If you are living in Derby and have a disability you may be entitled to a free off-peak bus pass, known in Derby and Derbyshire as the 'Gold Card'.
The Gold Card offers:
There is also a Gold Card available for older people.
Here are some of the reasons you may apply for a Gold Card:
|Reason for application||Proof we need to see|
|You are blind or partially sighted.||Registration card or eye specialist letter.|
|You are profoundly or severely deaf.||Registration card or audiology clinic report.|
|You are without speech.||Report from speech and language therapy clinic.|
|You have a learning disability.||Form stamped and signed by Adult Social Services.|
|You have no arms or the loss of use of both arms.||Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist report.|
|You cannot drive on medical grounds or would be refused a driving licence.||Letter from the DVLA - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, a consultant's report or relevant form signed by the Mental Health Trust.|
|You have a disability or have had a disability injury that affects your ability to walk.||Higher rate mobility part of the Living Allowance notification letter, War Pensions mobility supplementary notification letter, Blue Badge, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist report.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Notification, where the applicant has been awarded at least eight points against either the PIP 'Moving around' and/or 'Communicating verbally' activities.
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 to three weeks.
You can see a list of discounts available from your local library.
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 at The Council House.
From 1st July 2019 ticket machines on buses throughout Derby and Derbyshire will be able to detect cancelled Gold Cards.
A gold card may have been cancelled because:
If your card has not worked the driver may let you travel for free but will advise you to get a new card. If you have a card because of your age you can apply for a Gold Card online.
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 in person at our Customer Service Centre at The Council House on Corporation Street.
From 1 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