Transdev Blazefield has launched Burnley Connect, a new series of services for the Burnley and Pendle area. This new name will be rolled out across routes 1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 4 and 5. New buses are also now operating on the Starship routes. All of the new Burnley Connect vehicles feature CCTV, low floor easy access, comfortable seats and plenty of leg room. Passengers can purchase tickets on the bus or through the lancashirebus mobile phone app. Pupils from St Peter’s C of E Primary School in Burnley helped launch the new network. Around 30 Early Years Foundation Stage children were invited for a special trip onboard a brand new micro-hybrid bus, part of a fleet of nine set to serve the area, which are being used on the former Starship service.
Operations Manager for Transdev Burnley and Pendle, Kevin Timberlake, said, ‘Burnley Connect is designed to make it simpler than ever to get around town and connect up to travel further afield. We’ve fine tuned routes to drop and collect right outside places like Next, Marks & Spencer and we’re even going right into Boundary Mill! Inviting the children on-board was a fantastic way to launch this invaluable new service.’