29 May 2023, by Victoria Séveno

German long-distance rail operator FlixTrain has submitted a request to ProRail and the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to launch a new service between Germany and the Netherlands in 2024. 

New FlixTrain service between Oberhausen and Rotterdam

Operating out of Munich, the past several years have seen FlixTrain expand its services to include cities across Europe, including destinations in Switzerland, Sweden and Czechia. Now, the company is (finally) turning its attention to the Netherlands.

As Treinreiziger reports, FlixTrain has applied to operate an international rail service connecting Oberhausen in North Rhine-Westphalia with the Netherlands. The route would likely travel via a number of German cities before stopping in Arnhem, Utrecht, Amsterdam, The Hague and ultimately Rotterdam.

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While FlixTrain hopes to launch its first Dutch rail connection at the end of 2024, the operator’s sister company, FlixBus, has been active in the Netherlands since 2014, with services running via stations in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam, Breda, Tilburg, Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Arnhem and Groningen.

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