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But the Deutshe Bahn forgot to bring more trains on the rails so it was a big chaos and lots of bad publicity.
Some people think it was never ment work, since the car manifacturer lobby wants public transportation to fail. I don't know I think it was just bad managment - they should have asked us
No "seems" at all. It was the Nine-Euro-Ticket (9€ per month) that was available from June to August 2022. With that ticket one was able to use all local and regional public transport services in the whole country.
The Deutsche Bahn (and also the other railway companies) didn't "forget" to bring more trains on the rails. There was no more trains available within the short time from the idea to the implementation (around two months). Additionally the ticket was available only for appointed traffic services (appointed by the regional and local authorities with an advance of a few years). It is not easy to bring more trains to such an appointed service.
In Germany only long-distance rail transport is completely in the hand of the railway companies and only there a company could decide to bring additional trains on the rails (if available) on their own.
That said, yes, there was "a big chaos and lots of bad publicity" in the beginning, because the ticket started at Whitsuntide, a weekend with traditionally a lot of traffic in the country. But after the three months the public reception is all over all mainly positive.
Even with such a big car manufactor lobby as Germany has, this is not true. This is not the USA in the nineteen thirties. The Nine-Euro-Ticket "experiment" – with all its problems – did not fail, even "some people" think so. Many other "some people" expresses their different, contrary opinion. It's a public, wide spread discussion about a successor for the Nine-Euro-Ticket, that should be available on a permanent basis (against the German minister of finance).
I'm 100% sure they've thought of this... right? riiiiight?
In the end, the plan is now to get a successor ticket by the beginning of next year. Nobody knows yet how it'll look - certainly more expensive - but it seems to be happening. Can't have been that bad then
In the light of the planned purpose, to unburden the people (a least) from a part of the raised mobility costs, it served its purpose completely. It is absolutely irrelevant, if one reduced her/his commuting costs or the transporting costs of a hoiliday trip. For example: I have a subscription ticket for my home town and so I had automatically the Nine-Euro-Ticket. I used it both for my local mobility in town as well as my holiday trip to the sea (it was not Sylt ) and I see absolutely no reason to have a guilty conscience about it.
A 9€-successor ticket is still a good and arguably overdue idea.
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