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Make the most of your bank holiday

It's the late May bank holiday this weekend - yes, another one! 

Incident in Manchester city centre - latest updates

Our thoughts are with those affected by the tragic events in Manchester on Monday evening.

Manchester half marathon - Sunday 28 May

The Simply Health Manchester half marathon is taking place in the city centre on Sunday 28 May.

Darwen Live event - Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

The fantastic Darwen Live festival takes place over the May bank holiday weekend, on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May.

It's the Big Burnley Bus Bash - and you're invited!

We're getting ready to throw open the doors to our depot in Burnley for the most exciting family event of the summer - the Big Burnley Bus Bash.

We're making Mainline - and we need your help!

Your latest £4.5million fleet of brand new, tailor-made buses for Burnley and Pendle are now being built, and we can't wait to introduce them to Mainline. This will be our biggest ever investment in new buses ever in Lancashire.

We're venturing on the Valleyline - your new look for the 22

We've got some very exciting news for you, if you use the bus to travel between Blackburn, Whalley and Clitheroe.

Emergency roadworks in Preston affecting Hotline

There are some emergency roadworks taking place on Lancaster Road and Church Street in Preston from Monday 27 March. These works will affect hotline heading out of the city towards Blackburn.

Burnley's bus of the future is being 'made to measure'

Back in December, we ran a survey called 'Make My Mainline' to ask you, our lovely customers on Mainline, what you'd like to see on your brand new buses coming later this year. 

We're making your Mainline!

Did you know that we're investing an incredible £4.6 million in a fleet of brand new buses for Mainline this year?

Happy customers give Red Express a huge thumbs up!

We're blown away by our latest customer satisfaction survey results on Red Express after you gave us a whopping 99% satisfaction rating!

Head to the Rovers match for just £3 all day!

We've teamed up with Blackburn Rovers FC to bring you an amazing ticket deal to get you safely to the match - and back home again!

Our award-winning stars in Burnley are simply amazing!

Meet the winners from Burnley in our first ever Amazing Awards!

Blackburn’s award-winning bus duo are simply amazing

Meet two of the winners in our first ever Amazing Awards!

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.

Things are hotting up

Is it just us, or are things getting hot around here?

Fancy a trip to The Mall? We’ll drop you right on the doorstep!

There's a brand new entrance to The Mall shopping centre in Blackburn, located directly opposite the town's sparkling new bus station. That means you can now jump off the bus and head straight into the shops – and we'll do the parking for you!

Get ready for school! Clitheroe Royal Grammar passes now available

It's that time of year again where we're thinking about new shiny pencil cases, new uniforms and of course…school bus passes!

Changes to our buses in Burnley from Sunday 4 September

From Sunday 4 September, we're making some changes to our routes in and around Burnley. These are mostly timetable changes to improve our punctuality for you.

Changes to our services in Blackburn from Sunday 28 August

From 28 August, we're making some changes to our routes in and around Blackburn. A number of routes will change operators, whilst others will see some timetable changes to improve our punctuality for you.

Amazing new buses for Accrington and Blackburn

Using the bus to travel between Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and Blackburn just became a proper no-brainer! We've brought brand new, state of the art buses to the 6&7, now whizzing up and down the roads along with major improvements to the roads and facilities along the routes.

The amazing new buses are equipped with all the latest technology and creature comforts, including superfast free WIFI, USB power sockets at every seat, next-stop announcements and stylish designer interiors. What's more, they feature pioneering 'countdown' destination displays, to let you know exactly when the bus will depart!

The buses also introduce our new name – The Blackburn Bus Company – reflecting our proud heritage of serving Lancashire since 1929.

It's not just the buses that are changing. We're now zipping fast through the rush hour traffic using dedicated lanes for our buses, which have opened as part of the £40 million Pennine Reach rapid transit scheme. The bright and airy new bus stations in Accrington and Blackburn town centres are also open, so you can jump off the bus and head straight into the shops, or await your ride home in comfort and style.

Download the timetable for the 6&7 and plan your trip here.

Exciting news for Accrington…

Your brand new bus station is now open!

Use your loaf and go by bus

Employees have been invited to try our bus services across the North as we get behind, Catch the Bus Week, a national campaign to boost bus travel.

Catch the bus week invades local employers

We're invading local employers across the north to spread the word about Catch the Bus Week. 

New locally bought buses coming to Lancashire and Yorkshire

We've started to take delivery of our £4 million order of new buses which have all  been designed and manufactured in Yorkshire at innovative bus specialists Optare. The 28 single deck Versa and Solo buses, which pride themselves on having the very latest on-board technology, will go into service across Yorkshire and Lancashire from the end of June.