Don’t really have a question, but more an observation. For the last ten days we have been traveling by train with nothing but bad experiences. First trip from Maastricht to Cochem: work on the tracks caused part of the trip to be via bus. No problem there. Nice bus. One of the segments of the trip was cancelled all together, which meant trying to get rerouted in order to get back on schedule. Every train was totally packed - standing room only.
Cochem to Mainz: train was 30 minutes late. We were told it was because “ there was a very important train they had to let pass”??
I am wondering if the packed trains is as a result of the 9€ ticket? We quickly realized we needed to just take some deep breaths, have a glass of wine and a yummy German pastry. Hope it gets better for our next ten days.