We're getting you back to class, by getting #BACKTOBUS

2 months ago Wed 19th Aug 2020

It's that time of year again! Get ready to go back to class the easy way – by bus.

Under 19s get 1/3 off adult prices with Rosso so we've made this handy guide so you can see which ticket is best for you, and the nearest stop to your school or college.

You can be sure when you're riding on our buses that they're clean and safe, achieving the Good to Go award from Visit Britain which means we're meeting the latest Government and Health and Safety Executive guidance and standards. To learn more about how we're cleaning with new innovative methods, and all the precautions in place on our buses please click here.

Our app Transdev Go, has a built-in journey planner, live times from every bus stop and on-map bus tracking. For the first time, we're making sure our school buses track on the app too, so if you're getting back to class, it's never been easier to go by bus!

Our bus times are changing on Sunday 30 August, and the times linked below are for after this date. 

Look for your school or college in our alphabetical list below for all the up to date information, and send any questions through to us on Facebook, or on Twitter @rossobus.

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Accrington Academy – nearest stop: Ribblesdale Avenue

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6/7

Rishton Great Harwood, Clayton-le-Moors or Oswaldtwistle, Blackburn

6/7 U19 £9

464

Rawtenstall, Haslingden (use Accrington Bus Station)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express

Manchester, Prestwich (use Accrington Bus Station)

Gold Young Person £25

Red Express

Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Helmshore, Haslingden, Baxenden (use Accrington Bus Station)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express or 464

Rising Bridge, Baxenden (use Accrington Bus Station)

6/7 U19 £9

Mainline M3

Burnley, Padiham (use Accrington Bus Station)

Burnley U19 £10.70

Mainline M3

Huncoat, Hapton (use Accrington Bus Station)

6/7 U19 £9

 

Accrington and Rossendale College – nearest stop: Christ Church Street

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6/7

Rishton Great Harwood, Clayton-le-Moors or Oswaldtwistle, Blackburn (use Accrington Bus Station)

6/7 U19 £9

464

Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Baxenden

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express

Manchester, Prestwich

Gold Young Person £25

Red Express

Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Helmshore, Haslingden, Baxenden

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express or 464

Rising Bridge, Baxenden

6/7 U19 £9

Mainline M3

Burnley, Padiham (use Accrington Bus Station)

Burnley U19 £10.70

Mainline M3

Huncoat, Hapton (use Accrington Bus Station)

6/7 U19 £9

 

Alder Grange School, Rawtenstall – nearest stop: Hollin Lane/

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Witchway

Manchester, Prestwich

Young Person Gold £25

Witchway

Burnley, Clow Bridge, Love Clough, Goodshaw, Crawshawbooth

Lancashire Ugo £14.60

 

All Saints RCHS, Haslingden – nearest stop: All Saints RCHS

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464, 864

Accrington, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Whitworth, Rochdale

Lancashire Ugo £14.60

Some morning and afternoon trips are reserved for school students only

 

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School – nearest stop: Jolly Sailor

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S8

Todmorden, Bacup, Penning Road

Lancashire U19 £14.60

8 (am only)

Rawtenstall (use Waterfoot Royal Hotel)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

IrwellLine 483 (am only) 883 (pm)

Bury, Shuttleworth, Edenfield, Rawtenstall  (use Waterfoot Turning Circle)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

743

Burnley, Crawshawbooth  (use Waterfoot Turning Circle)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

464

Accrington, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Whitwirth, Rochdale (use stop Royal Hotel)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

883

Burnley, Towneley, Water, Waterfoot (use Waterfoot Turning Circle)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

864

Haslingden and Rawtenstall (use Co-op) Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

Blackburn Central High School with Crosshill – nearest stop: BCHS

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Valleyline

Clitheroe, Whalley, Langho

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Valleyline

Blackburn or Shadsworth

Blackburn U19 £10.70

IrwellLine

Bury, Walmersley, Edenfield, Rawtenstall, Haslingden

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

Blackburn College – nearest stop: Blackburn College

There will also be the 781 which is provided by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to add more space for students travelling to and from
Blackburn College. It will be run by a local coach company. The bus is reserved for students only, and students should use this service instead of travelling on the usual Irwell Line 481 journey, to make sure there is enough room for other customers to board. All usual Transdev and Rosso passes will be accepted on this bus.

The timetable can be found here.

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Hotline

Burnley, Padiham or Preston, Higher Walton, Hoghton

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Hotline

Feniscowles or Altham, Rishton

Blackburn U19 £10.70

4

Leyburn, Mill Hill (use alternative stop at Blackburn College)

Blackburn U19 £10.70

6/7

Accrington, Oswaldtwistle or Great Harwood, Clayton-le-Moors, Rishton (use Blackburn Bus Station)

6/7 U19 £9

Valleyline

Clitheroe, Whalley, Langho (use Blackburn Bus Station)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Valleyline

Wilpshire or Shadsworth (use Blackburn Bus Station)

Blackburn U19 £10.70

IrwellLine

Bury, Walmersley, Edenfield, Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Shadsworth (use Blackburn Bus Station)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

Bury College – nearest stop: Bury Interchange

4.04pm from Rochdale to Edenfield will also be run by a duplicate coach numbered S483. All normal fares and tickets are accepted and students should use the coast instead of their usual bus to free up room for others who want to use them. Ideal for pupils coming home from Bury College who use Irwell Line.

The S467 will also run at 7.05am from Rochdale to Bury, ideal for customers on Trax who are pupils at schools in Bury or Bury college. There’s a bus back at 3.35pm

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IrwellLine 481

Blackburn, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

IrwellLine 483

Burnley, Towneley, Waterfoot, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

IrwellLine

Shuttleworth

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

 

TottingtonLine or 480

Tottington

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

 

Trax

Rochdale, Greave, Cutgate, Daniel Fold, Caldershaw, Bamford, Fairfield

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

An extra trip will run in the morning between Fairfield and Bury, with a return trip in the afternoon. This will help provide space for college students returning home.

 

Bury Grammar School – nearest stop: Bury Interchange

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IrwellLine 481

Blackburn, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

IrwellLine 483

Burnley, Towneley, Waterfoot, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

IrwellLine

Shuttleworth

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

 

TottingtonLine or 480

Tottington

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

 

Trax

Rochdale, Greave, Cutgate, Daniel Fold, Caldershaw, Bamford, Fairfield

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

An extra trip will run in the morning between Fairfield and Bury, with a return trip in the afternoon. This will help provide space for college students returning home.

 

Bury CE High School – nearest stop: Bury Interchange

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IrwellLine 481

Blackburn, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

IrwellLine 483

Burnley, Towneley, Waterfoot, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

IrwellLine

Shuttleworth

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

TottingtonLine or 480

Tottington

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

967

Rochdale, Greave, Cutgate, Daniel Fold, Caldershaw, Bamford, Fairfield (closer stop at Manchester Road)

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

 

Haslingden High School – nearest stop: Haslingden High School

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841

Rochdale, Cutgate, Norden, Owd Betts, Edenfield

Lancashire U19 £14.60

844

Rochdale, Whitworth, Bacup, Waterfoot, Rawtenstall

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Witchway

Burnley, Crawshawbooth (change to 864 at Rawtenstall)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express

Accrington, Haslingden or Ramsbottom, Edenfield

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

Rhydding’s Business and Enterprise School, Oswaldtwistle – nearest stop: Civic Theatre

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6/7

Rishton Great Harwood, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington or Blackburn

6/7 U19 £9

 

St Christopher’s High School, Accrington – nearest stop: Victoria Hospital

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6/7

Rishton Great Harwood, Clayton-le-Moors or Oswaldtwistle, Blackburn

6/7 U19 £9

464

Rawtenstall, Haslingden (use Accrington Bus Station)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express

Manchester, Prestwich (use Accrington Bus Station)

Gold Young Person £25

Red Express

Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Helmshore, Haslingden, Baxenden (use Accrington Bus Station)

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express or 464

Rising Bridge, Baxenden (use Accrington Bus Station)

6/7 U19 £9

Mainline M3

Burnley, Padiham (use Accrington Bus Station)

Burnley U19 £10.70

Mainline M3

Huncoat, Hapton (use Accrington Bus Station)

6/7 U19 £9

 

St Gabriel’s RC High School, Bury – nearest stop: Bury Interchange

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IrwellLine 481

Blackburn, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

IrwellLine 483

Burnley, Towneley, Waterfoot, Rawtenstall, Edenfield, Walmersley

Lancashire U19 £14.60

IrwellLine

Shuttleworth

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

TottingtonLine or 480

Tottington

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

968

Rochdale, Greave, Cutgate, Daniel Fold, Caldershaw, Bamford, Fairfield (closer stop at Bridge Road)

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

 

The Hollins High School, Baxenden – nearest stop: Newton Drive

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Red Express, 464

Accrington

6/7 U19 £9

464

Rawtenstall, Haslingden

Lancashire U19 £14.60

Red Express

Manchester, Prestwich

Gold Young Person £25

Red Express

Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Helmshore, Haslingden

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

Valley Leadership Academy

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8V

Weir, Bacup, Pennine Road, New Line 

Lancashire U19 £14.60

 

Tottington High School – nearest stop: Booth Street

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Tottingtonline or 480

Bury

GM Saver with IGO Card £7.25

 An extra school bus will run from Bury at 0807 to Tottington High School, returning at 1510. Your usual tickets will be valid.

 

We're Clean, Safe and Ready to Go

Although many school buses stopped running in March, we've been running many of our buses over the last five months, including school buses for key workers' children, with many precautions in place for the safety of our customers and of our cleaning and driving colleagues. 

We've received 'Good to Go' mark from Visit Britain, which means we're meeting all the latest guidance from the Government and the Health and Safety Executive. 

What we are doing to keep our buses clean

  • Our buses are deep cleaned every night by our expert team of cleaners ready for you each morning
  • Cleaners at our bus stations are there to hop on board to disinfect buses and clean touchpoints throughout the day
  • School buses are cleaned between the morning and afternoon journeys as well as overnight
  • Cleaning kits are carried by drivers to ensure they’re equipped during the journey
  • Virucidal fog is used every night as part of a new regime and is proven to be highly effective

The video below covers cleaning regimes on regular service buses, and all of the information applies to school buses too, except the note about distancing and limiting capacity. The Government has said that there is no requirement for bus companies to limit numbers on student-only buses which are closed to the general pubic, or ask students to sit apart from each other on the bus.  

It is compulsory to wear a face mask on board all buses, including school buses.

If you haven’t got a face covering, we want to make it easy to get your hands on one.

We’ve made some special ‘all the colours of Transdev’ face coverings. These are available to buy in our bus station shops and also on our pop-up shop here.

You can also make your own face covering - check how here.

Got questions about face coverings? Here are the answers.

What is a face covering?

A face covering, usually made from cloth, is used to cover your nose and mouth whilst allowing you to breathe comfortably. It doesn’t have to be a bespoke item – it can be a scarf or other small item of clothing. You are not encouraged to wear medical face masks, which are prioritised to our hard-working friends in the NHS.

Why do I have to wear a face covering?

Face coverings provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people. This reduces the chance of infection when you are near to other people. It has been found that a person can have COVID-19 and spread it to others before showing any symptoms, and even not develop symptoms themselves at all. Ensuring everyone wears a face covering means that people will not unwittingly spread or catch the virus.

Why are some people on my bus not wearing one?

There are a number of exemptions to the rule that include young children and those with breathing issues or disabilities. The full list can be found here.

Why was my driver not wearing a face covering?

Our drivers have a protective screen around their cab that protects you and them, so it is not compulsory for them to wear a face covering, although some may still choose to.

Who made the rule about face coverings?

The UK government has set this regulation and we now must work together, with you, our customers to meet it to keep each other safe.

What happens if I don’t wear a face covering?

If you choose not to and you are not exempt, you are going against government regulations and are also risking a fine of up to £100. This regulation will be supported by enforcement officers across the bus network.

How do face coverings help?

It has been found that a person can have COVID-19 and spread it to others before showing any symptoms, and even not develop symptoms themselves at all. Ensuring everyone wears a face covering means that people will not unwittingly spread the virus.

Where can I get a face covering from?

Put your best face on – and contribute to the NHS charities too – with an ‘all the colours of Transdev’ face covering from our bus stations or at our pop-up online shop here. You can also buy one from many supermarkets and clothes shops now or – of course – you can make your own based on the instructions here.