Germany mulls action on cheap summer train tickets

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called a three-month trial of a €9 national travel ticket in his country a “great success” and announced further talks. The ticket allowed unlimited travel on buses, commuters, trams, and subways during June, July, and August to offset the cost-of-living crisis, excluding only high-speed intercity trains. The FDP warned that the subsidies would cost 14 billion euros.

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