Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Saxony-Anhalt's Infrastructure Minister Lydia Hüskens draws a positive conclusion at the start of the 9-euro ticket. The FDP politician said on Wednesday morning at Magdeburg Central Station that she was pleased that many people were on the road who wanted to use the ticket as an attempt to get to work and back home. "In addition, one or the other has just communicated that it is very difficult for commuters to always get to work punctually and reliably."
Hüskens wanted to get an idea of the first day of the special ticket on the train and at the station and get into conversation with the people. "The trains were well filled, but we found a place everywhere. But that's the way it should be," said the minister. She does not believe that there will be overcrowding in the medium term.
In addition, public transport is not only not suitable in rural areas. "I want people in Saxony-Anhalt to be able to decide which form of transport they choose and not necessarily have to take one or the other," said the minister. Together with the transport companies, the state must therefore always determine where better local transport must be offered.