Over 100,000 Fan Tickets sold: DB is well prepared for the EURO summer

05. June 2024, 07:00 o'Clock

Article: Over 100,000 Fan Tickets sold: DB is well prepared for the EURO summer

More trains, more seats and more security staff: DB is well prepared for the start of the EURO summer • Successful promotional tickets: over 100,000 Fan Tickets and more than 25,000 Fan BahnCards sold

With under two weeks to go until the big event, Deutsche Bahn (DB) is well prepared for the UEFA EURO 2024™. So far, more than 100,000 Fan Tickets and over 25,000 Fan BahnCards have been sold, showing without a doubt that climate-friendly travel will be on trend during the tournament. The largest and most modern fleet of ICE trains in DB's history is ready for passengers during this EURO summer.

"Never before have there been so many trains at an international football tournament," says Dr Michael Peterson, Member of the DB Management Board for Long Distance Passenger Transport. "We are the 25th team at this European Championship. For months now, nearly 150,000 employees have been preparing for their work during the summer football season. Now we are looking forward to joyful and peaceful football festivities. Climate protection is already the winner of this European Championship, even before the kick-off. All of the fans who take the train to matches will be helping to make this happen."

"The safety of passengers and employees is DB's top priority," Peterson says. "DB has years of experience with major events. We have been hard at work preparing for UEFA EURO 2024™ well in advance of the championship, and we have been coordinating closely with law enforcement and UEFA. We would like to thank the federal and state authorities for such phenomenal cooperation."

Commenting on the current rail transport situation in southern Germany, Peterson says: "Rail service is getting back on track. Thank you to all of our passengers for your patience. The current situation has meant that journey times are longer than usual. All trains should be up and running again on the main lines in the coming week, which means that the full number of seats will be available. Our technical teams are working around the clock to make sure this happens."

Plenty of space and great deals

Around match days, DB will offer nearly 10,000 additional seats per day on ICE and Intercity trains. Fourteen special EURO trains alone will run each day. DB is making its largest and most modern ICE fleet ever available – currently 410 trains. And to ensure that travel to the matches is not only climate-friendly but also affordable, DB has developed special offers for German and European fans: the DB Ticket EURO 2024 (bahn.de/db-fussball-ticket), the Fan BahnCard (bahn.de/fanbc) and discounted Interrail passes (euro2024.interrail.eu). In addition to the more than 100,000 holders of Fan Tickets, so far more than 25,000 fans have opted for a Fan BahnCard and over 4,000 European fans for a EURO Interrail pass.

A safe journey to the match

Nearly 6,000 German Federal Police agents and around 4,500 security staff will be working around the clock at train stations and on trains. DB is increasing its security presence at stations and on trains by an additional 20% (or around 900 security staff) for the tournament. DB is tripling the number of DB Security teams on long distance trains alone during the busy group stage, and will even quadruple them on extra busy match days. Additional passenger guides and volunteers will also be working at host city stations.