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

Pendle Witch Hopper

15th April 14

On behalf of Lancashire County Council, we continue to be the operators of The Pendle Witch Hopper which allows our customers the fantastic opportunity to travel from Nelson to Clitheroe via the picturesque Pendle Countryside on Sundays and Bank Holidays.


Dales Bus Changes and Enhancements

15th April 14

Dales Bus 872 On behalf of the Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company, we are proud to continue running the highly successful 872 Dales Bus service on  to the beautiful village of Grassington. The 872 runs through the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales and will now have some added journeys commencing from Sunday 20th April 2014 right through to Sunday 19th October 2014.