Italian railway operator FS purchases Dutch transport provider Qbuzz.(www.railway-technology.com)

Italian railway operator FS purchases Dutch transport provider Qbuzz
Italy’s government-owned rail operator Ferrovie dello Stato’s (FS) bus unit Busitalia has signed a preliminary purchase agreement to acquire Dutch public transport provider Qbuzz.

Deals this week: Thales, SPL Powerlines, Budimex 
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UK DfT orders Govia Thameslink Railway to improve service on Southern Rail 
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has ordered Southern Rail franchise operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to invest an additional £13.4m to improve operational performance and overall passenger services.

Alstom to develop new traffic management tool for French rail network 
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