Deutsche Post significant increase
Deutsche Post has announced plans for a significant increase in its intercity coach operations together with a rebranding to reflect the withdrawal of ADAC from the ‘ADAC Postbus’ venture. From 1 April 2015, the operation will be known simply as ‘Postbus’, retaining the yellow livery to which the traditional Posthorn will be prominently added. It plans to refinish all vehicles in time for the formal launch of the new brand.
Currently serving 60 German cities, the expansion programme commencing in May will double the number of destinations the network serves, adding more cities together with a variety of coastal and leisure destinations. Postbus will also increase frequencies on key routes and introduce its first night services. Destinations outside Germany will be added with services into The Netherlands, Brussels, Paris and Poland, the latter in co-operation with Estonia’s Luz Express/Simple Express.
To promote the new services, Postbus are offering introductory half price fares during March on services to and from the added destinations. Postbus has indicated that a further expansion programme will be announced in August/September, continuing the growth of the German intercity coach market.