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."......

    Seems they've also saved money by not providing bottom halves for uniforms
    Could present some interesting licensing opportunities.