HKX Hamburg - Köln Express

Wikipedia: "Hamburg-Köln-Express GmbH (HKX) is a Berlin-based open-access train operating company aiming to offer long-distance railway passenger services in Germany. It was founded in October 2009 as a joint venture by RDC Deutschland GmbH, an affiliate of USA-based Railroad Development Corp., Locomore rail GmbH & CO. KG, and British railway investor Michael Schabas.

HKX plans to operate regular services between Hamburg and Cologne. The journey time would be similar to that of existing IC or ICE services operated by DB, but the intention is to charge lower fares. HKX began selling tickets on 4 July 2012 for travel from 23 July 2012. Initially there will be one trip each way per day Monday to Wednesday, serving six intermediate stations. From Thursday to Sunday there are to be three trains per day each way, including a late night "Mitternachts-Express" (Midnight Express) on Sundays, reaching Hamburg at 01.00 the following morning. Fares range from €20 to €60, and the end-to-end journey time will be about four hours. The launch services will be operated with former Rheingold coaches hauled by leased electric locos

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