Qbuzz

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Qbuzz
Industry Public Transport
Founded April 2008
Headquarters Amersfoort, Netherlands
Key people
Rob van Holten; Leon Struijk
Website Qbuzz.nl
MAN Lion's City bus in Drachten in 2008.
Mercedes-Benz Integro in Utrecht CS in December 2013

Qbuzz is a public transport bus company in the Netherlands. It operates services in Utrecht, Drenthe, Groningen, and south-east Friesland.

Corporate[edit]

Qbuzz was founded in 2008 by two former directors of Connexxion. Having a 49% stake in Qbuzz upon foundation, NS obtained the remaining 51% in 2013, resulting in Qbuzz being a 100% daughter of NS.[1] Qbuzz has faced a number of legal challenges by established transport operators in the Netherlands.[2][3]

Services[edit]

Qbuzz started providing bus services in Friesland and Rotterdam; in 2009 it won the right to run bus services in Groningen and Drenthe from Arriva.[4] Since December 2011, Qbuzz operates the bus and tram services in Utrecht using the name U-OV.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NS obtains remaining share in Qbuzz
  2. ^ "’Qbuzz moest van de weg’". De Financiële Telegraaf. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  3. ^ "News from Groningen - Qbuzz Arriva and faced each other in court". RTVNoord.nl. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Nieuws uit Groningen - Qbuzz stoot Arriva van de troon". RTVNoord.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Qbuzz wins Utrecht sneltram concession". Railway Gazette International. 26 October 2010. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Qbuzz at Wikimedia Commons