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

Blackburn | Railway Road stands A and B relocated

14th October 14

To facilitate the ongoing work on the Boulevard, Stands A and B on Railway Road have been relocated from Saturday 11th October onto Salford at the side of the new bus station development until further notice. This is a short distance from the previous location.


Delays Hyndburn Rd, Great Harwood | 13th October to 12th December 2014

9th October 14

Work by National Grid Gas on Hyndburn Road and Heys Street in Great Harwood will cause delays on the X41 peak journeys and possible disruption to the Hyndburn Connect 6, 6A, 7 and 7A services. The work is scheduled between Monday 13th October and Friday 12th December 2014, and temporary traffic lights will be in use on this stretch.