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New Sunday Comet bus service to start on July 23

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Thu 13th July 2023

Comet bus services will run on Sundays from this weekend.

The bus service runs between Derby and Chesterfield, passing through Swanwick, Alfreton and Shirland.

At present, there is no Sunday service. However that will change on Sunday, July 23.

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The introduction of the new hourly service is thanks to new investment from Derbyshire County Council and the government.

The Comet bus service, run by trentbarton, is one of five bus services to benefit from new funding.

Councillor Charlotte Cupit, cabinet member for highways assets and transport at Derbyshire County Council, said: “This is positive news for anyone who relies on the bus to get around, and we hope this will help to make bus travel attractive to those who have yet to give it a go.

“These improvements are part of our wider £47m Bus Service Improvement Plan for Derbyshire and these new services follow on from the service extensions we’ve already announced elsewhere in the county.”

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Roads minister Richard Holden added: “Supporting Derbyshire County Council with providing more services across five key local routes is great for local residents, who will now be able to get around more easily and make the most of the fantastic work and leisure opportunities Derbyshire has to offer.”

You can view the timetable for the new Comet bus service here.

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