Subsidised bus services to continue in Derbyshire
Bus passengers in Derbyshire are to keep services paid for by Derbyshire County Council as plans to cut public transport funding are reviewed. It had been proposed to withdraw funding for around 144 subsidised services in Derbyshire from October 2017. Following consultation where more than 90% of respondents said they disagreed with the plan, Derbyshire County Council have now agreed to provide £3m to continue funding some of these services.
The future of individual services has yet to be decided but we will be working closely with Derbyshire County Council going forward. Derbyshire County Council will also continue to review the whole of their subsidised bus network, streamlining less well-used services by reducing their frequency and joining up other services to reduce duplication.