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« on: August 30, 2019, 08:26:12 AM »
This application is listed in 'Notices and Proceedings' 2390 dated 28 August 2019:

Section 2.1 – New Applications Received

PF2026148 SI FLIXBUS UK LTD. Director(s): Max Sebastian ZEUMER First Floor, Templeback, 10 Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL

Operating Centre: UNIT 1-2, BUCKINGWAY BUSINESS PARK, ROWLES WAY, SWAVESEY, CAMBRIDGE, CB24 4UG

Authorisation: 1 vehicle(s)

Transport Manager(s): Roger Birch


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Re: N&P: Flixbus UK
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 04:42:36 PM »
This application is listed in 'Notices and Proceedings' 2390 dated 28 August 2019:

Section 2.1 – New Applications Received

PF2026148 SI FLIXBUS UK LTD. Director(s): Max Sebastian ZEUMER First Floor, Templeback, 10 Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL

Operating Centre: UNIT 1-2, BUCKINGWAY BUSINESS PARK, ROWLES WAY, SWAVESEY, CAMBRIDGE, CB24 4UG

Authorisation: 1 vehicle(s)

Transport Manager(s): Roger Birch


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Interesting.

The address looks rather familiar...

Whippet Coaches Ltd
2 Rowles Way
Buckingway Business Park
Swavesey
Cambs
CB24 4UG

Here's some information about Flixbus.

One assumes that Whippet will have some role in the operations, but rather different from the NatX franchise.
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Re: N&P: Flixbus UK
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:00:44 PM »
Roger Birch was (maybe still is) employed by Whippet.

NX are not likely to be happy about one of their contractors working for a competitor. As far as I know, none of the Megabus contractors work for NX or vice versa and Stagecoach subsidiaries who do Megabus work, don't do NX work. 

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Re: N&P: Flixbus UK
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 11:49:26 PM »
NX are not likely to be happy about one of their contractors working for a competitor. As far as I know, none of the Megabus contractors work for NX or vice versa and Stagecoach subsidiaries who do Megabus work, don't do NX work.

Park's of Hamilton are the one exception I can think of

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Re: N&P: Flixbus UK
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 09:56:07 AM »
Roger Birch was (maybe still is) employed by Whippet.

NX are not likely to be happy about one of their contractors working for a competitor. As far as I know, none of the Megabus contractors work for NX or vice versa and Stagecoach subsidiaries who do Megabus work, don't do NX work.

Is Flixbus a competitor? Didn't NX give up their Eurolines operations last year?

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Re: N&P: Flixbus UK
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 08:14:36 PM »
NX are still involved with European work in partnership with former SNCF coach operator Quibus. That is now owned by another IT company  - I think an Uber type operator.

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 06:44:40 PM »
'RouteOne' magazine 19 February 2020 contains the following report:

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FlixBus has announced plans to establish a domestic scheduled coach network in the UK during 2020. The news has been expected since the German brand registered a subsidiary here, FlixBus UK, in 2019.

FlixBus has not revealed when it expects services to launch or the cities it will serve. The company says its model of working with partner operators that provide vehicles in its green and yellow livery will be replicated in the UK.

FlixBus sees ‘great interest’ from UK operators
Although the identity of those operators is not yet known, potential partners in the UK “have already shown great interest” in working with FlixBus, the company says.

Adds Founder and Managing Director of FlixMobility André Schwämmlein: “We see enormous interest on the part of Great Britain to stay connected to Europe, which is why the country is currently particularly open to foreign investment.

“The [domestic] network is the next step towards a fully integrated offering for UK customers.”

Mr Schwämmlein adds that the UK market for scheduled coach travel is “traditional.” FlixBus plans to bring some “fresh wind” to the UK. That, he says, will be an “intelligent and environmentally friendly product combined with the experience of medium-sized British operators.”

FlixBus already operates international services to the UK from the Benelux countries, France and Germany. In 2019 it began a project that will deliver hydrogen fuel cell-electric coaches to its network with a zero-emission range of 500km.

FlixBus UK was incorporated on 11 April 2019. Its Managing Director is Andreas Schörling, who has previously worked for on-demand mobility company Gett.

World’s largest long-distance coach network
FlixBus was established in 2013 and says it has the world’s largest long-distance scheduled coach network. In 2019 its services carried over 62m passengers. Besides Europe, it is active in North America and Asia.

On Monday 17 February the first FlixBus journey to Africa departed from France. It also plans to enter the South American market.

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