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VRR: Rapid nine-euro ticket successor »not realizable«

2022-08-10T17:08:52.806Z

So what follows after the successful nine-euro ticket? A ticket for 49 or 69 euros? In a hurry: nothing at first, says the Rhein-Ruhr transport association.



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An S-Bahn of the VRR: Tariff change not possible so quickly

Photo: Federico Gambarini/DPA

The largest transport association in Germany, the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR), believes that the existing alternative proposals for the nine-euro ticket cannot be implemented in the short term.

In September, only a continuation of the previous offer "technically possible in principle," said VRR board member Jose Luis Castrillo of the "Rheinische Post".

A "changed offer", on the other hand, is "not realizable" in the short term.

How quickly an alternative to the nine-euro ticket can be implemented in the VRR area also depends on "the respective design and the general conditions".

"We usually need between three and six months for a tariff change," continued Castrillo.

Greens are pushing for follow-up regulation

Recently, fewer people would have used the nine-euro ticket.

The number of tickets sold fell by around 15 percent in July.

"There was probably a certain saturation and the NRW school holidays could also play a role," he said.

Only a few new subscriptions, for example to drive to work, were taken out, "which could also be due to the fact that the campaign is limited to three months," said Castrillo.

A possible extension or redesign of the nine-euro ticket is currently being discussed.

Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner (FDP) rejects the financing of a successor model by the federal government.

On the other hand, the Greens in particular are pushing for a follow-up regulation for the ticket offer that expires at the end of August.

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Source: spiegel

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