Germany: No extension for 9-euro rail ticket, finance minister says 23.07.2022

Deutsche Welle | Jul 23, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • Christian Lindner (FDP) has confirmed that the 9-euro travel pass, allowing citizens to use Germany’s public transport network for a heavily discounted price, will not be extended beyond August 31, the Finance Minister told the Funke Media Group on Saturday.
  • The ticket was introduced by the coalition government to offset rising fuel costs caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and many hoped it would be extended beyond its original expiry date.
  • To ease the financial burden of rising fuel and living costs, German lawmakers introduced a discounted nation-wide travel pass for June, July and August.