January's bus service changes

Tendered bus service changes for January 2021

Burnley & Rossendale services

Service 7  Rawtenstall – Newchurch – Bacup – Todmorden  ROS Leaflet                              

From 4th January 2021 Lancashire County Council will introduce this new service, restoring the direct link through the Rossendale Valley between Rawtenstall, Bacup and Todmorden, replacing the withdrawn Service 8 between Bacup and Todmorden.

This will also incorporate the dedicated school day Service 800, linking Rossendale with Todmorden High School, which the county council replaced in September 2020.

Service 7 will operate between Rawtenstall, Bacup and Todmorden via Newchurch, Waterfoot, Stacksteads Booth Road, Britannia New Line, Bacup Pennine Road and Sharneyford.

The service will operate generally every two hours during Monday to Saturday daytime.  In conjunction with Service 10 the frequency between Rawtenstall and Newchurch will increase from every hour up to every 30 minutes at certain times during Monday to Saturday daytime.

Service 8  Burnley – Burnley Wood – Weir – Bacup  ROS Leaflet

From 4th January 2021 Lancashire County Council will revise the route and timetable to operate between Burnley and Bacup and enhance the frequency, increasing the number of journeys between these two towns.

In Burnley, the service will additionally serve Burnley Wood, replacing Service 15A in this area.  In Bacup, all journeys will loop Pennine Road enhancing the link with the town centre.

The service will operate generally every hour during Monday to Saturday daytime.

There will continue to be the dedicated school day service between Burnley, Weir, Bacup and The Valley Leadership Academy, which will be renumbered Service 808.

The section between Bacup and Todmorden will be replaced by new Service 7.

Rossendale Local Services  ROS Leaflet

Service 10  Rawtenstall – Newchurch – Edgeside

Service 11  Rawtenstall – Haslingden – Helmshore Circular

Service 12  Rawtenstall – Balladen Circular

Service 13  Rawtenstall – New Hall Hey Retail Park Circular

From 4th January 2021 Lancashire County Council will revise the timetable, introducing minor adjustments to interwork with the rest of the service network.

Transdev Rosso will operate these local bus Services 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 on behalf of Lancashire County Council.  The services will be branded as Rossendale Rovers to help develop the services role as feeders to the wider bus service network including their other services the 464, Witchway and IrwellLine.

Transdev Rosso will be using a modern fleet for Services 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 using newer accessible midibuses equipped with free Wi-Fi, USB power and Audio Visual next stop announcements.  A larger bus will be used for the Todmorden service to facilitate student movements.  Integrated ticketing and contactless payments will be available across the whole network.

Service 15  Burnley – Rose Hill Circular  LCC Leaflet 5

From 4th January 2021 Lancashire County Council will revise the route and timetable, adjusting all journeys to operate as Service 15.  Service 15A via Burnley Wood will be replaced by revised Service 8.

The service will be standardised to operate every 30 minutes throughout the route during Monday to Saturday daytime.

Pilkingtonbus will continue to operate this service on behalf of Lancashire County Council.