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Response to your individual concern. This is how you can reach us by telephone, email and post:

24h Information Service: 04 21/59 60 59
Administration: 04 21/59 60 0
Email: info[at]vbn.de

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Verkehrshinweise

Informieren Sie sich hier über aktuelle Fahrplanänderungen für den Zugverkehr und für den Bus- und Straßenbahnverkehr, aufgrund von Baustellen und Umleitungen im VBN-Gebiet, die länger als 24 Stunden bestehen.

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Verkehrshinweise

Informieren Sie sich hier über aktuelle Fahrplanänderungen für den Zugverkehr und für den Bus- und Straßenbahnverkehr, aufgrund von Baustellen und Umleitungen im VBN-Gebiet, die länger als 24 Stunden bestehen.

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[Translate to English:] TIM das junge Aboticket

TIM – the young season ticket

Täglich Immer Mobil [Mobile All Day, Every Day]. TIM is new, TIM is young, TIM is unique. TIM is the season ticket for young people who are at school, in training or completing voluntary service. Valid for the entire VBN area.

After the 2022 summer holidays, TIM replaces the previous Pupils’CollectiveTime (Schüler-SammelzeitTicket, SSZT) and much more. Anyone who has previously had an SSZT can now use all local public transport buses, trams, and trains within the VBN area, every day, for a whole year, including in the school holidays. Anyone who has not previously had an SSZT can buy a TIM season ticket with a starting date of 1 September 2022 and use the VBN buses, trams, and trains without any limits: from the coast to the Dümmer, from the Ammerland to Rotenburg (Wümme)! 

Nothing will change for those who were eligible for an SSZT: TIM will be issued free of charge to you by schools after the summer holidays. Everything will change for all school pupils, apprentices and people completing voluntary service who were not eligible for an SSZT: you can buy TIM - the young season ticket - for just EUR 30 per month, EUR 1 per day. The application form is available in the BSAG, BREMERHAVEN BUS and VWG customer centres, the local transport companies and online on this website

Conditions

All school pupils over the age of 6, apprentices and people completing voluntary service are eligible.  

  • School pupils as well as apprentices and people completing voluntary service can apply to buy TIM – the young season ticket. TIM can be taken out from the 1st day of any month. The contracting partner must be of age. In the case of minors, the contracting partner is the parents or guardians. An up-to-date passport photo must be enclosed with the application. For people over 18 years of age, a school certificate, or a certificate from their employer (apprentices, people completing voluntary service) is required. The application must have been received by the relevant transport company BSAG, BREMERHAVEN BUS or VWG by the 10th day of the preceding month. Applications are available in all BSAG, BREMERHAVEN BUS or VWG customer centres, at the local transport companies and online on this website. The application form is available in the BSAG, BREMERHAVEN BUS and VWG customer centres. After you have sent the application, you can receive TIM by post or in person at the customer centre.
  • School pupils who were eligible for the previous Pupils’CollectiveTime (SSZT) will automatically receive TIM through their schools after the summer holidays, they don’t have to do anything. 

Use

TIM is a season ticket that is valid for 12 months. TIM is valid without restrictions on all working days, weekends, public holidays and in all school holidays.

Transferability

TIM is a personal ticket and is valid only for the person to whom it has been registered. It is not transferable; it is not permitted to take other people on the same ticket.

Area of Validity

TIM is valid all day on local public transport buses, trams, and trains within the VBN area. In addition, it is valid on buses in all communities in the Rotenburg (Wümme) district outside the VBN. 

Period of Validity

TIM – the young season ticket: TIM – the young season ticket starts on 1 September 2022 and has a minimum term of 12 months. For eligible users under the age of 18, the contract shall be extended for an indefinite period if it is not terminated in time and the eligibility requirements are still met. It shall be extended for people over the age of 18 only with proof of a school certificate or employer’s certificate, which must be presented at the BSAG, BREMERHAVEN BUS or VWG customer centre responsible for you by the 10th day of the preceding month. 

TIM for people eligible for SSZT: It is issued automatically by schools after the summer holidays.

TIM – the young season ticket: costs only EUR 30 per month, EUR 360 per year. The sum of EUR 30 will be debited from your bank account every month. The annual sum can be paid only in cash.

Fare Areasprice per month
Entire VBN area30

(All price information euros for 2nd class)

Apply for TIM very easily online: TIM Application

In addition to TIM, the MonthlyTicket for children (6 to 14 years old), pupils, apprentices and students as well as the Youth-LeisureTicket as monthly and annual ticket are still available for young people.


More questions answers on TIM can be found here on our FAQs page.