On the buses? Have your say

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BUS passengers in the Ribble Valley are being asked for their views on changes proposed to local bus services which are subsidised by Lancashire County Council.

The changes are intended to attract more people to use buses operating within the Ribble Valley and connecting to Preston, Burnley, Pendle, Blackburn, Hyndburn and North Yorkshire by improving the way they run.

The revisions include putting more buses on some routes, changing timetables to improve frequency and reliability, and rerouting services to better serve the community.

Posters advertising the consultation, which runs until Tuesday February 14th, have already been put up on bus services affected in the Ribble Valley, at Clitheroe Interchange, and at libraries in Clitheroe and Longridge.

Tony Moreton, assistant director for sustainable transport, said: “The county council spends around £850,000 every year to subsidise buses on routes in the Ribble Valley which would not otherwise be viable.

“We will continue to spend the same amount but are proposing some changes to improve the way they run and attract more passengers.

“We know how important buses are to people who use them to get to work, access education and leisure opportunities and do their shopping and we’d like them to tell us how these changes will affect them.”

You can comment on the changes being proposed online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/buses. If you would like to receive the details by e-mail or in the post, contact Lancashire County Council on 0845 053 0000 and ask for the bus services team.