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Derbyshire public transport news and notices

News affecting bus and train services in Derbyshire. You can also get information about disruption to bus and train services.

Bus users survey

As part of our Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) you can give your views on bus services in the county until 18 March 2024.

Demand responsive bus service

On Monday 19 February 2024, a new type of bus service called Travel Derbyshire On Demand was launched. This service is for people who do not have access to an alternative bus service, or whose local journeys require them to change from one bus service to another.

The operating area covers the districts of North East Derbyshire and Bolsover and the borough of Chesterfield. Residents of these areas can book journeys which begin and end in the operating area. Outside the operating area, residents may also travel directly to Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield and Alfreton railway station.

Journeys can be booked through the app or tel: 01773 317173.

Dracan Village taxi link

A free Monday to Saturday daytime taxi link to and from the developing Dracan Village to Diamond Bus services 21 and 22 has been introduced. Details are available at:Dracan Village Bus — Drakelow Go

Central government funding for zero emission buses

The government has announced a further round of the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area, (ZEBRA) funding programme. This will provide a total of £129 million nationally to support the introduction of new Zero Emission Buses (ZEBS) during the 2023 to 2024 and 2024 to 2025 financial years. Of this, £25 million will initially be reserved for proposals to introduce zero emission buses in rural areas, recognising the additional challenges rural areas may bring.

The funding will cover up to 75% of the difference in cost between a conventional diesel bus and zero emission bus and up to 75% of the cost of charging or refuelling infrastructure.

We've worked with Stagecoach Yorkshire, to submit a bid for funding to introduce 57 electric buses onto bus services in Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire. We expect the government will make an announcement on which councils will receive ZEBRA funding in March 2024 with the new buses entering service in early 2025.

From Monday 30 October until further notice

Service 81 Bolsover – Shuttlewood - Woodthorpe - Mastin Moor - Staveley

Vectare Buses will be operating route 81 on a temporary basis on our behalf. The service will operate to a revised route and timetable on weekdays only. Markham Vale and Poolsbrook is served by Stagecoach services 90 and 90a.

The temporary timetable is available on public transport in Derbyshire.

Bus only Wayfarer ticket

Read more about the bus only Wayfarer ticket.


Up-to-date timetable information can be found at public transport in Derbyshireor by visiting individual bus operators' websites.

National Bus Strategy

As part of our response to the government's new National Bus Strategy we have produced a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) which is available on public transport in Derbyshire setting out our ambitious plans to change bus services for the better in Derbyshire from 2022/23.

The BSIP contains a variety of proposals including:

  • measures to improve bus service reliability and journeys times
  • improvements in the frequency and hours of operation of key services
  • new ticketing arrangements to make bus travel more affordable and integrated
  • an expansion in the number of areas where demand responsive transport services are available
  • improvements to bus service information including an increase in the number of roadside electronic real time information signs at bus stops
  • measures to improve integration between different bus services and between bus and rail including the development of transport hubs at key locations to help bring services together

The BSIP sets out the programme for how these measures will be introduced over the 5 years up to 2027/28 and the funding we are asking government to provide to help pay for them.

Bus timetable publications

We've suspended the publication of our timetable books due to the frequent changes to bus services.