CA Immo Concludes A Long-Term Lease Agreement for an Intercity Bus Terminal in Frankfurt/M. – FlixBus will be the Official Operator of the FernBusBahnhof Frankfurt
- Following operation on an interim basis, FlixBus concludes a long-term lease agreement with CA Immo for the Frankfurt intercity bus terminal from 1 January 2022
- The first intercity bus terminal operated by FlixBus itself will bear the name “FernBusBahnhof Frankfurt”
- Further expansion and more service offers planned for 2022.
Frankfurt, December 20 – FlixBus is taking over operation of the Frankfurt intercity bus terminal as of 1 January 2022 under the new name “FernBusBahnhof Frankfurt”. The intercity bus station was developed and erected by owner CA Immo in collaboration with the City of Frankfurt – since it opened in April 2019 it has been operated by FlixBus on a temporary basis. In 2022 the infrastructure on site is to be made even more passenger-friendly: CA Immo will build a roof over the bus station for this purpose, with a resource-efficient wooden structure planned. FlixBus will also expand the FernBusBahnhof by providing additional service options for travellers. CA Immo’s total investment in the intercity bus terminal amounts to around €7 million.
The FernBusBahnhof Frankfurt is the first intercity bus terminal to be operated by FlixBus itself and represents a showcase project in an optimal location for the company, with outstanding links to local and long-distance public transport. In non-pandemic times, up to several hundred buses travel to and from each day from 14 bus platforms. The FernBusBahnhof thus contributes to relieving traffic congestion around Frankfurt’s main railway station. In the coming year, the intercity bus terminal will be enhanced with additional services and travellers will be offered even greater comfort. In the coming months, among other things, FlixBus will be building a waiting area with a toilet facility, plans to install displays on the bus platforms, and is establishing new software for even more efficient slot management.
“In recent years, we have already gained valuable experience in operational processes and are now ready to operate the first intercity bus terminal ourselves,” says Fabian Stenger, Managing Director of FlixBus DACH. “With its central location, the intercity bus terminal in Frankfurt is a model for other cities. To ensure that more and more people travel on long-distance buses for the long term, modern infrastructure at the stops is essential. We are leading the way in Frankfurt and setting a good example.”
Michael Morgan, Managing Director and Head of Asset Management at CA Immo Germany, adds “We are delighted that we have now found a good economic foundation for the full expansion and long-term operation of the intercity bus terminal, which is so important for Frankfurt and its citizens. With FlixBus, we have been able to secure an established mobility provider for its operation, which has already proved in recent years that it is ideally suited for this complex task.”
Printable image material of the intercity bus terminal can be downloaded by using the keyword ‘Fernbusbahnhof’ in the photo archive in the press section of www.caimmo.com or by following this link.