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Three times as many passengers for long distance buses – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Three times as many passengers for long distance buses – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung



Market opening line for long-distance buses in the past year has led to a real passenger boom. On domestic routes, the number of passengers themselves have more than tripled in one year to 6.7 million, reported by the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden on Wednesday in a newly published counting. Have thus Together with the 1.5 million passengers in cross-border traffic of 8.2 million people voted the Linienfernbus as transportation in 2013.


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The Federal Association of German bus operators expects further strong growth this year. “The use of numbers of buses in remote start 2013 in relation to the line of development in Germany point out that this year, twice as many passengers can be counted,” Chief Executive Christiane Leonard said aloud Communication in Berlin. The determined by Statistics utilization of 55 percent of the vehicles would be further increased and made sure already located at the end of 2013 higher.


The year before, according to the Federal Office only about 3 million remote bus passengers, of which 900,000 were attributable to trips abroad. At the turn of 2012/2013 the intra-German line was opened to traffic law after it hatte.Im given by then significant limitations for the protection of railway connections last year, the number of long-distance bus routes increased from 86 to 221 Currently there are more than 250 lines, which are often of be re-run in the market launched sellers. These companies had the first time their numbers to the Federal Statistical Office reported.


In comparison to the path of long distance bus remains in Germany but still modest. On the rail around 131.4 million long-distance travelers were in 2013, according to the Federal Office almost constant traveling. At a Fernbuskunden so were 16 rail passengers.


Berlin is loud ride the fox Fernbushauptstadt Germany. 2076 Buses depart from per week from Berlin. Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg followed with about 1000 runs. But even medium-sized cities and rural areas benefited from the network expansion, said the portal: After Nuremberg and Karlsruhe almost as many long distance buses would drive like to Cologne or Munich. Moreover, in the travel season lead many providers also smaller towns on the North Sea or in the foothills of.


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Three times as many passengers for long distance buses


Since the liberalization of the market for long-distance buses, the number of passengers has increased significantly. Especially in a German city, it urges the traveler.

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