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The most important information about the 9-euro monthly ticket - last political hurdle

2022-05-20T07:45:39.206Z

The most important information about the 9-euro monthly ticket - last political hurdle Created: 05/20/2022, 09:37 am The 9-euro monthly ticket could be an incentive for many to travel by train. © Moritz Frankenberg/dpa/archive image Switch to the train instead of getting into the car? The planned 9-euro ticket could be an incentive for this. But the Federal Council must also approve the project



The most important information about the 9-euro monthly ticket - last political hurdle

Created: 05/20/2022, 09:37 am

The 9-euro monthly ticket could be an incentive for many to travel by train.

© Moritz Frankenberg/dpa/archive image

Switch to the train instead of getting into the car?

The planned 9-euro ticket could be an incentive for this.

But the Federal Council must also approve the project.

Would you rather take the train instead of the car?

The planned 9-euro ticket could be an incentive for this.

Consumers can buy the

9  -euro monthly ticket from

Deutsche Bahn

from May 23

– provided that after the Bundestag, the Bundesrat also approves the project this Friday (May 20).

The ticket is then available via the

DB Navigator app

and on all other digital rail channels, as the group announced last Sunday, according to the German Press Agency (dpa).

"It will also be available at around 5,500 Deutsche Bahn ticket machines and in over 400 DB travel centers in train stations," it said.

With the 9-euro ticket, passengers should pay nine euros 

can use local public transport nationwide

, in all cities and across all network borders.

The tickets should also be able to be bought online or at the counter from other transport companies.

According to dpa, many associations have already announced that they also want to start selling on May 23rd.

As the editorial network Germany (RND) also reported, the 9-euro ticket is to be sold at the weekend in many regions.

Interested parties can find out here when the Munich Transport Company (MVG) wants to start advance sales.

However, the validity of the tickets does not begin until June 1st.

Find out more information about the planned 9-euro ticket here.

Can the 9-euro ticket still fail?

It is now a question of the last political hurdle for the 9-euro monthly tickets for buses and trains in summer: On May 20th, the Federal Council can clear the way for the special campaign to start on June 1st.

The chamber of states makes the final decision on funding.

According to the law passed by the Bundestag the evening before, the federal government is to provide, among other things, 2.5 billion euros to compensate for loss of income.

There had been several calls from the federal states for more money in general for local public transport (ÖPNV).

Criticism of the draft law by the traffic light parliamentary groups was voiced, for example, in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Fuel discount from June Motorists planned for June to August

Cost brakes for motorists as well : At the same time, the coalition is also planning

relief when filling

up for June to August

by

lowering the energy tax

to the minimum specified under EU law.

According to dpa, the tax rate for petrol should go down by almost 30 cents and for diesel by 14 cents.

At the same time, the tax burden goes down even further – because of course no VAT is due on the part of the energy tax that is no longer applicable.

As the Federal Ministry of Finance confirmed to dpa, the total tax relief is 35.2 cents per liter of petrol and 16.7 euros per liter of diesel.

You can also find out more about the planned tank discount here.

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Source: merkur

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