Share

Trains In Germany Become Cheaper In Response To Climate Change

Trains In Germany Become Cheaper In Response To Climate Change
Travelling by train is a more responsible choice , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A move taken to encourage people to travel more by trains

OT Staff
January 17 , 2020
01 Min Read

In Germany, for the first time in 17 years, the train fares have dropped. Deutsche Bahn’s Intercity Express, Germany’s national railway company, will become 10% cheaper for long-distance travellers ie anyone taking more than a 50-kilometre-long trip.

This splendid measure comes in to curb climate change and encourage more people to take the trains. While flying is easier, travelling by trains means a lesser carbon footprint and makes for smarter, responsible travel. It is a powerful way of choosing to be pro-environment. The rail company has been able to lower the fares because of climate protection measures initiated by the government that cut the VAT on trains from 19% to 7%.

The company even hopes to increase their footfall by 5 million and is also reducing the prices on their special offers, additional services and the fee for transporting bicycles. This does not, however, extend to short-distance travel and public transport, which will still become a bit more expensive in Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Brandenburg and the Rhineland areas. 

Here is how you, as a traveller, can do your bit for the environment and try to become a zero-footprint traveller.


1

I really like traveling by train especially in mountain area i am currently living in Dubai where we don't have much mountains for that i mostly visit to European countries to enjoy the greenery and mountains. when ever i visit to other countries i _="https://expatcarbuyers.com/sell-my-car-dubai">sell my car Dubai_ to most trusted used car dealers that helps me out in selling my car in reasonable price. If you are living in Dubai you can also sell your car easily to sell any car dealers.
Chona jill January 30 , 2020

Related Articles

Award-Winning Designer...

Sahana Iyer February 25 , 2020

Making Van Gogh: Of...

OT Staff November 20 , 2019

A Former Nazi Air Raid...

OT Staff October 31 , 2019

Current Weather

Germany, United States
Scattered clouds. Cool.

11 C Today
Humidity: 50%
Wind: 25.95km/h

Tue


7 C

Wed


9 C

Thu


13 C

Other Editions

Outlook’ is India’s most vibrant weekly news magazine with critically and globally acclaimed print and digital editions. Now in its 23rd year...

Explore All
Got a question?Ask Marco
  • Check out our Magazine of the month
  • Offbeat destinations
  • In-depth storytelling
  • Stunning pictures
  • Subscribe

Check Out Our Latest Issue