Flixbus to take on Deutsche Bahn with low-cost trains from Berlin, Hamburg

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  • German bus start-up Flixbus on Tuesday said it will begin running two long-distance train services, in a challenge to the dominance of state-owned rail behemoth Deutsche Bahn.
    The "Flixtrains", decked out in the trademark bright-green of the company's low-cost buses, will travel from Hamburg to Cologne from March 24th, while the Stuttgart to Berlin line will open in April.
    Prices will start from €9.99, lower than those of rival Deutsche Bahn.
    "We already proved with Flixbus that mobility doesn't have to be expensive," company founder Andre Schwaemmlein said in a statement.
    "With the integration of Flixtrain, the options for German travellers are becoming even more attractive."......


    https://www.thelocal.de/201803…rains-from-berlin-hamburg
    Seems they've also saved money by not providing bottom halves for uniforms
    https://i2.wp.com/farm5.static…29052496_09e12bc3e3_b.jpg
    Could present some interesting licensing opportunities.