It will definitely not come as a surprise: Deutsche Bahn AG will finally withdraw from the long-distance bus business at the end of 2020. The so-called IC buses are being abandoned. This means that the second brand is also given up.
In 2016, Deutsche Bahn AG stopped long-distance bus services from its then subsidiary Berlin Linien Bus. The background to this was the strong competition, including with Flixbus. Within Germany, this provider was able to “earn” a quasi-monopoly because many competitors were bought up or left the market themselves.
In addition to a few international routes that are operated by Regiojet or other providers, for example, Flixbus is now a quasi monopoly in domestic German traffic. The few remaining routes that are not served by the green buses are very few. Most recently, the competitor Blablabus threw in the towel again and stopped driving for the second time on October 26, 2020 due to the corona pandemic. The restart is announced for spring 2021.