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Catch the bus over Christmas and New Year

3 weeks ago Tue 29th Oct 2019

Christmas isn't just about turkey and mince pies. Well, OK, so a few mince pies may be consumed. But there's lots of other amazing things going on across Lancashire, Rossendale and Greater Manchester - and there's no better way of getting there than by bus.

Here's a handy summary of how our buses are running over Christmas and New Year.

Monday 23 December Saturday service
Tuesday 24 December Christmas Eve Saturday service, with the last buses shown below
Wednesday 25 December Christmas Day No service
Thursday 26 December Our amazing Boxing Day buses are back for another year!
Friday 27 December Saturday service with some exceptions, shown below
Saturday 28 December Normal Saturday service
Sunday 29 December Normal Sunday service
Monday 30 December Saturday service
Tuesday 31 December New Year's Eve Saturday service, with the last buses shown below
Wednesday 1 January No service
Thursday 2 January Buses return to normal

What's on across Lancashire and Greater Manchester

Looking for things to do over Christmas and New Year? We've got you covered. Here are some of our favourite things to do over the festive season!

ELR Christmas

Santa Specials
East Lancashire Railway

Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through the stunning winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in Lancashire. Meet Santa and his elves as they travel through the train giving a gift to each child!

Christmas markets
Manchester city centre

Manchester's award-winning Christmas markets are officially the best in the UK - and they return this winter with a mouth-watering selection of international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this buzzing city.

Amazing times this christmas

Last buses on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Red4
1905 Bury to Ramsbottom
1840 Ramsbottom to Bury

464
1843 Rochdale to Accrington
1810 Accrington to Bacup
1840 from Accrington will finish at Rawtenstall at 1904

Trax 467 & 468
467 1835 Bury to Rochdale 
467 1806 Rochdale to Bury

468 1845 Bury to Rochdale 
468 1748 Rochdale to Bury
468 1840 from Rochdale will finish at Bamford at 1853

Tottington Line
1846 Bury to Tottington
1858 Tottington to Bury

Irwell Line
483 1844 Bury to Rawtenstall
481 1653 Blackburn to Bury
481 1753 from Blackburn will finish at Rawtenstall at 1837
483 1732 Burnley to Bury
483 1832 will finish at Rawtenstall at 1906
483 1811 Rawtenstall to Bury

R1
1845 Rochdale to Syke Chapel
1856 Syke Chapel to Rochdale

R8 will not be running

All of our other routes will run as normal, with last buses at the same time as usual.

Christmas dinner

Boxing Day buses

We’re running buses on a whole range of routes across Lancashire and Greater Manchester on Boxing Day. Ditch the turkey butties and hit the sales with us! Here’s a summary of what we’ll be running.

Trax 468
Every hour
First bus leaves Bury at 0932; last bus 1732
First bus leaves Rochdale at 0920; last bus 1620

Tottington Line
Every hour
First bus leaves Bury at 1003; last bus 1703
First bus leaves Tottington at 1016; last bus 1716

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