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Cheap long-distance trains : Flixtrain departs from the spring between Berlin and Cologne

On the Track, you are the only rival of Deutsche Bahn in long-distance transport: the green trains per day travelling from Flixtrain. After a year of operation

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Cheap long-distance trains : Flixtrain departs from the spring between Berlin and Cologne

On the Track, you are the only rival of Deutsche Bahn in long-distance transport: the green trains per day travelling from Flixtrain. After a year of operation on two routes, the company wants to start more cities. "We are not there yet," said Flixmobility-in-chief André Schwämmlein.

Under the brand Flixbus, the company sold long-distance bus journeys in 28 countries. Also Flixtrain Germany remains the Limit: the First access messenger abroad will be examined. "If it is possible, we want to make it to 2020," said Schwämmlein.

For the domestic, the small competitor in the spring Berlin-take Cologne new on the roadmap. On the existing route Cologne-Hamburg a third daily train is to travel. In the past year, Flixtrain had sold 750,000 in tickets. For comparison: In the long-distance transport of Deutsche Bahn, there were 145 million.

"We will continue to expand definitely"

For next year are to be logged on to more routes. "We will continue to expand definitely," announced Schwämmlein. Help it that the Federal network Agency has set the fee for rail use.

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order A date for the Premiere tour of Berlin-Cologne. "We are just going to get the car material," it said. To keep the train, for example, in Hannover, Dortmund, Essen and Düsseldorf. Flixtrain also travels between Berlin and Stuttgart, Lörrach is a night train Hamburg -.

the company has Failed with the attempt to get his trains on the new parade route of the Deutsche Bahn, Berlin-Munich. "The one that is currently died for us with the existing car material," said Schwämmlein. Because in the fleet of ICE missing. The German train is on the track with up to 300 kilometers per hour.

your seat reservations for a fee

the Additional revenue in Germany to the Flixmobility not only bring the Rail. In the future, driving to be able to guests in all buses, for a fee, seats reservation - so far, this is an attempt on the selected Connections. It should, however, continue to be in each Bus seats without a reservation. Additional revenue should it bring in to rent whole buses with driver for group travel.

The Bus, Flixbus after Schwämmleins information meanwhile, in a large part of its markets profitably. Schwämmlein contradicted a study, have become, according to the long-distance bus travel in Germany is more expensive. "In fact, the prices are not increased." Was equal to the spread between the most expensive and the cheapest tickets. (dpa)

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