Karlsruhe: Everything about the 9 euro banknote in the KVV area: what customers (subscriptions) must now take into account

Local public transport (Öpnv) should be much fuller in June. The reason: the 9 euro note announced by the government is coming. But who actually leaves the car and how well does the Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV) accommodate its subscriber customers? We took a closer look.

Cheap public transport – yes, that would be something. This idea has now become a certainty: the so-called 9 euro note is to be available everywhere in Germany for three months. This is made possible by the so-called 2022 relief package, which aims to halt the rise in energy prices at least a little. Because: In Karlsruhe alone, drivers currently pay just under two euros per liter – whether diesel or premium.

Because of the 9 euro ticket, many want to leave the car behind and use public transport. | Image: Paul Needhem

One more reason to leave the car at home for three months from June and switch to Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV) trains? On Facebook and in the comment section of ka-news.de, the topic has been hotly debated since Tuesday.

Nearly 79% of Karlsruhe residents voted for the 9 euro note

“I am starting a new job near the station on June 1. Since parking costs money and the price of petrol is high, I still wanted to take a monthly pass. If I really have three months to nine euros each, so that’s fine with me,” Facebook user Lilie Susanne wrote. “Claudine” also agrees further in the conversation: “Of course I will use the ticket. If I think about what an hour costs in the parking lot. It’s 4 euros now.”

In the pandemic year 2021, the number of passengers using public transport fell again.

In the pandemic year 2021, the number of passengers using public transport fell again. | Image: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB

Conclusion: On average, readers support the upcoming 9 euro note and would even leave their car behind for it. This is also confirmed by a non-representative survey on the homepage of ka-news.de. 78.95% would accept the offer, 21.05% would continue to prefer the car to public transport. In the comments, there is only one reader who absolutely does not want to take advantage of the offer:

“No, because even 9 euros is too much for the unreliable store! If I had a job where punctuality is important, I would now be unemployed thanks to the railways, KVV and DB. Germany wants to win virus and save the climate, but I can’t even get the trains to run on time,” says user “Marc.”

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