To assist those researching the history of bus services in the Chesterfield area, we are gradually adding links to scans of some of the bus timetables produced by the various bus companies that operated in North Derbyshire
The timetables below are for services that operated prior to 1981 – please click on the picture of the cover below to see the timetable.
For timetables produced after 1981, please click here.
Initially, the majority of the timetables on this page will mainly be from the 1970s, but we have also included a few from the post war period wher available. For completeness, we have also included links to the “Timetable World” website which contains several timetables published by major operators in the late 1960s, plus vintage timetables for rail services as well.
If you are able to assist us by providing other timetables for the years prior to 1981 that we can scan without damaging, then we would be very interested to hear from you – please contact the Transpire Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
Please note that to keep the keep the size of the PDF files down, indexes, adverts, conditions of carriage and timetables of services outside the Chesterfield / Peak District area may not have been scanned. Please also be aware that timetables marked # in the description are held on other organisation’s websites, so clicking on the picture of the timetable will take you directly to that website.
Chesterfield Corporation Transport
East Midland Motor Services
Note: Although the publications below covered all bus services operated by East Midland, timetables have only been reproduced here for services operating in the Chesterfield, Bolsover and Clowne areas. However, copies of timetables for other East Midland services can be provided on request.
Services in Matlock & the Peak District
(including, Hulleys, Silver Service and Trent)
In addition, a copy of the North Western timetable for 1967 (including services in Matlock and the Peak District) can be found on the Timetable World website.
Trent Motor Traction & Midland General in the Chesterfield area
Note: Although the publications below covered all bus services operated by Trent and Midland General in the area concerned, we have have only reproduced timetables for services operating in the Chesterfield and Clay Cross areas. However, copies of timetables for other Midland General and Trent services can be provided on request. Timetables for jointly operated service 63 from Chesterfield to Nottingham, can be found in the East Midland timetable book.
Further details of Midland General bus services can be found on the excellent Midland General Omnibus website which includes maps of that company’s services in the 1950s and 60s.
In addition, a copy of the combined Mansfield District / Midland General timetable for 1969 can be found on the Timetable World website.
Sheffield Transport, Rotherham Corporation & South Yorkshire PTE in the Chesterfield area
Prior to 1986, South Yorkshire PTE and its prececessors Sheffield Transport and Rotherham Corporation, also operated into Chesterfield, but only on services that were jointly operated with other companies. Copies of services from Sheffield to Chesterfield via Dronfield can therefore be found in the Chesterfield Transport timetable books, whilst those for service 10 from Chesterfield to Rotherham can be found in the East Midland timetables.
Other Operators in the Chesterfield area