Germany’s 9-euro public transport ticket on sale

The 9-euro, flat-fee public transportion card for use in Germany in June, July and August went on sale on Monday. From June 1 onwards, the ticket will allow travellers to make unlimited use of all forms for public transport, including trains, for a whole month. 

That means travellers can make a bus, tram of subway to the train station, and continue their journey on board a regional train. Germany’s famous ICE long-distance trains are excluded from the programme.

In preparation for June 1, Deutsche Bahn’s regional division is rolling out 50 additional train, and is expected to carry out an additional 250 train services. There will be an estimated 60,000 extra seats available on regional trains and S-Bahn trains.

More than 700 service and security staff, four times the normal number, will be available to assist travellers and manage the flow of people. Staff will be at hand from this week onwards, as the upcoming weekend will be a holiday weekend.

DB Regio will also carry out additional maintenance and cleaning activities. On top of that, it will deploying mobile maintenance teams.

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A version of this article first appeared on SpoorPro, the Dutch sister publication of RailTech.com

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailTech.com and RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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