Saarland makes Germany tickets cheaper for young people
Created: 01/10/2023, 2:30 p.m
Passengers wait on a platform in the station while an S-Bahn arrives.
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Saarland is making the planned Germany ticket a little cheaper for younger people at a price of 49 euros.
Pupils, trainees and volunteers should in future be able to use all local buses and trains around the clock for 365 euros a year - thanks to the Deutschland-Ticket even nationwide, as Saar Mobility Minister Petra Berg (SPD) announced on Tuesday.
Saarbrücken – The “Junge-Leute-Ticket” will be introduced when the Germany ticket also officially starts, conceivable on May 1st.
The “D-Ticket” for young people is said to cost 30.40 euros per month, with the state government contributing 18.60 euros each.
According to Berg, the ticket is not only an important contribution to climate protection, but also brings "a noticeable financial relief for families and young people in difficult times".
The state compensates for the resulting loss of revenue for the transport company with almost 10 million euros per year.
According to Berg, schoolchildren then save almost 40 percent or EUR 223.20 per year compared to the current school subscription, trainees and volunteers even up to EUR 343.20.