Flixbus Starts UK Internal Routes - Today?
A few days ago, fast growing European cut-price coach service operator Flixbus made a significant announcement.
Flixbus will launch domestic intercity coach services in the UK on Thursday 2 July. The network will initially be resourced with six vehicles from smaller operators, but that number will be added to “quickly” as demand rises, the company says. It aims to be market leader in the UK by 2025.
Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford and Portsmouth are among the first domestic destinations to be served via four routes from London. In a further indication of the speed of its planned growth, Flixbus says it anticipates carrying “several million” passengers in the UK in its first 12 months.
Bristol-based Turners Coachways and London operator Your Partner In Journey are each involved in providing vehicles for the launch network.
Around 200 internal journeys will be made per week in the initial stages.(from today?) Fares will start at £2.99.(but where will they finish?) From the same date, Flixbus will also restart its international scheduled coach services from London to cities including Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.
The above graphic refers to coaches between London and Paris, NOT internal UK services.
No doubt somebody will comment that it is all on-line and fbb is, yet again, not savvy enough to find it!