HVV notches up record passenger numbers

26 July 2023
More passengers on HVV in June than in record year 2019

Passenger numbers on HVV came to a record 103 per cent in June over the same period in 2019. Figures increased from 86.8 million in June 2019 to 89.3 million in June 2023. Bus and rail are now used more frequently than before the pandemic. Passenger numbers this April remained 14 per cent below the same month in 2019. The increased passenger volume was due largely to the launch of the nationwide Germany Ticket in May 2023.

More season tickets, more passengers

Many new passengers have joined the network in recent months. "The HVV is stronger than ever, even if telecommuting means there are many reasons not to travel," said Anna-Theresa Korbutt, Managing Director of HVV on the Linkedin job network. Around 250,000 new customers are now using the Deutschlandticket bringing the number of subscriptions to about 960,000 and surpassing the 786,000 subscription mark in 2019, she added. HVV hailed the  "Deutschlandticket" as a "great success" in June.

From car to public transport

Around 24 per cent of journeys made with the Deutschlandticket in June would otherwise have been done by car,  a survey of new customers by the HVV has found. The ticket, which is valid on regional transport all over Germany, has prompted more passengers to use public transport and fewer cars are now on Hamburg's roads. Residents of Hamburg are increasingly using buses and cars and leaving their cars at home, a survey by the Ministry for Transport has found. 


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