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Changes ahead for East Lancashire bus services

SEVERAL changes are in the pipeline for bus services across East Lancashire next month, it has been announced.

An overhaul of the 280-X80 service, which runs between Preston and Skipton via Clitheroe will see it renumbered from January 4.

The outgoing service from Preston will continue as the number 280, as far as Clitheroe.

But all buses bound for Barnoldswick, en-route to Skipton, will be known as the 180 in future. The service from Clitheroe along the A59 through Gisburn, will still be the X80. No changes to the route or ticketing arrangements are planned.

Meanwhile the 22 bus from Clitheroe to Blackburn will be revised to run five minutes later Mondays to Saturdays from January 6.

And peak-time journeys for the 8/8A service between Burnley and Bacup will be withdrawn, including the 7.20am bus to Bacup and the 7.50am, 4.55pm and 5.55pm services to Burnley.

From January 29 Rossendale Bus is set to withdraw all Monday to Saturday daytime services the 63A/63C route linking Rawtenstall, Newchurch and Waterfoot.

Minor amendments will be made to the timetabling of the 463 Wallbank to Rochdale service.

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11:57am Thu 27 Dec 12

mavrick says...

This simply proves that fewer people are using public transport in the area. So do we need to spend a fortune on the pennine reach?
This simply proves that fewer people are using public transport in the area. So do we need to spend a fortune on the pennine reach? mavrick
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6:42pm Thu 27 Dec 12

davree says...

Transdev are simply taking everybody for a ride and then wonder why nobody uses the buses! for example I caught the bus from Blackburn the Clitheroe this week and was charged £4.30 SINGLE a return train fare is £4.00 and can be less with rail cards etc. so people are just using other methods of public transport. Instead of splashing the cash on fancy new buses they need to work on getting them running on time and reducing fares to encourage people to actually use them.
Transdev are simply taking everybody for a ride and then wonder why nobody uses the buses! for example I caught the bus from Blackburn the Clitheroe this week and was charged £4.30 SINGLE a return train fare is £4.00 and can be less with rail cards etc. so people are just using other methods of public transport. Instead of splashing the cash on fancy new buses they need to work on getting them running on time and reducing fares to encourage people to actually use them. davree
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7:17pm Thu 27 Dec 12

ToffeeGuy says...

I think you'll find the withdrawl of services and higher fares is down to a reduction in subsidies from local councils.

Transdev are especially expensive though. A day silver ticket was £5 eighteen-months ago, now it is £6. A 20% increase. On Rossendale buses a day rover is just £4.60.
I think you'll find the withdrawl of services and higher fares is down to a reduction in subsidies from local councils. Transdev are especially expensive though. A day silver ticket was £5 eighteen-months ago, now it is £6. A 20% increase. On Rossendale buses a day rover is just £4.60. ToffeeGuy
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7:20pm Thu 27 Dec 12

davree says...

Well Im at Uni in Manchester and a week ticket is £12 all over the Manchester area so a day ticket at £6 so that would work out at £42 a week in Lancashire!
Well Im at Uni in Manchester and a week ticket is £12 all over the Manchester area so a day ticket at £6 so that would work out at £42 a week in Lancashire! davree
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