FLIXMOBILITY, the parent company of German long-distance bus operator FlixBus, announced on March 6 that tickets have gone on sale for its first open-access intercity train services, which will serve 28 stations in five German states.
GERMAN open-access operator Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX), owned by Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, has reached an agreement with FlixBus, a private long-distance bus operator, for FlixBus to market and sell tickets for a daily service that will be reintroduced for seven days during the Christmas and New Year period.
GERMAN open-access operator Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX), owned by Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), United States, is to suspend completely operation of its Hamburg - Cologne service between October 4 and December 10.
GERMAN long-distance open-access operator Hamburg Köln Express (HKX) is set to only offer services between Cologne and Hamburg on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the timetable change on December 11 after cancelling its Monday connection.
GERMANY's infrastructure manager, DB Networks, has informed open-access intercity operator Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX) that it can only have three of the six paths it requested for a new service from Bonn to Berlin, which would make the service unviable.
Low-price long-distance buses are proving stern competition to rail operations across Germany to the extent that Veolia's InterConnex service was withdrawn in December. Christian Schreyer, Veolia Verkehr's CEO, outlined his views on the situation to Kevin Smith.