Traffic – Offenbach am Main – public holidays and 9-euro ticket: what’s coming up north? – Business

Kiel (dpa / lno) – The weather forecast promises nice weather for excursions up to and including Sunday. Local transport in the north could get full just a few days after the 9-euro ticket was introduced. Many guests are expected in the resorts.

On the motorways in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, progress was already difficult at times on Friday afternoon. There was around 15 kilometers of traffic jams on the A1 in the Hanseatic city, 13 kilometers on the A7 south of the Elbe and another eight kilometers north of the Elbe. Further north, between Warder and Rendsburg, it stopped for ten kilometers. On the A21 between Bad Oldesloe and Bad Segeberg there was about 7 kilometers of traffic.

Train and bus companies had announced that they would increase capacity. The Nordbahn, for example, runs buses between Büsum and Heide (Dithmarschen district) and between Neumünster and Bad Oldesloe (Stormarn district) on weekends and public holidays in addition to the trains. The company also wants to use longer trains between Hamburg and Itzehoe.

The Pro Bahn passenger association expects up to 25 percent more passengers in the period up to the end of August, when the 9-euro ticket is valid. Karl-Peter Naumann from Pro Bahn expects that the additional capacity provided on the heavily used railway lines will not be sufficient. “We therefore recommend that passengers, especially in leisure traffic, think twice about whether they really want to travel to destinations that are already heavily frequented by tourists, such as the island of Sylt and the Bay of Lübeck.”

According to the Schleswig-Holstein Tourism Agency, the booking situation for the long Pentecost weekend is good to very good. However, some free capacities are usually available, said managing director Bettina Bunge. The utilization is sometimes better than in the previous year and in some regions even better than in the pre-Corona year 2019.

Bunge advises day visitors to be flexible this year and consciously go somewhere else. For example, you could head for the regions between the coasts, hike through a nature park, walk along the lakeshore or take a boat trip on a lake.

For Saturday, the German weather service (DWD) expects dry weather with sun and clouds with a maximum of 16 degrees on Sylt and 22 degrees in Hamburg. Sunday should be the best day of the Pentecost weekend. According to the forecast, temperatures will rise to around 19 degrees on the islands and reach between 22 degrees in Flensburg and up to 26 degrees in Hamburg. According to the DWD, it will rain on Monday night.

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