Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
Derby Bus Station is set to reopen on a phased approach from Monday (8 June), as
operators increase the number of services across the city and begin to return to
A number of restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of all users, and
passengers are asked to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.
The bus station will be open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 7.50am ahead of the
first service leaving at 8.00am, and will close immediately after the final service as
departed at 8.00pm. Sunday opening times have not yet been confirmed.
A one-way pedestrian flow will be in operation, so passengers will only be able to
enter the bus station from the Morledge entrance, and exit using the doors near the
The bus station will be used as a pick-up point only, and services coming back into
the city will drop off at on-street bus stops. Passengers are reminded to ensure
social distancing at all times, when leaving the bus onto the street.
The toilets, information office and shop will remain closed initially, however staff will
be available on the concourse to deal with any enquiries people may have.
To maintain social distancing on bus services, the seat capacity on all buses has
been reduced by operators to around 25%, and although the number of people using
public transport is expected to remain low, passengers are encouraged to only travel
if their journey is absolutely essential, and consider if their journey could be made at
non-peak times when it’s quieter. Passengers are also encouraged to use
contactless payment wherever possible.
Users are reminded to not travel at all if they are feeling unwell, or if they have had
coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days.
Details of the services returning to the bus station from Monday are detailed below.
Other services will continue to depart from on-street locations.
Bay No Service Operator
5 Red Arrow Trent Barton
9 Ilkeston Flyer
18 2, 2A, 2B, 2C
19 Sapphire 38
Passengers should check the operator’s website for up to date timetable information.
Councillor Matthew Holmes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration,
Planning and Transportation said: “It is encouraging that services are returning to
their normal timetables as much as possible, and we, alongside the operators, have
put in place appropriate measures to assist with social distancing, to ensure
passengers feel safe and confident when using the bus station and services. I would
like to remind residents and workers, that travel on public transport should only be
made if it is essential, and be mindful that the number of seats available has
drastically reduced, so, only to travel at peak-times if it is vital."
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