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New long-distance bus station in Frankfurt / Main goes into operation

New long-distance bus station in Frankfurt / Main goes into operation

Frankfurt / Main, 08.04.2019 – The new long-distance bus station in Frankfurt / Main will begin operating from tomorrow, 9 April. The long-distance bus station on the south side of Frankfurt main railway station was developed and built by the property owner and investor CA Immo, in consultation with the City of Frankfurt. As a first step, the planned 14 stops and the necessary entry and exit barriers were completed in order to relieve the traffic situation around Frankfurt main railway station. CA Immo was able to attract the green mobility provider FlixBus to the long-distance bus station during its temporary operation. In a second step, the long-distance bus station is to be expanded for final operation with additional services for travellers.

Michael J. Morgan, Managing Director of CA Immo Deutschland GmbH: “As the property owner and developer of the entire area on the south side of the main railway station, it was very important to us to reorganise the traffic situation around this area. The safety of travellers remains our top priority. Following the completion of the IntercityHotel in December 2018, another important milestone has now been reached on the path to sustainably upgrading the entire location. We are very pleased to have won FlixBus as an internationally experienced mobility provider for the temporary operation, and we are sure that the company will do an excellent job for all long-distance bus operators and their passengers.”

Fabian Stenger, Managing Director of FlixBus and FlixTrain DACH: “As the operator of the new long-distance bus station in Frankfurt, we would like to set quality standards for the industry that also benefit our customers, and to contribute our valuable experience to this area. A dedicated team is available directly on site to support the numerous bus companies that operate at the ZOB (central bus station) every day and help ensure smooth operations.”

Long-distance buses are one of the most popular means of transport for residents and visitors of the Main metropolis Frankfurt. For years now, FlixBus has recorded a steady increase in the number of its passengers, and depending on the day of the week, it currently has up to just over 300 daily arrivals and departures. In order to meet the infrastructural needs of this growing demand, the City of Frankfurt initiated the construction of a centrally located long-distance bus station in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station. As the operator, FlixBus will not only continue to be represented with a local sales outlet, but will also take over the management of the bus station’s temporary operations. While Europe’s largest long-distance bus provider already supports the operations at eleven locations across Germany by deploying its own station personnel at the respective long-distance bus stops, it has not appeared as an independent operator until now.

A ground-breaking and exemplary decision by the city for a central long-distance bus stop

The city’s decision in favour of a centrally located long-distance bus terminal in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station has enabled Frankfurt to successfully integrate long-distance and local public transport. Passengers thus benefit from intermodal travel options, while the city meets the demands of a modern metropolis for future-proof and sustainable transport concepts.

Fabian Stenger: “The central location of the ZOB in Frankfurt is the basic prerequisite for an attractive long-distance bus service for residents of and visitors to the Main metropolis. With FlixBus alone, more than 300 direct destinations throughout Europe can already be reached from the new long-distance bus station on Stuttgarter Strasse.”

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Markus Diekow
Head of Corporate Communications Germany

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