According to Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing, the successor to the 9-euro ticket should be clarified by the end of the year.
In June, July and August, the 9-euro tickets enabled travel on buses and trains of local public transport throughout Germany for one month. The special campaign to relieve passengers of increased energy costs expired on Wednesday.
According to industry information, around 52 million tickets were sold. The federal government financed the campaign with 2.5 billion euros to compensate for loss of income from transport providers.