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Disruptions to bus and train services

Information about disruption to public transport.


Train service disruption

Up-to-date information about disruption to train services is available from National Rail, which also has real-time departure information for all stations in Derbyshire.

The East Midlands Railway, Cross Country Trains and Northern Railway websites also offer current information about problems with their services.

Bus service disruption

For details of disruption to bus services, please visit Traveline where summaries of disruption due to road closures or other emergencies are available.

The Traveline journey planner will also show details of changes to services resulting from road closures or diversions.

Most bus companies provide details of disruption to their services on their own websites, and some (including Arriva Midlands, Hulleys, TM Travel and Trentbarton) will also offer up-to-date information on Facebook during adverse weather.

During periods of disruption due to bad weather BBC Derby has information about travel difficulties.

Whaley Bridge Road Closure at Buxton Road Railway Bridge from Monday 16 January until Friday 31 March 2023

Service 60 will operate in 2 halves:

  • Macclesfield to Chapel every 2 hours, extended from Horwich End to Chapel to allow better at stop connection with services 61 and 199 for passengers north of the closure - most journeys will run via Shallcross to cover service 190, one afternoon journey will extend to Dove Holes for Chapel High School
  • Hayfield to Whaley Bridge slightly revised hourly as currently, but all buses will operate the full Stoneheads loop to turn round

Service 61 will operate as a through service but the frequency will be reduced to every 90 minutes on Monday to Saturdays but irregularly on Sundays. Most buses will serve Whaley Bridge centre turning via a half loop of Stoneheads to Jodrell Road and Hockerly Lane only. Buses will join the A6 via the Sheffield Road slip road (not Hayfield Road).

Service 61 will no longer operate on Sundays after 29 January 2023.

Service 190 will operate a normal timetable but journeys will terminate at Stoneheads (same as route 61). Shallcross will not be served by service 190 but residents can use the revised service 60.

Service 199 the timetable will be unchanged but buses will not serve Cockyard, Tunstead Milton, Horwich End or the main part of Chapel or Whaley Bridge. Buses from Buxton will run as normal to Market Street but instead of continuing on Market Street to Cockyard it will turn right into Hayfield Road at Town End (by the flower shop) head north on Hayfield Road, right onto the A624, then rejoin the A6 at the Aldi roundabout and run on the A6 road until the normal route is picked up at Bridgemont. Buses from Manchester will operate the reverse.

Chapel-en-le Frith: The Old Pack Horse (on Market St), Town Hall, Kings Arms, New Inn and Ecclesfold stops will not be served for the duration of the closure. Passengers will need to walk down to the Town End stop on Hayfield Road (opposite Fosters Fine Food & Flowers) or Burrfields Road stop for travel towards Manchester, or Town End stop on Hayfield Road East (opposite the back of the Old Pack Horse) for travel to Buxton.

Chapel High School: In the morning there will be one trip departing Buxton Market Place at 7:40am arriving at Chapel High School for 8:08am, where the bus will turn around in the grounds and return to A6 using Sheffield Road slip.

Bridgemont: The bus will continue to serve Bridgemont, but will only be able to serve the Crescent Drive stops on the A6.

Further information: passengers from Whaley Bridge will need to get to the A6 to catch service 199 (Crescent Drive, Bridgemont is the closest stop). Services 60 and 60A provide 2 buses per hour from Whaley Bridge to this stop (or to Newtown if heading north) whilst service 61 also provides a trip every 90 minutes.

For passengers travelling to Buxton, service 61 provides a 90 minute frequency direct bus from Whaley Bridge avoiding the need to change bus.

The council depot stop will be used by service 199 towards Buxton as normal. This stop will also be served by service 61 buses travelling north to Whaley Bridge and Glossop.

Horwich End passengers will need to get to either Chapel Town End using services 60 or 61 or Buxton Town Centre to connect with service 199.

There will be new timetables and notices posted at all bus stops in Whaley Bridge, Horwich End, Tunstead Milton, Cockyard, and Chapel. The notices will provide more information about the services calling at each stop for the duration of the closure or the nearest stop passengers need to use. Smartphone users will be able to scan the QR codes on the notices and be directed to the High Peak website where all the revised timetables can be viewed, or to Google Maps pin-pointing stop locations. Further information can also be found from High Peak buses.

Shuttle Bus: From 23 January 2023 and for the duration of the closure a Shuttle Bus will operate from Whaley Bridge Rail Station via the A6 Bypass, Chapel, Tunstead Milton and Horwich End to Whaley Bridge primary school. This will be provided by Centrebus on behalf of Network Rail.  The Shuttle Bus will provide a largely hourly service every day but with fewer journeys on Saturdays and Sundays. The timetable can be found at https://derbysbus.info/

Road closure until Friday 31 March 2023: Derwent Way, Matlock, affecting bus services 6.1, 110, 111 and Transpeak

Due to flood defence works, Derwent Way in Matlock will be closed to all traffic. Matlock Interchange will also be closed.

Matlock Bridge will be open to 2-way traffic.

Northbound Transpeak services will cross the bridge and call at the bus station (stand D). Buses will then turn right onto Bakewell Road and pick up their normal route towards Darley Dale at the A6 roundabout just after McDonald's.

Southbound Transpeak services will operate as normal to stop B outside Marks & Spencer, then cross Matlock Bridge which will be open.

Trent northbound service 6.1 and Hulleys services 110 and 111 will also divert away from Matlock interchange over the river bridge direct to Bakewell Road.