Pulling out the stops to help former M&M customers


Following the announcement from M&M Coaches that they will cease trading on Thursday 22 September, here at The Blackburn Bus Company, we would like to reassure customers in Accrington, Blackburn and Clitheroe that we're here to help.

As well as providing more staff at Accrington and Blackburn bus stations to help with travel advice, we have stepped in to take over the former M&M route 46, between Blackburn and Accrington, from Tuesday 27 September. Together with Red Express, this now means a fast connection every 15 minutes between Accrington and Blackburn. 

We'd also like to reassure you that we're pressing ahead with our major investment initiative to transform buses in Lancashire.

Our General Manager, Shaun Walmsley, said: “It is always sad to see another bus company closing down, and we know passengers will need on-the-spot information and support to find alternative services across East Lancashire. That's why we'll have extra staff on hand today to help at Blackburn and Accrington bus stations, to make sure everyone knows about the travel options available.”

“We'll continue to invest in a high quality service to support East Lancashire's regeneration, while making the most of the £40 million Pennine Reach rapid transport scheme to deliver faster and more reliable journeys.”

We've recently invested in a fleet of 18 brand new buses for the 6&7 between Blackburn and Accrington, featuring designer interiors, free WiFi, USB power at every seat and a range of other innovative features. The new buses are already out and about, serving many of the towns and villages on the former M&M routes – including Blackburn, Clayton-le-Moors, and Oswaldtwistle.

To find out more about the alternative travel options available, visit lancashirebus.co.uk/times. Download the timetable for the new 46 here

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