According to its own statements, Deutsche Bahn (DB) has already sold more than 200,000 new 9-euro tickets in the first few hours after sales started on Monday. “We are currently experiencing historically significant access to our sales systems,” said subsidiary DB Regio President Jörg Sandvoss. He has no ‘idea’ how many passengers will use the show in general. DB is expecting a big rush.
“The €9 ticket is a unique opportunity for local public transport and climate protection in Germany,” Sandfus explained. Preparations at Deutsche Bahn were in full swing. “We prepare and transport everything we have – trains, buses, service personnel.”
According to DB Regio, more than 50 additional trains are available. According to Sandvoß, an additional 60,000 seats are available per day. The supply on tourist routes will also be increased on public holidays.
Ultimately, additional capacities are limited by the maximum number of trains available, Sandvos said. In particular, the transport of bicycles, which is not included in the €9 ticket, cannot always be guaranteed. Delays should also be expected when trains are very busy.
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