Within Berlin's city limits, public transport is available for 29 euros until the end of the year: the Berlin-Brandenburg transport association is clearing the way for a temporary connection solution for the 9-euro ticket. From the beginning of next year there will be a nationwide offer again.
In Berlin there will be a time-limited 29-euro ticket for local transport. The supervisory board of the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) spoke out in favor of this. A formal decision should follow because of the short notice of the meeting invitation, the VBB announced.
The ticket is only valid within the city from October to December and is only available as a subscription. It cannot be bought for individual months. Both holders of a subscription and those who take out a new one would then benefit from the cheap ticket. There should also be a special right of termination for new subscription customers until the end of December.
The ticket is expected to be issued from October 1st as a subscription for the Berlin AB fare zone, i.e. within the Berlin city limits, and will be valid until December 31st, 2022. It is intended to be an interim solution until a nationwide local transport ticket is expected to be available in early 2023.
The proposal from the Berlin side to agree on a joint, transnational ticket was already off the table. In the end, the only question was whether the Brandenburg side would also block the slimmed-down version of a ticket only for the Berlin AB area of validity.
The Berlin Senate last discussed the follow-up ticket on Tuesday. Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey then said that a decision on Thursday was necessary so that the transport companies would have enough time to prepare for the introduction by October 1st.
After the decision of the VBB, the SPD politician celebrated the project on Twitter. "Berlin delivers: With the
The Berlin faction leader of the Greens, Werner Graf, called the decision for a 29-euro ticket "great news". "Now it's time to fight for a good nationwide solution that continues to focus on people with a smaller budget," he said.