Lancashire bus company set to return all routes to pre-lockdown timetables

A Lancashire bus operator says it will return to all of its routes to pre-lockdown timetables.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 1:30 pm

The Blackburn Bus Company, which operates services in Preston and Chorley, has unveiled its plan to return all of its services to full pre-lockdown timetables as it follows the Government’s roadmap to reopen the economy.

As non-essential shops and services prepare to reopen and many people look forward to beginning their own return to normal, the bus firm plans to increase its main services back to pre-pandemic levels.

From Sunday, April 11, all timetables for services run by The Blackburn Bus Company will increase back to their pre-lockdown timetables.

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Bus timetables are set to return to pre-lockdown times

In addition, on April 6 and; 7 between Blackburn, Oswaldtwistle and Accrington, extra buses will run at the busiest times of day.

Chief executive Alex Hornby said: “We’re working hard now to get everything ready for an amazing staycation summer, as we all look forward to getting

out and about more often.

“We’ve always been proud to say that our buses are clean, safe and ready to go, and we know maintaining the highest standards is vital to making sure everyone who travels can do so confidently.

"Each of our buses receives an overnight deep clean, using virucidal fog proven to be highly effective, while our teams are ready at our bus stations to hop on board and clean touch points throughout the day.

“Our buses play a critical role in supporting the reopening of Lancashire’s economy, and we can’t wait to welcome our customers back to our clean and safe buses as lockdown eases, shops reopen and many of us start to return to normal.”

The Blackburn Bus Company’s team is producing printed timetables and updated information at bus stops ahead of the changes, while information on timetables, tickets

and more is instantly available online at: https://www.transdevbus.co.uk/blackburn and on the Transdev Go app.