Lancashire bus services introduce lower fares for evening and weekend travel on most routes

Lancashire bus services introduce lower fares for evening and weekend travel on most routes

From Monday 30th January, cheap bus tickets are available for evening trips and weekend trips on most Lancashire bus routes.

Evening journeys are just £1 for a single journey after 7pm, 7 days a week.*

Also, Lancashire residents can get a new Weekender ticket where if you buy Saturday, get Sunday free.**

These discounted tickets are funded by the UK Government in support of Lancashire County Council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan and are available until at least March 2025.

This is in addition to the Department for Transport’s tariff initiative of three months of one-way bus tickets for no more than £2 one-way until 31 March 2023.

It is part of Lancashire County Council’s Bus Services Improvement Plan, which has received £34.1m in DfT funding for a range of bus improvement measures.

County Councilor Rupert Swabrick, Cabinet Member for Motorways and Transport at Lancashire County Council, said: “We hope these new discounted tickets will not only bring some big cost savings for our residents at a time when they need it most, but that too Leisure travel will be encouraged in the evenings and weekends, giving a welcome boost to local businesses.

“We want to make Lancashire services more frequent, reliable and affordable, with better information for passengers and a simpler and easier to understand fare system.

“We are working with local bus operators and Blackburn with Darwen Council to build a bus network that more people use for regular journeys.

“This new offer works in tandem with the DfT’s £2 Flat Fare initiative, giving passengers discounted tickets during the day and even more savings for off-peak travel in the evenings and weekends.”

Cllr Quesir Mahmood, Executive Member for Growth for Blackburn at Darwen Borough Council, said: “We are incredibly pleased that our residents have access to a quality public transport service at a discounted price. With the current economic challenges, it is more important than ever to ensure our residents can navigate our county and wider Lancashire in a safe, affordable and accessible way.

“The reduced ticket prices are also a fantastic incentive for residents to reduce the number of car trips they take to work towards a greener, healthier borough for all of us and to be in line with the Council’s Climate Action Plan.”

Other measures in the Council’s Bus Services Improvement Plan, to be implemented from 2022 to 2025, include priority bus routes to make journeys faster and more reliable, and a range of bus service improvements, including the recently launched Service 319 train service from Skelmersdale to Kirkby for onward train connections to Liverpool.

Find out more about discounted tickets and Lancashire’s Bus Service Improvement Plan at

* Not available on Blackpool Transport services, with the exception of services 74 and 75.
** Buy any ticket on a Saturday and get the equivalent of free travel on Sundays.

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