People who reach the state pension retirement age (depending on your date of birth) are entitled to a free off-peak bus pass, known in Derby and Derbyshire as the Gold Card. It can also be used as a discount and library card.
The Gold Card offers:
You are no longer automatically eligible for a Gold Card on your 60th birthday. The date you can apply has changed to bring age related benefits, like free bus travel, in line with the State Pension age increasing for women as well as men. These changes have been made across England and affect anyone born on or after 6th April 1950 to 5th April 1955. To find out when you can apply please use the State Pension age calculator. You can apply for a Gold Card two weeks before your State Pension age entitlement date.
If you were born after 5th April 1955 you can apply when you are 66.
You can pick up an application form from our Customer Services centre at The Council House on Corporation Street.
You can have your photo taken free of charge by the Customer Service Centre at The Council House. Once you've had it taken, hand in your form, proof of age and proof of address.
You can also send the form, a passport size photo and copies of your proof of age and address to us by post.
Your card will be posted to you within two weeks.
You can also see an online discounts list on Derbyshire County Council's website. Use the left hand menu to search by area, product or keyword.
There is a £5 charge to replace a lost pass. You can pay in person at the Customer Service Centre.
Your replacement card will be posted to you within two to three weeks.
Most Gold Cards are valid for up to five years but many will start to expire in the coming months.
Check the expiry date on your card now. If it's due to expire in the next two months you can renew your card online.
Please note that from 25th September 2017, there will be no automatic renewals. Card holders will need to renew online.
From 1st July 2017, free travel will no longer be available on the Red Arrow bus service for concessionary card holders. Passengers can continue to travel for free on the following services that run between Derby and Nottingham:
|Service||Journey Time||Bus Operator|
|i4||64-69 minutes||Trent Barton|
|Indigo||85 minutes||Trent Barton|
|Y5||82-87 minutes||Your Bus|