It gets expensive after a 9-euro ticket: what the transport associations are planning
When the 9-euro ticket ends in a few days, an era will come to an end. For 9 euros across Germany in local and regional transport by bus and train – that has never existed before. The chances that the cheap ticket will celebrate a return at exactly the same price are slim. Anyone who uses public transport should therefore already now adapt to new prices that are significantly higher will.
This is not only due to the end of the 9-euro ticket, in many places there will also not be a return to the prices from May. Instead of this several transport associations are planning to raise pricesas a survey by the dpa revealed (via Tagesschau).
For example, the prices in public transport in and around Stuttgart should increased by a whopping 4.9 percent will. The responsible transport companies have already decided that. In Nuremberg they are planning with an increase of only 3 percent. The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, on the other hand, raised the regular prices by 3.9 percent while the 9-euro ticket was still valid. This will come into effect from September.
The reason is the same everywhere: Expensive energy prices, – whether for electricity or fuel – also affect the transport companies. In Stuttgart, according to their own statements, they are still well below the rate of inflation at 4.9 percent.
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The Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) has been expecting prices to climb for weeks – not immediately from September 1, but the public transport providers no longer have much breathing space. The transport companies would be “in view of the galloping energy prices before major financial problems,” according to Stuttgart.
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“Unfortunately, we then get into the situation where people who are already burdened have to pay more for their journeys,” announces VDV President Ingo Wortmann. Elsewhere, too, prices will likely be raised. According to dpa, many transport associations are holding meetings in September and October to plan how to proceed. Chancellor Olaf Scholz has also indicated that a timely successor is no longer an impossibility.