Schwerbehindertenausweis and Deutsche Bahn - Germany

Does gehorlos/deafness mean free DB travel?


mckinley
Allo,

I keep getting conflicting information on this one, so I thought I'd post here and see what the general consensus is.

Does having a Schwerbehindertausweis with gehorlos (Deafness - overall 95% hearing loss) mean free travel with DB Bahn? As per:

http://www.dmg-online.de/2011/08/freie-fahrt-fuer-schwerbehinderte-menschen-mit-ausweis/

There was a direct link to the information on the DB Bahn website, but I can't seem to find it
Small Town Boy
Me, I'd ask Deutsche Bahn.
robinson100
It seems that it depends upon what it says in your Ausweis:

http://www.gutefrage.net/frage/deutsche-bahn-schwerbehindertenausweis

Still, maybe you or a friend could simply ask at the station...

Apparently, travel is also no longer limited to within 50km of where you live, as long as you travel only on regional trains::

http://www.phev.de/forum/showthread.php?478-Behindertenausweis-Neue-Regeln-f%FCr-Fahrkarten
PeterN
The page mckinley linked has a further link to the DB website. Section 6 describes services for disabled people.
Section 6a mentions preconditions such as Schwerbehinderten-Ausweis and a Wertmarke that is available from the Versorgungsamt.
As I understand it people with some degrees of disability get the Wertmarke for free, others with different degrees of disability may have to pay a fee.

On the DB website the"Mobil mit Handicap" page has a downloadable brochure.
In the brochure, page 20 explains how disabled people can travel for free on bus and train services. It states...

The disabled person needs a Schwerbehinderten-Ausweis and a Wertmarke.
Disabled people with those do not have to pay in Busses, trams, S-bahn or on Nahverkehrsz├╝ge (RB, RE, IRE) trains.

Disabled people cannot travel for free on Fernverkehrsz├╝gen (D, IC, EC, ICE, TGV, RJ, CNL, EN)

So, under certain conditions a deaf person with a Schwerbehinderten-Ausweis might be able to travel on some trains for free. In other cases they might have to pay for the Wertmarke but from then on tickets would be free.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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