One month 9-Euro-Ticket: High demand and passenger numbers above pre-Corona level

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DB has sold more than 10 million 9-Euro tickets – every second one digital – demand on average 10 to 15 per cent above pre-Corona level nationwide – more than one million bicycles transported on regional services

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Berlin, 30 June 2022

The first month of the 9-euro ticket campaign is over and Deutsche Bahn (DB) is taking positive stock: DB has sold more than 10 million 9-euro tickets nationwide since the start of sales. Of these, 52 percent were purchased digitally via the DB Navigator app and bahn.de. The 9-Euro-Ticket is also still available at DB’s 5,500 ticket vending machines and in over 400 DB travel centres.

DB has recorded a significant increase in passengers in the first month of the 9-Euro-Ticket. The local trains of DB Regio were on average 10 to 15 percent busier in June than before the start of the Corona pandemic. Demand varies in regional transport depending on the region, day of the week and time of day.

In the first two weeks of the 9-Euro-Ticket, DB Regio has already transported more than one million cyclists with their bicycles. However, especially on connections in popular tourist regions and on holiday weekends, not all passengers were always able to travel with their bicycles. For day trips, DB recommends using alternatives such as Call-a-bike or other bike rental services and not taking a bike on the train, especially on weekends. If you want to take your bike on holiday but not on the train, you can use the DB luggage service for this. From 1 July to 30 September, DB is offering the climate-friendly combination of train and bicycle at a price of 29.90 euros each way. This means that bicycle transport is 20 euros cheaper during this period.

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