Packed trains in holiday regions, crowds on platforms, delays and annoyed customers – the Pentecost wave of travel was a first endurance test for the discount campaign with the 9-euro ticket.
Again and again the police had to intervene when trains or platforms were threatened with overcrowding.
Incomprehension comes from the German Police Union (DPolG): “We predicted exactly this chaos, you have to live in the political bubble not to see it!” Says DPolG boss Rainer Wendt (65) to BILD.
The federal government defends the idea!
Chancellor Olaf Scholz (63, SPD) relaxed privately on Sylt over Pentecost, as a spokesman for BILD confirmed. He came in a company car himself, but: He was happy about the many Whitsun excursionists – and that the citizens “often used the 9-euro ticket”.