BIDs Secure Travel Discount for City Centre Workers

The Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have negotiated a special deal with bus company Arriva for people working in the two BID areas.

Employees at hundreds of businesses located in the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID areas can now travel to and from work with discounted monthly tickets on Arriva buses – saving them up to £310 a year on standard fares.

Travel is unlimited - seven days a week - and two children can also travel free with the ticket holder at weekends and bank holidays.

The discount travel is available online at or

Martin Langsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter BID and Helen Wathall, chair of St Peters Quarter BID said: “The BID works closely with the local authority and public transport operators to improve access to the city centre.

“As well as helping to reduce the cost of commuting to work this should hopefully encourage more people to use buses and ease congestion on the roads at busy times of the day.

“This is a great deal for people working in the BID areas – regardless of the business, whether they are full or part time or even temporary staff. 

“One of the major aims for both the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter is to support businesses and their staff.  This announcement again shows what can be achieved collaboratively under a BID.”

Ian Davis, Business to Business Manager at Arriva Midlands Said “Arriva are committed to providing quality and affordable transport throughout Derby and are pleased that by partnering with the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID’s we are able to ensure even more people are able to benefit from cost effective bus travel.

“The Travel Club scheme is designed to ensure that employers can pass on huge savings to their staff, whilst also putting a greater emphasis on greener methods of transport such as bus travel, which is currently forming an integral part of many business’ sustainability agendas.”

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