Derby to benefit from £161m Transforming Cities Fund


Last weeks Budget announcement sees Derby standing to benefit from major infrastructure investments as part of a £161m Transforming Cities Fund.

The infrastructure commitments on Derby’s growth corridors include:

  • Smart Park & Ride Hubs – Development of three new ‘smart’ park and ride facilities with improved cycling and public transport links, upgraded RTI and waiting and electric charging facilities;

  • Mass Transit Link – establish Derby’s first dedicated mass transit link across the city by providing a high-quality electric Rapid Transit (eRT) route directly across the city centre, linking some key intra-city destinations and public areas. The eRT route will be a key investment in revitalising the public transport offer in Derby, providing a new and innovative service and experience, which will include extensive traffic-free routing;

  • Demand Responsive Transport service – supplementary DRT which will link the city centre and rail station to key employment sites including Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Pride Park which will provide an innovative alternative to car travel for commuters;

  • ‘Bus priority corridors’ – upgrading junctions, infrastructure and RTI at key junctions to improve bus reliability on major routes;

  • Cycle lane improvements along key routes to employment sites, including dedicated cycle lanes along Slack Lane, Raynesway, and Nottingham Road

  • Workplace Travel Service – continued funding to enable SMEs to make improvements, which encourage staff to make sustainable travel choices.

These changes are set to enhance the links between Derby and Nottingham and offers the opportunity to implement exciting changes, bringing mass transit to the city, and creating public transport innovations and transport experiences.


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