With huge demand, the ticket sale for € 9 in Hessen also started on Monday. We have collected the most important questions and answers about the discounted monthly ticket for you.
Last Friday, the Federal Council paved the way for a € 9 ticket and sales started on Monday – and there was a lot of interest from the start.
About 50,000 tickets were sold nationwide in the early morning hours alone, a spokeswoman said on request. Online booking was temporarily overloaded on Monday.
High demand at the beginning of sales
Hesse is also in great demand: local haulier HEAG mobilo started selling on Saturday. A spokesman said there was “keen interest.” About 2,500 tickets were sold over the weekend at the sales points in Darmstadt alone. Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt (VGF) reported 13,800 tickets sold in the first two days.
Where to buy a ticket, how long is it valid and what monthly ticket holders must pay attention to – hessenschau.de answers the most important questions:
The reduced monthly pass is the federal government’s response to soaring energy prices and is intended to ease the burden on citizens. Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) made this comparison: ‘A month of public transport for less than four sausages’.
Among other things, the federal government provides the federal states with EUR 2.5 billion to compensate for the loss of income by transport service providers.
From June 1 to August 31, the discounted monthly ticket can be used throughout the country on all buses, trams, metro, commuter trains and local and regional trains. ICE, Intercity and Eurocity long distance transport, Flix green trains and long distance buses cannot be used. The ticket is only valid for the 2nd class.
The 9 euro ticket can be purchased from all ticket machines, points of sale and distribution, as well as from all Deutsche Bahn internet offers and the “DB Navigator” app. Deutsche Bahn also announced a nationwide Android and Apple app at the end of May.
From Monday RMV is offering a € 9 ticket at its ticket machines and at all major RMV sales outlets. Sales via the RMV app will start with the official ticket launch on June 1.
Rheingau-Taunus-Verkehrsgesellschaft (RTV) has announced it intends to sell the ticket in addition to RMV sales outlets on all local routes from Tuesday by bus drivers – but only for a month, otherwise the stop would be too long.
The North Heavenly Transport Association (NVV) is also offering a discounted monthly ticket on all buses, city trains and trams, as well as at customer service centers and information desks, from Monday. It can also be purchased via the Deutsche Bahn app.
The purchased ticket is always valid until the end of the month, e.g. from June 1 to June 30. Purchase is possible for those interested at any time. Then, any number of journeys in the selected month in local transport applies. You can also purchase a ticket in advance for all three months.
Children under the age of six travel for free and do not need a ticket, children between the ages of 6 and 14 need their own ticket.
If you have a monthly, semester, retirement or employee ticket or use other subscription models, you do not need to buy an additional ticket for a nationwide campaign, and for the money you paid, you will automatically receive a refund or will be charged less.
If there are benefits associated with a specific subscription model, such as first class entitlements, they remain essentially the same as for a € 9 ticket. However, they will then not apply nationwide, but only in the usual area of application.
The € 9 ticket expires at the end of the month and is not automatically renewed. For existing subscriptions, normal terms will re-apply from September 1st.
Normal rules of carriage and the regulations of the respective fare zone apply to existing tickets.
Bicycle transport is generally not included, the chargeable transport regulations of the participating transport associations apply.
Deutsche Bahn points out that the trains can get very crowded from June to August. Therefore, it cannot be guaranteed that the bicycle will be taken with you.
Since the ticket falls over the holiday season, many people could use it for trips – and thus overcrowding the buses and trains. Accordingly, RMV has announced that, in addition to the leisure lines and additional excursions offered during the summer, the capacity of many S-Bahn lines and regional trains will be expanded again.
According to Bahn, more than 50 additional trains are to be built across the country. There are around 250 additional journeys across the country and an additional 60,000 seat offer on regional and S-Bahn trains, DB Regio CEO Jörg Sandvoß said Monday.
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