Germans prefer the 9 euro per month subscription which allows you to travel on regional trains whenever you like. The rail network was almost saturated during the Pentecost holidays.
Deutsche Bahn has recorded more than 6.5 millions packages as sold, but the real number should be higher since every public transport authority offers them to their customers. It had reached 520,000 in Berlin on May 31st, the day before it was entered into force.
The company has added fifty trains to accommodate the increased tourist season. The long weekend of Pentecost was a chaotic one. There were crowded regional trains from Berlin Central Station to the Baltic Sea resorts and many disgruntled travelers. Many bicycle riders were unable access trains, and there were few seats.
Jorg Sandvoss (the boss of Deutsche Bahn Regio), stated that "With 86,000 journeys," all that could roll has rolled (...) over the long weekend. He was quoted in a press release on Tuesday. He stated that "we literally put everything in motion: trains and buses, service personnel," welcoming the "tour de force" achieved by the staff over this first weekend.
Olaf Scholz's coalition adopted a number of extraordinary measures to help consumers cope with rising energy prices and inflation. energy. The government of the country of queen car, where the Greens are one the two partners with the Social Democrats, also wants to encourage more people who travel by bus, metros, trams, suburban or regional trains, and buses.
The media and social media have been enthusiastic for this pass for weeks. However, their holders will need to show patience and self sacrifice in order to cross Germany. It takes ten hours to connect Munich and Berlin. This compares to four and a quarter hours for an ICE high speed train.