Flixtrain doubles routes in Germany and launches first night train

FlixTrain is doubling the number of routes in its network. For the first time, it includes the route Hamburg – Berlin and Munich – Frankfurt. The private operator is also launching its first night line from Munich to Hamburg via Berlin.

FlixTrain is continuing its expansions. Just recently, the first trains in Sweden were launched, and now the open-access operator is doubling the number of routes  in Germany and connects a total of 16 new cities. The lines Hamburg – Cologne and Cologne – Berlin will also remain part of the service.

With these developments, FlixTrain is not only significantly expanding its network to a total of around 40 cities, but is now operating a train in all 16 regions of Germany.

New routes

From May 27th, FlixTrain will start operating between Hamburg and Berlin. This means that the long-distance trains will be part of the regular service between Germany’s two largest cities for the first time. “Our trains are about as fast as our competitor’s ICEs on this route”, says André Schwämmlein, CEO and co-founder of FlixMobility. “People should have a choice about which train they want to take.”

Starting in June, FlixTrain will also be serving Munich for the first time, adding its birthplace city to the network. The Bavarian capital is home to FlixMobility and will be served by two lines at the start. In addition to the Munich – Frankfurt connection via Augsburg, Würzburg, Aschaffenburg and Hanau, the first night line between Berlin and Munich will also begin operation on June 17th. Numerous new cities will also be connected to the FlixTrain network on this line, including Nuremberg, Erlangen, Bamberg and Jena. The Stuttgart – Berlin route will also start in June.

Schwämmlein: “We want to make green mobility accessible to as many people as possible. For us, it is a milestone that we are now bringing FlixTrain to Bavaria and have thus connected all regions of Germany to our train network”.

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Author: Esther Geerts

Editor of RailTech.com

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