Sales Launch 11/11, Start of Operation 12/14 and review InnoTrans 2016
On Friday, November 11, we start the sales of our regular tickets on locomore.com. Ticket vouchers from startnext or from our own crowdfundingshop can then be converted into regular tickets. All tickets will include a seat reservation. Bookings can be made for journeys between 14 December 2016 and 20 June 2017.
Until our sales launch it is also possible to buy Early Bird Vouchers with extra discount on our crowdfunding shop at https://shop.locomore.com. Early Bird Vouchers for 50 € include 60 € of credit. For 100 € you can get 120 € of credit.
Currently, we focus on the start of service of our first train between Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hannover and Berlin, on the 14th of December 2016. To strengthen our activities in marketing and sales, we are happy for further support of our crowdfunding - via buying tickets, merchandise articles or via signing subordinated loans - have a look at https://locomore.com/investieren.
The presentation of our first coach was one of the highlights of Innotrans. Around 10 000 persons visited our exhibited coach at the world's most important trade fair for the railway industry.
Throughout the fair, we received invaluable feedback from visitors. As a crowdfunded company, it is in our DNA to take this feedback seriously to create an even better travel experience. And it's a pleasure to be in close contact with you, our fans and supporters.
See you at locomore.com or on board of our train from December 14!2016-06-03
Berlin – Hannover – Frankfurt – Stuttgart
Daily connection from December 14, 2016
It is done! We were able to finalise - after long negotiations - two of the most important contracts which enable us to provide our new train service between Stuttgart and Berlin.
With SRI Rail Invest GmbH, we signed jointly a rental contract for eight passenger carriages. These carriages will be modernised for our first line between Stuttgart and Berlin. People travelling with Locomore can now choose between different options. Besides the classic compartment wagons, there will be air-conditioned coaches which also contain a saloon area. In the saloon area new and modern seats offer another seating choice. Our coaches will run at a maximum speed of 200 km/h. All coaches provide tables, power sockets and WIFI.
We also finalised an agreement with the Swedish rail company Hector Rail which will be responsible for train operations. Hector Rail will run the daily operations with their own, modern Siemens locomotives (BR 182) and their own engine staff.
After we managed to secure 539.000 € as our basic financing via crowdfunding from October till May, the final start of our services is now determined. Unfortunately, we can not stick to the original plan to start in September. We will begin offering our services on Wednesday, 14th December 2016, shortly after the regular timetable change. Ticket sales are planned to start at the end of September. Then ticket vouchers which were bought via Startnext can be used for bookings, too.
Continuing our crowdfunding
In order to be able to increase our activities in sales and marketing, we will need more capital until the start of our services. From 1st of June on, we will continue our crowdfunding and offer the possibility to sign new subordinated loans with a total sum of 100.000 €. More information can be found at locomore.com/invest.2016-01-30
Startnext campaign over
Total funding threshold
Financing state (01/31/2016)