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FlixBus UK
« 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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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 11:38:14 PM »
RouteOne magazine dated 1 July 2020 reported that Flixbus UK was to commence some domestic services out of London on 2 July.

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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. When it announced that it would be launching a UK domestic network in February 2020, Flixbus said it had already seen “great interest” from operators in working with it.

Around 200 journeys will be made per week in the initial stages. Fares will start at £2.99. From the same date, Flixbus will also restart its international scheduled coach services from London to cities including Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.

Flixbus UK Andreas Schorling is confident that the German company’s business here will build quickly as movement restrictions are relaxed. “This is just the beginning. We have great plans for Britain. We aim to grow to market leader by 2025,” he says.

Every coach will be disinfected before each journey. Passengers will be required to wear face coverings, as will drivers when away from the cab. Seats in the front row of will be kept vacant and only half of the remaining capacity will be sold.

Bala Balasuresh, Director of operator Your Partner In Journey, says: “This is a massive boost for our business, which has been hit hard in the past few months. We are proud to be working with FlixBus and to be able to offer people a great way to travel.”

Adds Kevyn Jones of Turner’s Coachways: “The travel industry has been badly hit by coronavirus COVID-19, so this is a very welcome launch for people who will want to see distant family or friends or conduct business in a safe way as the lockdown ends.”

With the addition of a UK domestic network, Flixbus will serve 2,500 destinations across 32 countries. It owns no coaches. Instead, they are hired from partners. 62m passengers globally used Flixbus services in 2019.

In September 2019, Flixbus outlined its plans for the future use of hydrogen fuel cell-electric coaches. It is working with Freudenberg Sealing Technologies to deliver a vehicle with a range of 500km. A coach OEM for the project is to be announced in due course.

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2020, 11:37:56 AM »
Despite the information above which links Flixbus with Whippet, there does not currently seem to be any operational connection - Whippet is not one of the Flixbus operators and Flixbus do not seem to be operating any of their own vehicles on the new services

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 07:58:12 AM »
Saw yesterday on the M1 was BK15AKG heading towards London through Northamptonshire. It was in all over white with Flixbus vynals. I havnt any idea who owns it now but was a Whippet vehicle .

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 10:34:03 AM »
Apparently BK15 AKG is operated by the London based company 'Your Partner In Journey Limited' of Hayes, Middlesex or the associated company BM Coaches and Rental Limited of the same address. There are some photos on the Internet of the coach parked at Portsmouth when on the London-Portsmouth Flixbus service .

As posted above Bristol based Turners Coachways have are also been involved in providing vehicles for the Flixbus launch network.

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 09:15:28 PM »
I was going to say it seemed like a brave time to launch a service in the UK, and I wondered if someone somewhere abroad didn't realise we are so much behind other countries...

... But I see they have "filled" their second Birmingham / Manchester journey tomorrow, so maybe it's just me!

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 09:02:55 AM »
This entry appeared in Notices and Proceedings 2438 dated 29 July 2020:

Section 5.1 – Notice of Public Inquiries to be Held

Public Inquiry (81578) to be held at The Court Room (Cambridge), CB2 8BF, Eastern Traffic Area, Eastbrook, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, on 30 July 2020 commencing at 14:00 (Previous Publication:(2419)) Previous hearing on 07 April 2020 was adjourned.

PF2026148 FLIXBUS UK LTD. Director(s): MAX SEBASTIAN ZEUMER FIRST FLOOR, TEMPLE BACK, 10 TEMPLE BACK, BRISTOL, BS1 6FL

S14 - Consideration of new application under Section 14 (The Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981)


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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 10:36:18 PM »
This entry appeared in Notices and Proceedings 2438 dated 29 July 2020:

Section 5.1 – Notice of Public Inquiries to be Held

Public Inquiry (81578) to be held at The Court Room (Cambridge), CB2 8BF, Eastern Traffic Area, Eastbrook, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, on 30 July 2020 commencing at 14:00 (Previous Publication:(2419)) Previous hearing on 07 April 2020 was adjourned.

PF2026148 FLIXBUS UK LTD. Director(s): MAX SEBASTIAN ZEUMER FIRST FLOOR, TEMPLE BACK, 10 TEMPLE BACK, BRISTOL, BS1 6FL

S14 - Consideration of new application under Section 14 (The Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981)


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This looks like an application for an operator's licence but I thought they had one already - they certainly applied for one back in August based at the Whippet depot (earlier in this thread).

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2020, 11:36:41 PM »
This looks like an application for an operator's licence but I thought they had one already - they certainly applied for one back in August based at the Whippet depot (earlier in this thread).

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Not sure if this is connected from N&Ps 12 August

Section 2.7– Applications Withdrawn Prior to Determination

PF2026148 SI   FLIXBUS UK LTD.
Director(s): MAX  SEBASTIAN ZEUMER


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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2021, 08:12:47 PM »
I have been looking at the Flixbus website and seeing what services they have. It would appear that at present there are four different routes radiating from London with services operating on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Using Saturday 24 April 2021 as a search date on the website planner I have compiled the timetables in the attachment below.

Originally when Flixbus launched their domestic coach services in the UK (on Thursday 2 July 2020) the reports stated that coaches were provided by Turners Coachways of Bristol and a London operator ‘Your Partner In Journey’.

The reports said that the network began with services from London to Birmingham; Bristol; and Portsmouth via Guildford. Other cities mentioned included Liverpool; Manchester; and Leeds. The Portsmouth service didn’t last very long and the others ceased by early November due to lockdown.

If one takes literally the cities referred to on the Whippet Twitter posting then I surmise that the following journeys might be worked by Whippet:
0900 London-Sheffield-Leeds 1305/1450 Leeds-Sheffield-London 1855
1000 London-Sheffield-Leeds-Bradford 1435/1630 Bradford-Leeds-Sheffield-London 2105
0900 London-Cardiff-Bridgend-Swansea 1350/1630 Swansea-Bridgend-Cardiff-London 2130

Whether Whippet will work the other journeys on the Yorkshire and South Wales routes remains to be seen.
These are, on the Yorkshire route:
0700 Bradford-Leeds-Sheffield-London 1135
1200 Bradford-Leeds-Sheffield-London 1635
1400 London-Sheffield-Leeds-Bradford 1835
1830 London-Sheffield-Leeds-Bradford 2305

And other runs on the South Wales service include:
0745 Swansea-Bridgend-Cardiff-Bristol University-London 1300
1430 London-Bristol University-Cardiff-Bridgend-Swansea 1935
(Bristol is not mentioned on the Whippet list although there are six journeys in each direction integrating with the above)

Other locations on their list of places served include Newport, Heathrow, Gillingham, Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover and Liverpool although there doesn’t appear to be services just yet.


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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2021, 09:39:28 AM »
Originally, there was another operator in London involved - BM coaches in west London.

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2021, 05:01:42 PM »
Im rather hoping to snap a whippet working in derby as I believe Limburg isn't doing all runs from derby. fingers crossed.
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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2021, 07:37:07 PM »
Got a photo today of two Levantes at the Whippet premises at Swavesey.

BL17 XAX was in full Flixbus livery. Previously it carried fleet number NX19 but is now FX19.

BV67 JZT was still in base white with green Flixbus fleetnames. It had previously carried fleet number NX31 although the NX prefix had been removed from the fleet number stuck on the glass by the door.

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2021, 08:30:21 PM »
Curious to update myself on the current domestic Flixbus services I have done a rough analysis which I share below. Please note that the number of trips operated is a rough guide only.

Additional places now served are Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent), Chester, Warrington, Liverpool, Northampton, Nottingham, York and Coventry – plus Leamington Spa as extension to the latter service (possibly the location of the contracted operator but not serving the nearby University town of Warwick).

Of interest since the last update are two overnight services. London to Bradford (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays via various towns as listed below under UKN02) and London to Glasgow via Sunderland, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Wednesdays to Sunday southbound/Thursday to Monday northbound UKN10).

(McGills Buses have received two new Volvo 9700 coaches for the London-Glasgow service. RouteOne magazine contains a photo of one of them in full Flixbus livery. https://www.route-one.net/deliveries/mcgills-flixbus-volvo-pair-are-first-new-gen-9700-sales-in-uk/


There is also their first cross country service between Bristol and Leeds via Birmingham and Sheffield.



Summary of Flixbus services in Britain (Analysis made week commencing 3 August 2021)

 
Services from London to the West Midlands, Potteries, Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool

Service UK020
VCS and FR to Birmingham (2/2)

Service UK021
VCS and FR to Birmingham, Chester and Liverpool (1/1)
VCS and FR to Birmingham, Warrington and Liverpool (1/1)

Service UK023
VCS and FR to Manchester (1/1)
VCS and FR to Hanley and Manchester (3/1)
VCS and FR to Birmingham and Manchester (3/2)

Service UK024
VCS and FR to Coventry and Leamington Spa (1/1)
VCS and FR to Coventry (1/0)



Services from London to the East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East and Scotland

Service UK001
VCS and FR to Sheffield (M), Leeds and Newcastle (4/2)
 
Service UK002
VCS and FR to Leeds and Bradford (3/3)

Service UK003
VCS and FR to Sheffield (M) and Sheffield (CC) (2/2)

Service UK004
VCS and FR to Northampton and Nottingham (2/2)
VCS and FR to Nottingham (4/2)

Service UK005
VCS and FR to Leicester (FP), Leicester (CC), Loughborough and Derby (4/2)
VCS and FR to Leicester (FP) and Leicester (CC) (3/0)

Service UK09
VCS and FR to Leicester (FP), Sheffield (M), Leeds and York (2/1)

Service UKN02 (Overnight service)
VCS and LHR to Leicester (FP), Nottingham, Chesterfield, Sheffield (CC), Leeds and Bradford (1/0)

Service UK010 (Overnight service)
VCS and FR to Sunderland, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow (1/0)


Services from London along the M4 corridor to Reading, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol and South Wales
 
Service UK041
VCS to Bristol (Uni) and Bristol (CC) (7/6)
VCS, HBR and LHR to Bristol (Uni) and Bristol (CC) (1/0)
(All services set down at Hammersmith Bridge Road on journeys towards London. The last Bristol bound trip of the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays picks up at Hammersmith Bridge Road and Heathrow. The first trip of the day from Bristol  also sets down at Heathrow every day).

Service UK042
VCS and LHR to Bristol (CC) and Cardiff (2/1)
VCS and LHR to Cardiff (2/1)
(All services set down at Hammersmith Bridge Road on journeys towards London)

Service UK043
VCS to Reading, Chippenham (two points) and Bath (3/2)
VCS to Chippenham (two points) and Bath (1/0)
(All services set down at Hammersmith Bridge Road on journeys towards London)

Service UK046
VCS and LHR to Bristol (CC), Cardiff, Bridgend/Sarn, Swansea (Uni) and Swansea (CC) (1/1)
(Service sets down at Hammersmith Bridge Road on journeys towards London)



Cross country services

Service UK070
Overall service is Bristol (CC) and Bristol (Uni) to Birmingham, Sheffield (M) and Leeds
Fridays and Saturdays 1 trip Birmingham-Leeds, 2 trips Bristol-Leeds, 2 trips Leeds-Bristol and 1 trip Leeds-Birmingham
Sundays 2 trips Birmingham-Leeds, 3 trips Bristol-Leeds, 3 trips Leeds-Bristol and 2 trips Leeds-Birmingham
Other days 1 trip Birmingham-Leeds, 1 trip Bristol-Leeds, 1 trip Bristol-Birmingham and 2 trips Leeds-Bristol




Codes and abbreviations:

(4/2) – indicates number of trips on the service each way. The first number relates to the number of trips each way on the busier days (typically weekends) and the second number relates to the number of trips each way on quieter days (typically Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

CC – City centre location
FP – Fosse Park
FR – Finchley Road
HBR – Hammersmith Bridge Road (Set down towards London but only the last Bristol trip of the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays picks up there)
LHR – Heathrow Airport
M – Meadowhall
VCS – Victoria Coach Station


General notes:

The Flixbus website lists Newport (South Wales) plus Gillingham, Folkestone and Dover as places served but at the time of writing no timetables are shown.




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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2021, 01:16:57 AM »
[...] London to Glasgow via Sunderland, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Wednesdays to Sunday southbound/Thursday to Monday northbound UKN10).

(McGills Buses have received two new Volvo 9700 coaches for the London-Glasgow service. RouteOne magazine contains a photo of one of them in full Flixbus livery. https://www.route-one.net/deliveries/mcgills-flixbus-volvo-pair-are-first-new-gen-9700-sales-in-uk/

Scotland to London overnight is already such a nightmarish journey that I can't conceive of doing it by a "scenic route"!

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2021, 07:54:28 AM »
Additional places now served are Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent), Chester, Warrington, Liverpool, Northampton, Nottingham, York and Coventry – plus Leamington Spa as extension to the latter service (possibly the location of the contracted operator but not serving the nearby University town of Warwick).

The University of Warwick isn't in Warwick, it's in Coventry on the Leamington/Warwick side of the City though if they were serving the Campus you would think they list it so you assume they aren't getting closer than the City Centre.

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2021, 08:58:13 PM »
Scotland to London overnight is already such a nightmarish journey that I can't conceive of doing it by a "scenic route"!


There are certainly quicker services between Glasgow and London. I have been looking at the options. Flixbus is the quicker of three options from Edinburgh to London.


Flixbus

Service UKN10
Southbound departs Glasgow 2105, Edinburgh 2220, Newcastle 0100, Sunderland 0135, arrives VCS 0710
(Not Mondays or Tuesdays)
Northbound departs VCS 2300, via Sunderland 0430, Newcastle 0505, arrives Edinburgh 0745 and Glasgow 0905
(Not Tuesdays or Wednesdays)


Megabus

Service M11 Nightly
Southbound Glasgow 2245, Manchester 0245, Manchester Airport 0310, arrives VCS 0705
Northbound VCS 2230, Manchester Airport 0220, Manchester 0245, arrives Glasgow 0650

Service M20 Nightly
Southbound Glasgow 2130, Edinburgh 2245, Newcastle 0115, Leeds 0400, Sheffield (Meadowhall),0450, arrives VCS 0815
Northbound VCS 2200, Sheffield (Meadowhall) 0150, Leeds 0240, Newcastle 0450, Edinburgh 0720, arrives Glasgow 0830

Service M?? Nightly
Southbound Glasgow 2330, arrives VCS 0730
Northbound VCS 2300, arrives Glasgow 0700


National Express

Glasgow-London

Service 597 Nightly (via Hamilton, Milton Keynes Coachway and Golders Green)
Southbound departs Glasgow 2215, arrives VCS 0640
Northbound departs VCS 2230, arrives Glasgow 0705

Service 595 Nightly (Via Carlisle and Heathrow)
Southbound departs Glasgow 2245, arrives VCS 0700 SSu/0720 NSSu
Northbound departs VCS 2300, arrives Glasgow 0730

Edinburgh-London

Service 594 Nightly (Via Carlisle and Heathrow)
Southbound departs Edinburgh 2150, arrives VCS 0700 SSu/0720 NSSu
Northbound departs VCS 2230, arrives Edinburgh 0740



Summary of shortest overnight service journey times from Glasgow to London

Megabus M?? = 8h 00m
NX 597 = 8h 25m
Megabus M11 = 8h 20m
NX 595 = 8h 15m
Flixbus UKN10 = 10h 5m
Megabus M20 = 10h 30m

Summary of shortest overnight service journey times from Edinburgh to London

Flixbus UKN10 = 8h 45m
NX 594 = 9h 10m
Megabus M20 = 9h 20m



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« Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 08:59:44 PM by Spoddendale »
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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2021, 09:47:46 AM »
RouteOne magazine dated 13 September 2021 contains a feature on Flixbus UK:

https://www.route-one.net/features/flixbus-uk-modal-shift-at-the-heart-of-growth-plans/



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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2021, 10:13:09 PM »
Whippet are tweeting that FlixBus's operation in the UK now provides a service from Cambridge to London

https://twitter.com/GoWhippet/status/1441116515290386434

It's not easy to find Cambridge services on the Flix website, but if you go to the "London" page...

https://www.flixbus.co.uk/coach/london

you can (eventually) find timetables for the Cambridge service - "Find schedule between LONDON and CAMBRIDGE". And book seats! (I would provide a specific link, but the website doesn't work like that)
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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2021, 01:04:32 PM »
Strange route! Shame they don't serve Stratford, where the coach journey time is actually quite competitive!

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2021, 06:09:47 PM »
I mentioned that it wasn't that easy to find the Cambridge services on the FlixBus website. So here's a prime example - a listing of UK destinations
https://www.flixbus.co.uk/coach/united-kingdom
that seems to be missing Cambridge...

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2021, 03:04:12 PM »
Oh wow - and the service started today???  Given that this is the sort of places that knows about that sort of thing more than other sorts of place... that was launched a bit in secret!

My first instinct was to be surprised to see so many routes appear so quickly at this particular point in history, but I guess their model may be attractive to a lot of operators that could be keen to try anything.

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Re: FlixBus UK
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2021, 11:15:50 PM »
I can't be sure when it started (you can't buy tickets for dates that are in the past, obviously). But there seemed to be tickets on sale for travel on Thursday (23 Sept) when I first struggled to find Cambridge services on the website.

I'm wondering if *all* of the trips are operated by Whippet - if so, there are some long layovers in London. Worth a little more analysis, methinks...