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German Railways Acquire Call-a-Bike

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MUNICH, Germany (1 july) – The Munich-based bicycle rental system Call-a-Bike was recently acquired by DBRent, a 100% subsidiary of the German railways “Deutsche Bahn”. Since the end of last year the young “urban mobility company” was in insolvency and searching for a new investor. With Call-a-Bike Deutsche Bahn will offer more mobility. According to […]

MUNICH, Germany (1 july) – The Munich-based bicycle rental system Call-a-Bike was recently acquired by DBRent, a 100% subsidiary of the German railways “Deutsche Bahn”. Since the end of last year the young “urban mobility company” was in insolvency and searching for a new investor. With Call-a-Bike Deutsche Bahn will offer more mobility. According to Hartmut Mehdorn, general manager of Deutsche Bahn, it opens “the travel chain before and after entering the train”. Beside bicycle rentals Deutsche Bahn will in the near future also count on a car rental system. All these actions are part of a larger restructuring campaign. This September Deutsche Bahn will re-start Call-a-Bike again in Munich. With the help and support of franchisers it plans to spread this bicycle rental system to all German cities with a population of more than 50,000 and also to several tourist centers. Christian Hogl, founder and of Call-a-Bike, will remain as general manager of DBRent’s bicycle rental division. Compared with last year’s Call-a-Bike rental prices will double. Basic fee will be DEM 3,60 plus DM 0,06 per kilometer. Attractive price reductions will be available for holders of the so-called Bahn-Card. (JB)

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