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Bus service changes

Lancaster services

Service 555 Lancaster – Kendal – Keswick (Stagecoach leaflet)

From 24 March 2024 Stagecoach will revise the timetable, adjusting and increasing the number of journeys for the summer season.

Wyre services

Service 24 Fleetwood – Cleveleys – Poulton – Victoria Hospital – Blackpool

From 3 March 2024, utilising funding from HM Government through the Bus Service Improvement Plan Plus Scheme, Transpora, in partnership with Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council, will revise the timetable enhancing overall service provision. The Monday to Saturday daytime frequency will be increased to every 30 minutes and additional early evening journeys will be introduced.

Preston services

Service 19 Preston – Deepdale – Royal Preston Hospital

From 11 March 2024 Preston Bus will revise the timetable, introducing some extended Monday to Friday AM and PM peak journeys through to Portway Park & Ride site via the Railway Station.

Burnley services

Service 9 Burnley – Network 65 – Accrington

From 24 March 2024 Transdev will revise the timetable, adjusting times to improve overall service reliability.

Rossendale services

Service 7 Rawtenstall – Bacup – Todmorden

From 24 March 2024, in partnership with Lancashire County Council, Transdev will revise the timetable, adjusting times to improve overall service reliability.

Service 8 Bacup – Burnley

From 24 March 2024, in partnership with Lancashire County Council, Transdev will revise the timetable, adjusting peak departure times to improve overall service reliability.

Service 10 Rawtenstall – Newchurch – Edgeside

Service 11 Rawtenstall – Haslingden - Helmshore

Service 12 Ratwenstall – Balladen

Service 13 Rawtenstall – New Hall Hey

From 24 March 2024, in partnership with Lancashire County Council, Transdev will revise the route and timetables of these services, adjusting times to improve overall service reliability.

Services 12 and 13 will be merged and New Hall Hey will be incorporated into the revised Service 12, serving New Hall Hey Road, turning at the roundabout outside M&S then back along the current 13 route.

Service 447 Wallbank – Whitworth – Rochdale (TfGM Leaflet)

From 24 March 2024 First Manchester will take over this service (previously numbered R3/R13) from Transdev under Transport for Greater Manchester's franchise. Although general times will be similar, there are some minor timing adjustments with the switchover of operators.

Service 464 Accrington – Haslingden – Rawtenstall – Bacup – Rochdale

From 24 March 2024 Transdev will revise the timetable, adjusting times throughout to improve overall service reliability. The Monday to Saturday evening service will be simplified and adjusted to provide a consistent 30 minute frequency on the section between Accrington and Bacup.

Service 481 Blackburn – Haslingden – Rawtenstall – Edenfield – Bury

Service 483 Burnley – Water – Rawtenstall – Edenfield – Bury

From 24 March 2024 Transdev will revise the timetable, adjusting times throughout to improve overall service reliability. New later Monday to Saturday evening journeys will be added between Burnley and Rawtenstall.

Preston services

Service 2A  Preston – Longton – Tarleton – Ormskirk

From 28 January 2024, utilising funding from HM Government through the Bus Service Improvement Plan Plus Scheme, Stagecoach, in partnership with Lancashire County Council, will restore a regular Monday to Saturday evening service.

These new Monday to Saturday evening return journeys from Preston to Ormskirk will depart at 1820, 1910, 2010, 2110 & 2230, returning from Ormskirk at 1932, 2017, 2117 & 2227.  These new journeys will be coordinated with Service 2 between Preston and Tarleton.

Service 2  Preston – Longton – Tarleton – Southport

From 28 January 2024, Stagecoach will revise the evening and Sunday timetable, adjusting times to improve overall service reliability.

Service X2  Preston – Southport – Liverpool

From 28 January 2024, Stagecoach will revise the Sunday timetable, adjusting times to improve overall service reliability.

Service 61  Preston – Kirkham – Blackpool

From 28 January 2024, utilising funding from HM Government through the Bus Service Improvement Plan Plus Scheme, Stagecoach, in partnership with Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council, will revise the timetable enhancing overall service provision.  Restoring the Monday to Saturday daytime frequency back up to every 30 minutes, along with the introduction of additional later evening journeys.

South Ribble services

Service 125  Preston – Bamber Bridge – Chorley – Horwich – Bolton

From 25 February 2024, Stagecoach will revise the timetable, with adjustments to times to improve overall reliability.

Burnley services

Service 591/592  Burnley – Todmorden – Hebden Bridge – Halifax

From 18 February 2024, First West Yorkshire Ltd will revise the timetable, rearranging journeys and adjusting times to improve overall service reliability.

On bank holidays most bus service providers generally operate a 'Sunday' service on their routes.

Lancashire County Council's supported bus services will operate a Sunday service on the following Bank Holiday dates:

  • 29 March – Good Friday
  • 1 April – Easter Monday
  • 6 May – May Bank Holiday
  • 27 May – Spring Bank Holiday
  • 26 August – Summer Bank Holiday

For full details, please contact the bus operator concerned.

Before travelling, please check your bus operator's website for full details.  Bus operator details.


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Bus operators

Before travelling, please check your bus operator's website for full details. The major bus operator's in Lancashire are:

Arriva North West

Website - https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-west/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/northwestarriva/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/arrivanorthwest
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/arrivabus.northwest/

Blackpool Transport

Website - https://www.blackpooltransport.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/blackpooltransportservices
Twitter - https://twitter.com/BPL_Transport
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/blackpooltransport/ 

Transporabus / Coastliner

Website - https://www.coastlinerbuses.co.uk/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TransporaBusNW
Twitter - https://twitter.com/TransporaBus

Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire

Website - http://www.kirkbylonsdalecoachhire.co.uk/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KirkbyLonsdaleCoaches/ 

Pilkington bus/Boomerang Travel

Website - http://pilkingtonbus.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Pilkington-Bus-175222522529998/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/PilkingtonBus 

Rotala Preston Bus

Website - http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PrestonBusLtd/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/PrestonBus 

Stagecoach

Website - https://www.stagecoachbus.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StagecoachBus/
Twitter - https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/national/stay-connected
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stagecoach_bus/?hl=en

Transdev Group

Website - https://www.transdevbus.co.uk/

Blackburn Bus Company

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/blackburnbusco/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/blackburnbusco 

The Burnley Bus Company

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/burnleybus/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/burnleybuses

Rosso

Facebook - https://en-gb.facebook.com/rossobus/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Rossobus