Deutsche Bahn and Arriva to launch new long-distance IC Bus service on 23 June from Germany to Belgium, via the Netherlands

LeicestershireEngland, 19-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bahn (DB), in conjunction with Arriva, will launch a new long-distance IC Bus service on 23 June from Germany to Belgium, via the Netherlands.

The new route, which will run from Dusseldorf to Antwerp, via Eindhoven, will be operated jointly by Arriva and DB Long-Distance and will see three departures and arrivals each day as part of the service which will give passengers new journey opportunities between the three cities.

A fleet of IC Bus-branded double-deck coaches will operate on the new cross-border service and will boast a variety of features for passengers including air conditioning, free wifi, power sockets and generous leg room.

The service integrates with existing DB rail links and ticketing is part of the transport provider’s extensive sales and services network with prices for a single journey starting at EUR 14. Discounts will also be available to BhanCard holders and children under 15 can travel free with a parent or guardian.

Timetable and ticketing information is available through Deutsche Bahn’s website. Tickets are also available from DB ticket machines, DB travel centres and through authorised agents in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Notes to editors:

  • Arriva is one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing nearly 56,000 people and delivering more than 1.5 billion passenger journeys every year.
  • We provide transport services including buses, trains, commuter coaches and waterbuses, and operate in 14 European countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
  • Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading passenger transport and logistics service providers. Headquartered in Sunderland, UK, Arriva is responsible for Deutsche Bahn’s regional passenger transport services outside Germany.

Contact: Group communications, Arriva plc on +44 (0)191 520 4106. For media enquiries outside of normal office hours, we can be contacted on our 24-hour media pager service on +44 (0)7623 920 615.

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