Northampton has been added to the FlixBus network after the scheduled coach operator entered into partnership with Nottingham operator Tiger European.
It comes after FlixBus reports seeing high demand for travel to and from Nottingham. Tiger European will run daily services between Nottingham and London, connected via Northampton.
The family-run business brings over 30 years of experience in the industry to the partnership, which represents a “step-change” for Tiger European as it diversifies its offering.
Says Dustej Singh Golar, General Manager of Tiger European: “We have seen a lot of positive stories around FlixBus’ growth this year, which prompted us to take action by joining the network and becoming part of its success.
“This will be our first experience of express coach services but we are impressed by the company’s upward trajectory and are delighted that the partnership provides opportunity for regular work, all year round. We can’t wait to begin our journey with FlixBus!”
Adds Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK: “As the fastest-growing coach provider in the country, we are delighted to bring Tiger European on board to broaden and develop our intercity network, as their values and ambitions align with ours.
“We are seeing high demand for travel to and from Nottingham, so we are keen to expand to this strategically important area of the UK.”
Recent expansion into the domestic Scottish market with McGill’s Buses means FlixBus now serves over 40 UK destinations on its UK network.
“The summer has been an overwhelming success for us, and we have achieved significant increases in demand and customers,” adds Mr Schorling. “This continues to fuel our desire to provide green, affordable travel to every corner of the UK.”