The introduction of a new high-speed connection between Berlin and Munich in December has since witnessed a surge in passenger numbers recorded on the route, Deutsche Bahn announced on Friday. And more new connections between the two cities are coming, both on public and private vectors.
The Berlin-Munich route. Business, travel, and fun
At this time, Berlin and Munich are 623 km apart. The ICE Sprinter will link the two cities at speeds of up to 300 km/h on the new high-speed line. The journey time will be shortened by 2 hours to around 3:55 hours. The ICE Sprinters will depart from Berlin and Munich three times a day, at 6 am 12 noon and 6 pm from both. This makes convenient day trips possible.
Two million people traveled between the two German cities during the period, marking a more than two-fold increase compared with numbers recorded by the state-owned enterprise on the older route. Demand had hereby outpaced the expectations of the German National Railway Company which announced an increase in the number of daily fast connections between Berlin and Munich from six to ten in the course of the year.
The commercial success experienced by the state-owned enterprise on its new flagship route has also drawn attention from other providers of railway services in Germany. The private-sector company Flixtrain has recently filed a request with regulators to operate its own daily connection between Berlin and Munich from December onwards.
New high-speed rail connecting Berlin, Munich doubles passenger numbers – http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-06/15/c_137256855.htm
The new Berlin-Munich high-speed line – Travel by train between Berlin and Munich in record time – https://www.bahn.com/en/view/trains/long-distance/vde8.shtml
Go Euro – Trains from Berlin to Munich – https://www.goeuro.com/trains_from_berlin_to_muenchen
FlixBus – Berlin/Munich – Largest bus network in Europe – https://global.flixbus.com/bus-routes/bus-berlin-munich/