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The king of carpooling BlaBlaCar to sell train tickets

2021-04-20T22:10:54.600Z

The unicorn, which saw its activity drop by 30% in 2020 because of the Covid, has raised $ 115 million.



After carpooling and Macron coaches, BlaBlaCar is heading for the train.

But not like FlixMobility, its competitor in the bus segment, which operates train lines under its own brand in Germany.

"

We want to sell train tickets, for example from the SNCF in France, in addition to carpooling or bus trips

," says Nicolas Brusson, co-founder and general manager of BlaBlaCar.

Our ambition is to become the benchmark app for transport from 50 to 1,000 km.

"

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Active in 22 countries (France, Germany, Russia, Brazil, etc.), the French start-up intends first to launch the offensive in France.

From the start of 2022, we will be able to compare the price and duration of the same journey by train, carpooling or bus on the BlaBlaCar app.

And buy your ticket there.

In addition, at the start of 2023, the unicorn will offer the customer the option of combining a train ticket and a carpooling trip.

All on one ticket.

"

If a passenger wants to make a Paris-Sarzeau (Morbihan), he can book

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Source: lefigaro

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