Until the first lockdown in March 2020, the wagons of the Locomore train were valiantly in daily use for FlixTrain on the Berlin - Stuttgart route. Since FlixTrain started with a uniform new car fleet after the lockdown, the Locomore train has been looking for new permanent work ever since. This did not let us rest and so we are pleased that we were able to conclude a long-term user agreement with the owner of the train.
Our goal now is to make the train as a Locomore-extra train accessible to everyone who needs an extra train: for example for private parties and events, for company outings of all kinds, for any marketing campaigns. From the year 2023, we are also planning our own holiday charter services to various tourist destinations in Germany and Europe.
We are Berliner Bahnservice, the new company of Locomore founder Derek Ladewig. Here, some old colleagues from the environment of Locomore and Leo Express GmbH have come together again. Berliner Bahnservice provides a wide variety of services for various railways, including train accompaniment in passenger transport, shunting activities, mobile maintenance and train cleaning. We currently have around 35 employees and are counting on further growth (unsolicited applications are always welcome!).
Locomore was founded in 2007 and developed business models for private long-distance transport in competition with DB AG. Locomore initiated the joint venture Hamburg-Köln-Express (HKX) with RDC Germany. The HKX operated between Hamburg and Cologne from 2012 to 2016. Financed by a crowdfunding, the Locomore Berlin - Stuttgart was launched from December 2016 to May 2017 with passenger coaches specially modernized for Locomore. After an interruption due to insolvency, the Locomore train started again in August 2017 on the previous Berlin - Stuttgart connection with the new partners Leo Express and FlixTrain.
If you are interested in the story of the beginning of Locomore, you can find more here in the Archive.