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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 - 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 
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

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

Late night shopping
The Mall

Come on, admit it. You haven't even thought about Christmas shopping yet, have you? Shops are open late at The Mall every Thursday in the run up to Christmas.

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 in lancs

Last buses on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

1805 Blackburn to Bolton
1820 Blackburn to Darwen
1840 from Blackburn will finish at Darwen Cemetery at 1907
1910 Blackburn to Darwen Cemetery

1915 Bolton to Blackburn
1945 Darwen to Blackburn

1903 Blackburn to Accrington
1940 Accrington to Blackburn

1910 Blackburn to Accrington
1938 Accrington to Blackburn


1750 Burnley to Preston
1805 Preston to Burnley
1848 Blackburn to Preston
1849 Blackburn to Burnley
1930 Preston to Blackburn
1958 Burnley to Blackburn

These buses will run, but will finish at Blackburn instead of Burnley or Preston:

1828 from Burnley will finish at Blackburn at 1911
1928 from Burnley will finish at Blackburn at 2011
1900 from Preston will finish at Blackburn at 1934

Red Express
1743 Accrington to Manchester
1905 Manchester to Accrington

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 on Boxing Day. Ditch the turkey butties and hit the sales with us! Here’s a summary of what we’ll be running.

Every 30 mins between Blackburn and Darwen
First bus leaves Blackburn at 0930; last bus 1700
First bus leaves Darwen Circus at 0958, last bus 1728

Every 30 mins between Blackburn, Oswaldtwistle and Accrington
First bus on the 6 leaves Accrington at 0959; last bus 1659
First bus on the 7 leaves Blackburn at 1000; last bus 1700

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