With the permission of intercity bus services in Germany, the number of companies preparing to rival the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn has started to increase day by day.
With the permission of intercity bus services in Germany, the number of companies preparing to rival the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn has started to increase day by day. Five bus companies are already making preparations to start operating in November. Among these companies, Deutsche Post and ADAC are also mentioned.
The German Automobile Club (ADAC), which is among the companies preparing to compete against the German railway company Deutsche Bahn, and the postal company Deutsche Post will cooperate in the field of intercity passenger transportation.
In the news given by Focus Online, it was stated that Deutsche Post, which withdrew from the passenger transportation sector 18 years ago, aims to make a rapid entry into the sector with the name of “ADAC Postbus” this time in cooperation with ADAC.
It has been learned that the new company will be operational on November 1, 2013 and by the summer of 2014, 60 intercity passenger buses will operate between 30 major cities.
The five routes will include Cologne-Stuttgart-Munich, Berlin-Leipzig-Dresden, Frankfurt-Nürnberg-München, Bremen-Hamburg-Berlin and Cologne-Hannover-Berlin routes.
Meanwhile, following the permission of intercity passenger transportation by bus in Germany on January 1, 2013, 23 new domestic flights were allowed. Thus, the long-distance passenger transport monopoly that Deutsche Bahn held until the end of 2012 came to an end.