Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - Transport Minister Tarek Al-Wazir has called on people in Hesse to switch to buses and trains with the 9-euro ticket in the next three months. "Use the offer, because it will set the course for future traffic planning," said the minister on Monday in Wiesbaden.
The ticket, which costs 9 euros a month, is intended to help cushion the sharp rise in energy prices from June to August. You can use it nationwide on all buses, trams, subways, suburban trains and local and regional trains. The ticket is valid for the first time from this Wednesday.
"The 9-euro ticket gives us the opportunity to learn what further passenger potential the bus and train still have, where a particularly large number of people will be on the move, where things are already going well and where bottlenecks are occurring and the service still needs to be expanded in the future," said Al-Wazir. "In the next three months there will be no more excuses that the fare structure is complicated and the tickets are too expensive."
The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) expects the buses and trains to be fuller thanks to the cheap ticket. Since capacities can only be expanded to a limited extent and the possibility of taking bicycles is limited, the transport association recommends switching to off-peak times.