Save even more money on multi operator bus travel with the new 7 and 28 day spectrum saver tickets

How does it work?

Customers can now buy better value 7 day or 28 day advance tickets from the bus station information office. You can make as many journeys as you want on any participating services within the city during the 7 day/28 day period. Customers can then continue to top up additional saver tickets at the bus station or on participating Arriva, trentbarton, Notts and Derby, Kinch Bus or Your Bus.

At the start of each new day of travel, customers will simply need to place their Spectrum card on the bus ticket machine to activate that days travel. There is no need to touch off when you get off the bus. Every time you board a new bus service during the day, you will need to do the same thing.

How do I get one?

7 day and 28 day smart cards are initially available to buy from the bus station information office. Users can then continue to top up on any participating bus service.

How much will it cost?

1 day      £3.80
7 day     £16 (40% saving – just £2.29 per day)
28 day  £55 (48% saving – just £1.96 per day)

1 day      £4.35
7 day     £18 (41% saving – just £2.57 per day)
28 day  £64 (47 saving – just £2.29 per day)

1 day    £5.80
7 day    £24 (41% saving – just £3.43 per day)
28 day £85 (48% saving – just £3.04 per day)

(Savings compared to buying 7 or 28 single day tickets)

What bus services can I use it on?

Any bus  (except those excluded below) operated by Arriva, trentbarton, Notts and Derby, Your Bus and Kinch Bus in the Derby City area only and the built up area of South Derbyshire immediately adjacent to the boundary of Shardlow Road, Stenson Fields and Radbourne Lane.

Excluded services

Spectrum tickets cannot be used on any of the following services:

  • All travel outside of the Derby city boundary
  • Coach or National Express
  • X38
  • Red Arrow, Comet, Zoom and 6X
  • Notts & Derby X17, X52, X60 and X63
  • trentbarton and Your Bus evening buses (departing the city centre after midnight and before 5.00am)
  • All football specials.

What if I lose or damage my card?

Go to the bus station information office, where a member of staff will be able to issue you with a new card. Unfortunately any credit on your lost card can not be transferred.

Can anybody use my card?

Yes, family and friends can share the card too, so when you’re not using it they can.

How much money can I put on my card?

  • 1 day ticket – up to 10 top ups in one purchase
  • 7 day ticket – up to 4 top-ups in one purchase
  • 28 day ticket – up to 4 top-ups in one purchase

Can I continue to buy the paper Spectrum ticket on the bus as I do now?

The paper version of the single day ticket will only be available to purchase up until Saturday 28th January 2017.  After this day you will only be able to use a Spectrum smart card.

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