With the expiry of the 9-euro ticket, traveling by train is again more expensive for commuters. A possible successor has been the subject of debate for weeks. Now the first key data are probably certain.
Germany – The successor will be discussed at the conference of transport ministers on Wednesday (October 12) in Bremerhaven. As the news channel Welt and RP Online reported on Wednesday morning, the countries have probably already agreed on the price for the successor: The new ticket will therefore cost 49 euros, as RUHR24 reports.
9-euro ticket: the successor is a done deal
It has long been clear that there will be a successor to the 9-euro ticket. The 9-euro ticket was “a big deal”, declared Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) at the beginning of September. So there will be a sequel.
Finance Minister Christian Linder had already declared on August 31 via Twitter that Transport Minister Volker Wissing (both FDP) had convinced him of a follow-up ticket. Accordingly, a nationwide digital ticket can be realized with “a fraction of the financial means” of the predecessor.
The successor to the 9-euro ticket will probably cost 49 euros
As RP Online reported on Wednesday morning, the editors had a key issues paper for the conference of transport ministers, the “Key issues paper from the conference of transport ministers on the principles of a nationwide public transport ticket”. It states that the follow-up ticket should be available at the start of the annual subscription at a price of 49 euros (service news on RUHR24).
The new ticket will probably be called “Klimaticket Deutschland” and can be booked both digitally and analogously. The ticket is personalized and non-transferable, and children up to the age of six are free, reports RP Online . However, further details on the 9-euro ticket successor have not yet leaked out – in particular the question of financing is still open. We’ll keep you posted