In view of the busy summer season, Deutsche Bahn competitor Flixtrain is expanding its range. What is planned and what Stuttgarters can look forward to.
The Deutsche Bahn competitor Flixtrain is expanding its offer for the busy summer time: In the coming weeks, the company will start three new lines between Stuttgart and Hamburg, Berlin and Wiesbaden and Berlin and Basel, Flixtrain announced on Wednesday. This means that Flixtrain is also going to Switzerland for the first time. The company is also increasing the number of journeys on the Munich-Cologne-Hamburg and Hamburg-Berlin-Leipzig routes from June.
From May 19th, Flixtrain will start the train connection from Stuttgart to Hamburg with intermediate stops in Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Kassel and Hanover, among others. From June 2, trains are to run from Berlin to Wiesbaden, with stations in Braunschweig, Hildesheim and Offenbach. Flixtrain will be offering the route to Basel from June 23.
Flixtrain boss André Schwämmlein criticized the government’s nine-euro ticket for local public transport as “immature”. There was a threat of “completely overcrowded trains all over Germany”. The discounted tickets are not valid for the long-distance transport provider Flixtrain.