|Founder||Rob van Holten|
|Revenue||EUR213 million (2016)|
|EUR9 million (2016)|
|Owner||Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane|
Number of employees
Qbuzz is a public transport company in the Netherlands that operates services in Utrecht, Drenthe and Groningen. Founded in 2008, it was a 100% subsidiary of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (the Dutch National Railway Operator) between 2013 and 2017. It is currently owned by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (the Italian National Railway Operator).
Qbuzz was founded in 2008 by former Connexxion directors Rob van Holten and Leon Struijk. Having initially had a 49% shareholding, Nederlandse Spoorwegen purchased the remaining 51% in April 2013.
In March 2015, Qbuzz was awarded a 15-year concession to operate services in the Limburg region from December 2016. However, after the discovery of irregularities during the tender process, the contract was awarded to Arriva.
In December 2009, Qbuzz won the concession to operate bus services in Groningen and Drenthe until December 2019. In December 2011, Qbuzz began operating the bus and sneltram services in Utrecht trading as U-OV until December 2023.
In January 2018 Qbuzz was selected by the province of Zuid-Holland as preferred bidder for a contract which combines the operation of MerwedeLingelijn train service on the Geldermalsen - Dordrecht route with the provision of local bus services. On 9 December 2018, Qbuzz officially took over services from Arriva on the MerwedeLingeLijn.
As at March 2016, Qbuzz operated 686 buses and 27 trams.
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