Deutschlandticket: Lindner ties rail investments to costlier Deutschlandticket | EUROtoday

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Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner (FDP) has introduced a attainable value improve for the Deutschlandticket into dialogue with a view to investments within the Deutsche Bahn rail community. “At some point, politicians will have to decide whether we want to invest in rail or whether the price should remain at 49 euros,” Lindner advised the World on Sunday.

Linder stated the nationwide uniform ticket would stay, it was a “game changer”. The value of the Germany tickets However, there have been discussions and disputes for a while. The federal and state governments subsidize the service with 1.5 billion euros every per 12 months. The federal and state governments solely have a value assure for this 12 months. The ticket may subsequently turn out to be costlier for customers as early as 2025. In the present price range dispute, the visitors gentle authorities is at present negotiating the place financial savings needs to be made sooner or later.

General renovation of the railway will value billions

In April, the transport ministers of the federal states known as for safe financing of the Deutschlandticket till 2036. According to their demand, half financing between the federal authorities and the states ought to initially apply for a interval of ten years from 2026. The subsidy from the federal authorities and the states would subsequently be capped at 1.5 billion euros every per 12 months – in return, there needs to be common value will increase for the ticket.

An upcoming common renovation of the railway would require billions in federal funding over the subsequent few years. By 2030, Deutsche Bahn AG desires to fully renovate 40 closely used routes in an effort to turn out to be extra punctual and dependable once more. The work will start in mid-July on the Riedbahn between Frankfurt/Main and Mannheim, which will likely be closed for nearly six months for this goal.