The Federal transport Minister calls for a media report says, to reduce VAT on rail tickets for long-distance transport.
Federal transport Minister Andreas Scheuer wants to make a tax cut tickets in long-distance transport, the railway is cheaper. The train will reach the important threshold of 150 million passengers, said the CSU politician of the imagenewspaper (Wednesday edition).
"in Order to continue along this path and to make the railway even more attractive, we also need in the long-distance transport, the railway, the lowering of the VAT on Tickets from 19 to 7 percent." This train driver could be relieved in the long-distance transport by up to 400 million euros per year, said Scheuer. "Who is it with the climate protection and the switch from car or plane to train seriously, must begin with the tax."
Instead, grab the speed limit or Increase the cost of mobility, would have railway connections made it more attractive, said Scheuer. Between Hamburg and Berlin no longer fly quasi, because the train connection was good. A positive balance, the Minister also for the ICE-line Berlin-Munich, where the passenger would have doubled in numbers. "We have to get on this route for 30 percent of passengers from domestic flight to switch to Rail."