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#Berlin leads Germany’s dream for car-reducing public transport

“Berlin leads Germany’s dream for car-reducing public transport”

 The end of summer also sounded the end of Germany’s €9 public transport ticket — a tenth of its usual price. Unsurprisingly popular with commuters, it left people wondering what was next. 

This week the Berlin Senate has announced its plan to secure funds for reduced-price BVG tickets.

According to Mayor Franziska Giffey, a monthly ticket price of €29 for zones A-C has been agreed upon, with further discussion for outer regions and the rest of Germany.  

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But what was the impact of a €9 ticket on the environment, and did it result in fewer car trips? 

Did the €9 ticket get people out of their cars? 

9-euro monthly train