Improvements to local bus services

Bus service changes from December 2017

The following is a full list of all Lancashire County Council's network of tendered local bus services, with those being revised from 11 December 2017 or proposed 12 February 2018 as detailed:-

Lancaster services
Preston, Fylde & Wyre services
Preston, South Ribble, Chorley & West Lancashire services
Ribble Valley, Burnley & Pendle services
Rossendale services

Lancaster services

Service 1 - Lancaster Caton Road Park & Ride
Service 1 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Ltd will operate this service on our behalf. 

Service 18 - Lancaster East Circular
Service 18 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Stagecoach in Lancaster will operate this service on our behalf.

Service 33 - Morecambe - Bare Circular
Service 33 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Ltd will operate this service on our behalf.

Service 51 - Carnforth – Silverdale
Service 51 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 560 KB)
The timetable will be revised to maintain links with train times, also providing a later return journey through to Carnforth.  Journeys will continue to operate generally hourly within Silverdale and 2 hourly through to Carnforth.
Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Ltd will operate this service on our behalf

Service 89 - Lancaster – Glasson Dock – Pilling – Knott End
Service 89 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 544 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised to improve overall reliability, with all journeys serving Royal Lancaster Infirmary main entrance as standard.  Journeys will continue to operate every 90 minutes.
Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Ltd will operate the service on our behalf.

Lancaster – Lune Valley – Kirkby Lonsdale
Lancashire County Council is continuing to work with bus operators to develop a sustainable option to restore a daytime service link for Gressingham, Arkholme & Whittington and the Lune Valley as a whole.

Preston, Fylde & Wyre services

Service 74  - Poulton – Blackpool
This service will be withdrawn and replaced by new Services 76 & 77.

Service 75 - Preston – Kirkham – Poulton – Cleveleys – Fleetwood
Service 75 timetable leaflet
 (PDF 642 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised between Thornton and Fleetwood to additionally serve Cleveleys and Pheasants Wood.
The new hourly frequency will better link Fleetwood and Thornton-Cleveleys with Kirkham and Preston providing greater opportunities for people to use public transport throughout the route.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 76 - Lytham – Kirkham – Great Eccleston – Poulton – Blackpool
Service 77 - Preston – Inskip – Great Eccleston – Poulton – Blackpool
Service 77A - Preston – Inskip – Great Eccleston – Myerscough
Service 76/77/77A timetable leaflet
 (PDF 642 KB)
These new Fylde Villager bus Services 76/77/77A will restore rural village links and improve frequencies, across Fylde, Wyre and Preston. This will replace the existing Service 80 Preston – Myerscough. A number of benefits include:

  • Improved service for Wrea Green, restoring the direct link to Lytham and Victoria Hospital;
  • Improved frequency between Great Eccleston, Elswick, Inskip and Preston whilst restoring a service for Fulwood Hoyles Lane and Cadley Mill Lane;
  • Improved frequency linking through Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Rotala Preston Bus will operate these services on our behalf

Service 80 - Preston – Inskip – Great Eccleston – Myerscough
This service will be withdrawn and incorporated within new Services 77 & 77A. 

Preston, South Ribble, Chorley & West Lancashire services

Service 1 - Preston – Walton-le-Dale Park & Ride
Service 1 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf.  Longer opening times to help with the shopping in the run up to Christmas will be provided – see separate advert.

Service 5/6 - Ormskirk Town Services
Current timetable: Service 5 timetable webpage / Service 6 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Rotala Preston Bus will operate these services on our behalf.

Service 13 - Preston – Penwortham
This service will be withdrawn and replaced by new Service 114.

Service 24A - Chorley - Wheelton - Brinscall - Abbey Village - (Blackburn)
Service 24A timetable webpage
There are no changes to this service provided in partnership with Chorley Borough Council.
General frequency retained at 90 minutes for Monday to Saturday evening and hourly for Sunday daytime.
Stagecoach in Merseyside & South Lancashire will operate this service on our behalf.

Service 29 - Preston – Frenchwood Circular
Service 29 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 407 KB)
The new Service 29 will maintain the hourly link between Preston and Frenchwood, to allow improvements to Service 112.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 109B - Chorley – Astley Village – Chorley Hospital
Service 109B timetable 
(currently 109A)
This service will be renumbered from 109A, however there are no changes to the route and timetable, provided in partnership with Chorley Borough Council.
General frequency retained at 90 minutes for Monday to Saturday evening and hourly for Sunday daytime.
Stagecoach in Merseyside & South Lancashire will operate this service on our behalf.

Service 112 - Preston – Bamber Bridge – Clayton Brook – Leyland
Service 112 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 809 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised extending the service through to Leyland via Walton Summit, Clayton Brook and Runshaw College, offering better links for Bamber Bridge and the wider community.
To allow for the extension to Leyland, it will no longer serve Sainsburys, however alternative supermarkets are served on the route.  Frenchwood will be served by new Service 29.
The service will operate generally every hour, and when combined with Service 114, provides improved services up to every 30 minutes between Clayton Brook and Leyland.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 114 - Preston – Penwortham – Leyland – Clayton Brook – Chorley
Service 114 timetable leaflet (PDF 809 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised extending the service through to Preston from Leyland via Moss Side, Midge Hall, Farington Moss (Croston Road), Whitestake and Penwortham (to reinstate previously withdrawn commercial Service 115 and incorporate Service 13, which served Penwortham Manor Lane to Preston).
This will restore public transport across a wide area of South Ribble linking to Preston and Chorley, including Chorley Hospital and the Industrial Estate at Moss Side to help people access health services and get to work. This will replace the existing Service 13 Preston – Penwortham.
The service will operate generally every hour, and when combined with Service 112, provides improved services up to every 30 minutes between Clayton Brook and Leyland.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 312 - Skelmersdale – Appley Bridge - Wrightington
Service 313 - Skelmersdale – Birch Green – Ashurst – Parbold – Burscough
Current timetable: Service 312 / Service 313
There will be no changes and Rotala Preston Bus will operate these services on our behalf.

Service 337 - Chorley – Eccleston – Croston – Burscough – Ormskirk
Service 347 - Chorley – Eccleston – Croston – Rufford – Southport
Service 337/347 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 612 KB)
The route and timetable of Service 347 will be revised and Service 337 introduced to restore rural village links and improve frequencies across Chorley and West Lancashire to Southport and Ormskirk. A number of benefits include:

  • Improved service for Croston and Eccleston, restoring the direct link to Chorley;
  • Improved frequency between Mawdesley, Croston, Eccleston and Chorley;
  • Service 337 will additionally serve Burscough Industrial Estate, providing public transport access to this employment area.

Rotala Preston Bus will operate these services on our behalf

Ormskirk – Western Parishes – Southport
LCC is continuing to work with bus operators to develop a sustainable option to restore a daytime service link between Ormskirk, Haskayne, Halsall, Shirdley Hill & Southport.

Ribble Valley, Burnley & Pendle services

Service 2 - Clitheroe – Henthorn/Low Moor Circular
Service 2 timetable leaflet
 (PDF 536 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised to run between Clitheroe and Henthorn/Low Moor sections of route, no longer serving Peel Park.  Peel Park will be better served by new Service 4.  Service 2 will continue to run every 30 minutes. 
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 3 - Clitheroe – Pimlico – Chatburn – Sawley
Service 3 timetable leaflet
 (PDF 536 KB)
This new service will maintain the link between Clitheroe and Sawley, replacing Service 7A and restoring the service for Pimlico Road.  The service will run every 2 hours off-peak.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 4 - Clitheroe – Peel Park Circular
Service 4 timetable leaflet
 (PDF 536 KB)
New Service 4 will provide a more comprehensive service for Peel Park.  The service will run every hour.
Boomerang Travel Ltd will operate this service on our behalf

Service 5 - Clitheroe – Whalley – Ribchester – Longridge – Chipping
Service 5 timetable leaflet
 (PDF 976 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised to serve the new Barrow Brook development off the A59, and no longer serve Peel Park, which will be better served by the new Service 4.  The service will continue to run up to every 90 minutes.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Services 7/7A - Clitheroe – Chatburn – Barley – Blacko – Nelson
This service will be withdrawn and replaced by new Services 3, 66 & 67.

Service 8 - Nelson – Lomeshaye – Carr Hall 
This service will be withdrawn and replaced by new Service 66.

Service 9 - Nelson – Brierfield Circular
Service 9  amendment 
(PDF 59 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised to additionally serve Kings Causeway and Halifax Road with extra journeys.  Holmeswood Coaches will operate this service on our behalf.
In February 2018, this service will be withdrawn and replaced by new Service 95A.

Service 14 - Burnley – Clifton Farm Circular
Service 14  amendment 
(PDF 63 KB)
The route and timetable will be revised to run only between Burnley and Clifton Farm.  Sycamore Avenue will be better served by the new Services 64/65.  Holmeswood Coaches will operate this service on our behalf.
In February 2018, this service will be enhanced to include additional peak time journeys.

Service 15 - Burnley – Rose Hill Circular
Service 15 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Holmeswood Coaches will operate this service on our behalf.
In February 2018, this service will be enhanced revising the route and timetable, as a new Service 15A will combine with Service 15 to improve services for the Moorland Road area of Rose Hill, with the general frequency increased from hourly to half-hourly. Glen View Road and Rosehill Road will be each served hourly.

Services 15/15A - Brockhall/Mellor Brook – Mellor – Blackburn
These services will be withdrawn and replaced by new Services 25 & 25A.

Service 25 - Clitheroe – Whalley – Brockhall – Mellor – Blackburn
Service 25A - Mellor Brook – Mellor – Blackburn
Service 25 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 976 KB)
This new Service 25 will restore the link between Mellor, Brockhall and Clitheroe every 2 hours. Combined with Service 25A to Mellor Brook, the service between Mellor and Blackburn will continue to run hourly. This will replace the existing Service 15 Blackburn – Mellor – Mellor Brook/Brockhall.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 35 - Longridge – Ribchester – Wilpshire – Blackburn
Service 35 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 976 KB)
The timetable will be revised increasing the frequency to operate hourly.
Rotala Preston Bus will operate this service on our behalf

Service 64 - Clitheroe – Sabden – Padiham – Rosegrove – Burnley
Service 65 - Nelson – Fence – Padiham – Rosegrove – Burnley
Service 66 - Nelson – Fence – Barley – Chatburn – Clitheroe
Service 67 - Nelson – Blacko – Barley – Chatburn – Clitheroe
Service 64/65/66/67 timetable leaflet 
(PDF 1,029 KB)
This new network of Pendleside Link bus Services 64/65/66/67 will restore rural village links and improve frequencies across the Ribble Valley, Burnley and Pendle. They will replace the existing Services 7/7A, which serves villages between Clitheroe and Nelson, and Service 8 Nelson – Carr Hall circular. A number of benefits include:

  • Improved service for Sabden, restoring the direct link to Burnley;
  • Improved frequency between Clitheroe, Barley and Nelson, whilst restoring services for Newchurch and Spenbrook;
  • Improved frequency between Fence and Nelson;
  • New route serving Burnley Sycamore Avenue linking through to the Health Centre at Rosegrove;

Boomerang Travel Ltd will operate this new Pendleside Links network of services on our behalf

Service 95 - Colne – Nelson – Burnley (Pendle Green Line)
Service 95 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Holmeswood Coaches will operate this service on our behalf.
In February 2018, this service will be enhanced revising the route and timetable with a new Service 95A combining with Service 95 to improve services between Colne and Nelson, with the general frequency increased from hourly to half-hourly. The service through Brierfield, including Halifax Road, and Alkincoats will be restored with improved hourly frequencies, replacing the current Service 9 Nelson – Brierfield Circular.

Earby - Skipton
LCC is continuing to work with bus operators and stakeholders to explore options for a service following requests to restore a direct link between Earby and Skipton.

Rossendale services

Service 11 - Rawtenstall – Helmshore Circular
Service 11 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Rosso will operate this service on our behalf.

Service 12 - Rawtenstall – Balladen Circular
Service 12 timetable webpage
There will be no changes and Rosso will operate this service on our behalf.

Service 13 - Rawtenstall – New Hall Hey Circular
Service 13 amendment 
(PDF 94 KB)
Service renumbered from Service 10, there are no changes to route or timetable.  Rosso will operate this service on our behalf.

Service 244 - Rawtenstall – Haslingden – Blackburn
Service 244 timetable webpage
There will be no changes to the am peak return journey and Rosso will operate this service on our behalf.

Rawtenstall – Bacup – Todmorden
LCC is continuing to work with bus operators to develop a sustainable option to restore a daytime service link between Rawtenstall, Bacup and Todmorden.

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