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Lancashire funds disabled concessionary travel Wednesday 6th August 2008

PEAK time bus travel for people with disabilities will be cheaper in Lancashire.

Bus travel at the peak times of before 9.30am will now cost just 50p, regardless of the journey length. This decision, by Lancashire County Council, will apply to people who have a Disabled NoWcard concessionary travel pass.

The County Council is also setting up a scheme for severely disabled people, who cannot use public transport unaided, to obtain a Companion Card. This will allow them to be accompanied by a carer who will also travel free.

Lancashire Disabled NoWcard Holders - 50p Flat Fare Concession before 09:30.

Effective 5th October 2008: Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool's disabled NoWcard holders will be eligible to a 50p flat fare concession on local bus services before 09:30 weekdays, on journeys starting or ending in Lancashire. This local concession is funded by Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Blackpool Council's and is only available to disabled NoWcard holders resident in these areas. Travel before 0930 at weekends and public holidays remains free to all NoWcard holders.

Withdrawal of the Free Concession after 23:00 in Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool

From 5th October 2008 Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool's NoWcard holders will not receive travel concessions on local bus services operating in Lancashire after 23:00 Mondays to Fridays. There are no restrictions on Saturdays Sundays and public holidays.

For concessions beyond the standard NoWcard scheme in the various districts of Lancashire and Cumbria, see the site;
http://www.nowcard.org/concession1.asp

Bus services change as funding grants begin and end – it would be a good idea to put a date on all transport information.

March 2008 Pendle Witch Hopper
http://www.transportforlancashire.com/timetables/PDFS/106.pdf

Lancashire County Council has introduced the following changes to the Pendle Witch Hopper services. The Pendle Wayfarer service has ended.

CHANGES TO THE TIMETABLE SINCE THE LAST EDITION

P70/P71: Nelson - Barley - Clitheroe

This new service operates an hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service between Nelson and Clitheroe via the Pendle villages of Blacko, Roughlee, Newchurch, Spen Brook and Barley then extending into Ribble Valley via Downham and Chatburn to Clitheroe.

Combining the services with Ribble Valley's Bowland Transit services provides excellent cross boundary travel opportunities with services connecting at Clitheroe Interchange with trains to Blackburn and Manchester. The new service dramatically improves the travelling opportunities for Pendle residents and also Ribble Valley residents travelling into Pendle.

70/71: Nelson - Barley - Clitheroe - Sabden - Burnley circular service on Summer Sundays

This service is reintroduced and operates a circular – clockwise and anti-clockwise – every two-hours on Summer Sundays with Service 70 running clockwise and Service 71 running anti-clockwise. Tyrer Bus, on behalf of Lancashire County Council, runs this service with Low Floor Easy Access Buses.

October 2008 Bowland Transit
http://www.transportforlancashire.com/timetables/PDFS/104.pdf

Lancashire and North Yorkshire County Councils have introduced the following changes to the Bowland Transit services:

SERVICE B1 Slaidburn – Settle – Horton

The route has been extended through to Horton-in-Ribblesdale and still operates a mostly two hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service connecting with Service B10/B11 at laidburn for journeys over the County boundary between North Yorkshire and Lancashire. Serving Tosside, Rathmell and Wigglesworth this provides a regular link between Clitheroe and Settle. Little Red Bus will continue to operate this service on behalf of Lancashire and North Yorkshire County Councils.

SERVICE B10/B11 Clitheroe – Slaidburn Circular

The timetable on these routes has been revised, swtiching most Service B10 journeys to run as Service B11 and vice-versa. These changes are required to continue the connections at Slaidburn with the revised Service B1. It still runs a combined hourly Monday to Saturday circular service from Clitheroe through the villages of Bashall Eaves, Cow Ark, Whitewell, Dunsop Bridge, Newton, Slaidburn and Waddington. Service B10 operates clockwise with Service B11 anti-clockwise.

Combining the services with Pendle Witch Hopper Services P70/P71 also provides excellent cross boundary travel opportunities into Nelson. Most journeys also connect at Clitheroe Interchange with trains to Blackburn and Manchester. These services improve the travelling opportunities for Ribble Valley residents and also Pendle residents travelling into Ribble Valley. Tyrer Bus will continue to operate this service on behalf of Lancashire County Council.  


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