Gera

Regional public transportation ticket

For students of the University of Cooperative Education Gera and Eisenach (DHGE), the semester ticket includes the regional transportation ticket for the Gera transportation system. With a valid student identification card as your transportation ticket, all students are allowed to use busses and trams in Gera without any further charges.

VMT – Network (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Mittelthüringen)

Students of the DHGE can also use all routes of transportation companies of the VMT (Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen) - see the summary.

Attention! Important Tip:

The VMT-Semester ticket unit is valid within the entire VMT region. According to Point 3 (Inter-regional trips) of the VMT-fee regulations, the VMT semester ticket is only valid for trips which begin and end within the regional network and are recognized within the entire area of the travelled route.

If this is not the case, a complete and separate ticket must be purchased (from start-station to end-station) for the standard fee of the issuing transportation company used for this trip.

A combination of the VMT semester ticket and the standard fee for a trip is not allowed.
For example, the semester ticket can be used for a trip with Line 820 of the Oberland Omnibus Transport (OVO) from Jena to Stadtroda. For the part of the trip on Line 820 from Jena to Wolfersdorf, the VMT- fee, which includes the VMT ticket, is recognized. However, for a trip from Jena to Neustadt, a ticket must be bought for the entire trip for the standard price of the OVO. The trip cannot be broken up into segments; i.e. from Jena to Wolfersdorf and Wolfersdorf to Neustadt.

More Info: www.vmt-thueringen.de/der-vmt.html

Please note: Special conditions apply for holders of a VMT Baustein VMT-Semesterticket (semester travel pass) for the usage of teilAuto carsharing vehicles. Further information is available on the VMT website through the following link: http://www.vmt-thueringen.de/tickets/zusaetzliche-angebote/carsharing/.

Redemptions
You can't place an application for the repayment of the regional public transportation ticket.

Train ticket

The train ticket is valid in trains of regional transportation (RE, RB) on all routes of the DB Regio up to the last station of the according train in Thuringia (Train rout network plan). Exempted are the following routes and trains:

  • trains of excursion traffic and special traffic
  • on the route Obstfelderschmiede – Cursdorf der Oberweißbacher Berg und Schwarzatalbahn (KBS 563)
  • on the route Ilmenau Bf – Bahnhof Rennsteig der Erfurter Bahn GmbH (KBS 566)
  • Nordhausen – Eisfelder Talmühle (HSB)
  • on the route Eisenach - Gerstungen.

As long as the bike transport is free for all passengers in the regional trains, this also applies for the train ticket. Students, who have not received a student identification card from their university, or have received a student identification card that does not provide the usual discounts, do not receive a DB Regio train ticket through the university and therefore do not have any right to use the public transportation. This especially applies to guest and side students or students of long distance- and online courses of study.

Attention:
The semester ticket is always valid until the last train stop in Thuringia. In Thuringia the university institute and Studierendenwerk card thoska is valid as a travel ticket (depending on the institute, a paper student ID stating Semesterticket is also valid).

Whoever uses a state ticket of a neighboring state in addition to the train ticket (eg. BayernTicket), has to pay for the route from the last train station in Thuringia to the first train station in the neighboring state before departure, as this route in-between states is NOT covered by either of the two tickets. Such a ticket for the route in-between states CANNOT be bought from the conductor in the train.

Redemptions

Upon placing an application, the following students can receive a refund for the train ticket contribution fee:

  • handicapped students, who by the law for the severely handicapped in the 9th Book of the Social Security Statute book Studierende, (SGB IX), are entitled to financial support and can provide evidence thereof
  • Students, who are currently in a semester on leave (Attention! Repayment is for the semester fees completely)
  • Students, who are staying at least 21 weeks outside of Thuringia, especially within the framework of their final thesis paper, a semester abroad or an internship semester.

According to the fee regulations of the Studierendenwerk, the corresponding applications must be submitted to the Studierendenwerk by the day before the beginning of the semester. Please use the appropriate refund-form for your university location . The application must have been received in the INFOtake Jena office by the official beginning of the semester.

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