Mainline offers high-frequency services along the main route between Colne and Padiham, with links to other towns in Pennine Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

Our smart, high quality service runs up to every 7-8 minutes between Colne and Padiham. The route extends east and west to serve Accrington, Clitheroe, Barnoldswick, Skipton and Keighley.

Buses show a range of numbers between 21 and 29, the number being determined by the final destination of the bus.

All Mainline buses are easy-access types with a step-free entrance. There are dedicated places for buggies and wheelchair users. All passengers can enjoy a comfortable journey with bright modern interiors and part leather seats new in 2009, when over half of the vehicles in the fleet were also replaced.

Main Lion mascot is a roaring success...

He's big, he's furry and he's become the new face of Mainline. Our superhero Main Lion mascot is already proving a huge success with young customers as he helps to promote Mainline services among local people.

Keep a look out for Main Lion as he continues to support promotional events in the months to come!

Latest Updates

Darwen Live Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2015

19th May 15

This year's Darwen Live music event takes place this Bank Holiday Sunday 24th and Monday 25th of May in Darwen town centre. There will be diversions to some of our services away from the bus station, but we're still able to get you right to the heart of the event.


Blackburn Bus Station road closures from Tuesday 26th May 2015

19th May 15

As part of the ongoing work around the bus station and the Cathedral Quarter, formerly The Boulevard, it has become necessary to close part of Railway Road, Salford and Penny Street to enable resurfacing work to take place. The work will commence on Tuesday 26th of May 2015 and will last for one week. It is expected to reopen on Monday 1st June but maybe completed ahead of schedule and reopen on the Sunday.