Tell us how Derby bus services can be improved

Published: 18 July 2022

Buses at Derby Bus Station

Bus services in Derby have faced significant challenges

Since the beginning of the pandemic, bus services in Derby and the rest of England have faced significant challenges.  

The Government launched the Bus Back Better, National Bus Strategy to enhance services across the country. Derby City Council has worked in partnership with bus operators and local stakeholders to develop an Enhanced Partnership Plan (EP) - showing how bus service improvements can be delivered to Derby. The Council wants to hear the public’s views on the proposals. 

The proposals cover a range of positive outcomes, including good access to all, ensuring areas are not over or under served by the local bus network. As well as affordable journeys and supporting bus operators in the transition to low emission and alternatively fuelled vehicles. The full list of desired outcomes can be found in the EP.

Councillor Steve Hassall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Decarbonisation and Strategic Planning & Transport, said:

The Bus Back Better, National Bus Strategy will help Derby City’s valued bus service recover from the effects of Covid, making the service more economical, accessible and environmentally friendly for our communities. 

The Council wants to hear from the public on the Enhanced Partnership Plan, and the survey will be open until midnight on Friday 16 September 2022.  

This is a revised scheme that is set to be reviewed by the Forum and Board every six months - while also listening to, and consulting with, the public to track its progress.  

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