Service Updates

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These may affect your journey

We're getting back to normal with new timetables and more buses

27th Aug onwards

Many of our timetables are returning to normal. Click the link for more information about buses in your area, including the change dates and links to timetables.

Dedicated buses for Students

10th Sep onwards

We have introduced extra buses reserved for school children to make sure everyone can travel safely.

These are the extra trips between Clitheroe and Blackburn on the 722 bus, if you usually catch The22 then please use this bus instead:
Blackburn bus station(0733), EmeraldStreet(0743), Langho(0756), Whalley (0805) to Clitheroe Interchange (0819)

Return Journeys -
Clitheroe Interchange (1443), Clitheroe Grammar (1453), Whalley (1512), Langho (1519), Emerald Street (1531) to Blackburn bus station (1545)

Clitheroe Interchange (1543), Clitheroe Grammar (1553), Whalley (1612), Langho (1619), Emerald Street (1631) to Blackburn bus station (1645)
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Dedicated buses for Students

10th Sep onwards

We have introduced extra buses reserved for school children to make sure everyone can travel safely.

If you are a student and usually travel between Accrington and Blackburn on the 7 then please use the 7B instead from Accrington bus station at 7:37am, this bus runs on school days only and continues to St Wilfrids school arriving at 8:32am. 7B buses are reserved for school students.

For return journeys please catch the 6B, this bus runs on schools days except Tuesdays and starts from St Wilfrid's Academy at 3:30pm. On Tuesdays the 6B leaves St Wilfrids at 2:30pm.

Dedicated buses for Students

10th Sep onwards

We have introduced extra buses reserved for school and college students to make sure everyone can travel safely. Some journeys at school times will be replaced by school buses for Darwen Vale High School, Darwen Aldridge Academy and Sharples High School. If you are a student then please catch the 701 which follows the same route as The1. Please see The1 timetable for times.

Closure of Deansgate affecting stops

12th Jun onwards

Red Express and Witchway are no longer able to pick customers up on Deansgate, Following the recent closure of part of Deansgate by Manchester City Council we have had to use a diversion via Blackfrairs Street. Unfortunately Salford City Council are now making Blackfrairs Street one way which stops us using Deansgate for journeys to Accrington or Burnley. The nearest bus stop is now outside Trinity Church on Chapel Street. Buses will still be able to drop you on Deansgate when travelling into Manchester. We are very sorry for this further disruption which is completely outside our control

Deansgate Closure, Manchester

16th May onwards

From Saturday 16 May for the foreseeable future part of Deansgate will be closed. While this closure is in place, the Witchway and Red Express are not able to reach the normal stop on Deansgate. If this is your usual stop we'll be using the St Mary's Gate stop on Deansgate (near Harvey Nichols) instead.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.