Derbyshire public transport news and notices
News affecting bus and train services in Derbyshire and details of new publications. You can also get information about disruption to bus and train services.
Subsidised bus services to continue
Bus passengers in Derbyshire are to keep services paid for by us as plans to cut public transport funding are reviewed. It had been proposed to withdraw funding for around 144 subsidised services from October 2017. Following consultation where more than 90% of respondents said they disagreed with the plan, we have now agreed to provide £3m to continue funding some of these services.
The future of individual services has yet to be decided but we will be working closely with operators to see if some can be run commercially. We will also continue to review the whole of the bus network, streamlining less well-used services by reducing their frequency and joining up other services to reduce duplication.
New Derbyshire Connect service
A new-style bus service is to go on trial in the wider Ashbourne area early next year. 'Derbyshire Connect' will be piloted from 13 February 2017. Passengers will need to book but will be able to travel at variable times, from and to anywhere within the Derbyshire Connect zone. This takes in many of Ashbourne's surrounding villages and including Wirksworth, making it a much more flexible service than a timetabled bus with fixed routes. More details about how to book will be announced shortly. Find out more on our news page.
New edition of the North-East Derbyshire bus timetable book
A new edition of the North-East Derbyshire bus timetable book, valid from November 2016, is now available. Copies are obtainable from local sales outlets for £2.50 − for details of local outlets, see the Timetable Sales Points list attached to this page. Copies are also available direct from the Public Transport Unit at £3.50 each, including postage. To order a copy please tel: 01629 536735 with your debit or credit card details.
New edition of the Mid and South Derbyshire bus timetable book
A new edition of the Mid and South Derbyshire bus timetable book, valid from September 2016, has been published. It will soon be available from local outlets for £2.50. For details of local outlets, please see the timetable sales points list attached to this page. Copies are also available from us at £3.50 each, including postage. To order a copy, please tel: 01629 536735 with your debit or credit card details. Please see the November 2016 amendment attached to this page.
New edition of the Peak District bus timetable book
A new March 2016 edition of the Peak District bus timetable book is now available from local outlets for £2.50. For details of local outlets, see the timetable sales points attached to this page. Copies are also available from us at £3.50 each, including postage. To order a copy, please tel: 01629 536735 with your debit or credit card details. Please see the amendment attached to this page.
Changes to the Derbyshire Wayfarer scheme
From 4 April 2016, High Peak Buses will no longer accept Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets on their commercially operated services, but will still accept them on any journey operated under contract to us.
The tickets will not be accepted on the following services:
- TP 'Transpeak' (except on Sundays and on the 8.15pm journey from Buxton and the 9.50pm journey from Derby)
- 199 'Skyline' (except between Newtown or New Mills and Buxton on Sundays and Bank Holidays)
- 61 (except on Sundays and on the 2pm from Glossop, the 4pm from Glossop on Saturdays, the 1pm from Buxton and the 3pm and 5.20pm journeys from Buxton on Saturdays)
- 69/A and 185/186.
For more information about this change, please contact High Peak Buses.
Changes to the b_line scheme
From 1 August 2015 there were changes to our b_line travel, discount and library card scheme for young people living in Derbyshire. It has been extended to include apprentices, young people on training courses and those working or looking for work, up to the age of 19, as well as school and college students. b_line1 cards are for 11 to 16-year-olds and b_line2 cards for 16 to 18 year-olds, who qualify for up to 25% off adult fares on local buses and trains.
Online bus timetable library
The online bus timetable library (opens in a new window) has downloadable timetables of Derbyshire bus services in PDF format.
This online library enables you to find the current timetables and to see new ones due to start in the near future.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
- Peak District timetable amendment November 2016 (1441KB)
- Mid and South Derbyshire timetable amendment November 2016 (713KB)
- Timetable sales points (63KB)