The Red Arrow bus service to Nottingham and X38 bus service to Burton were both identified as services that could be excluded from the national concessionary travel scheme.  The Council’s view is that both these services fall outside the Government’s definition of a local bus service and operate as express inter city style services.  Other bus services providing travel to Nottingham and Burton exist.

Following a consultation exercise with bus users, a full report was taken to Council Cabinet on 15th March 2017.

It was agreed that the Red Arrow bus service would be excluded from the concessionary fares scheme.  The last date for passengers to travel for free using their concessionary card will be Sunday 6th August 2017.  After this date, travel on the Red Arrow will be chargeable.

Concessionary Card holders can continue to travel between Derby and Nottingham for free on the following services:

Service Journey Time Bus Operator
i4 64-69 minutes Trent Barton
Indigo 85 minutes Trent Barton
Y5 82-87 minutes Your Bus

Free travel on the X38 between Derby and Burton will continue for concessionary fare holders.