News: All Change For Summer Service
Wednesday, 31st March 2004
BUS passengers now have more choice than ever on new summer routes announced by Bowland Transit.
The Lancashire County Council service links rural parts of Lancashire - and the Settle area of North Yorkshire - to some of Lancashire's main towns.
From Saturday, it will run new timetables to take account of longer daylight hours - and two new routes.
The new B15 Colne-Lancaster via the Trough of Bowland links Colne, Nelson, Burnley, Padiham, Read, Whalley and Clitheroe to routes connecting to Settle, Preston and Lancaster.
The new Bowland Fellsman connects the Whitewell and Beacon Fell area to Preston.
County Councillor Jean Yates, Lancashire County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transportation, said:
"The whole purpose of Bowland Transit is to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to the car which many people in rural areas struggle with the costs of running - we can't assume that everyone in rural areas is well off and many struggle to reach facilities such as shops, hospitals and schools.
"It is also a great benefit to people such as walkers who love to get out into Lancashire's beautiful countryside - especially now that summer is on the way."
The service also runs demand-responsive routes which allow the driver to deviate off main routes.
All buses are low-floor and easy-access to make use simple for the disabled and people pushing prams.
Contact Clitheroe Interchange on 01200 429832 for details of the new timetables.
For further information please contact: Neil Graham on 01772 531095