hanover – Frankfurt / Main – Stuttgart / Switzerland trains start or end in Hamburg. EC trains Hamburg – Berlin – Dresden – Prague trains end or start in Berlin. ICE trains Hamburg – Berlin – Erfurt – Munich run only once per hour between Hamburg and Berlin. Local transportation in Hamburg has also been affected.

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