New Derbyshire Bus Wayfarer ticket introduced

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A new ticket is set to offer unlimited bus travel across Derbyshire from £6 a day for young people or £8 for adults. Available from 24 April 2023, the new ‘Derbyshire Wayfarer’ tickets form part of a range of improvements for bus travel in the county, funded by the Government. They will be accepted by all bus operators in Derbyshire, and have been introduced following the award of £47 million of Government funding to improve the region’s bus services as part of its Bus Service Improvement Plan.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal said: “These new tickets are great news for everyone who currently uses the bus. We hope they will tempt more people to give the bus a go. For a small sum of money you can travel all across the county, making it cheaper and easier to get to work, to visit some of our wonderful tourist attractions or perhaps pop to see friends and family.

“This new discounted travel scheme is one of a large number of improvements that we will be making to bus travel in Derbyshire and we are grateful for the financial support from the Government.”

Roads minister Richard Holden commented: “People up and down the country deserve a modern, reliable, and affordable public transport system. That is why we have provided Derbyshire County Council with £47 million to boost its bus services. Supporting all bus operators in Derbyshire with providing unlimited bus travel for as little as £6 is great for local residents, who will now benefit and be able to make the most of the fantastic work, business and leisure opportunities Derbyshire has to offer.”

Group day tickets are also available at £15.50 for a group of up to 2 adults and 3 children, whilst seven day tickets will cost £33 for adults or £24.60 for children. The current ‘Derbyshire Wayfarer’ ticket which is valid on buses and trains will become the Derbyshire Wayfarer Bus & Train ticket.