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

Chorley Cycling Grand Prix | Saturday 4th April 2015

26th March 15

Chorley Grand Prix elite cycle race will take place on Saturday 4th April, starting and finishing on Park Road in the town centre. Cyclists will race round a circuit through scenic areas around Chorley, completing 5 laps to make a 100 mile race.


Buses over Easter

23rd March 15

Planning how to get around or what to get up to over the Easter Holiday period?
Here are the details of how our buses across Lancashire will be running: