Darwen's Christmas lights will be switched on by Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall on Saturday, November 22nd 2014, at 18.30. The build up starts at 15.00 with the annual nativity parade and performances by local music artists.continued...
The Witch Way
The Witch Way X43 is a high quality, frequent express service between Pennine Lancashire and Manchester. The route runs from Nelson via Burnley, Rawtenstall and Prestwich.
New buses introduced in October 2013 offer a comfortable and relaxing journey. Free wi-fi means you can work or connect with friends even more easily on your journey. The double deck vehicles have individual, high backed, aircraft style leather seats on both decks. There are just 68 seats, with the best leg room you will find. Tinted windows absorb glare so you can enjoy the view, read or use electronic equipment comfortably.
Low entrances kneel to kerb height allowing easy access for buggies and wheelchairs. For your security there are CCTV cameras throughout, recording high definition colour images and sound, as well as improved interior lighting.
The frequent service is great for commuting, students or leisure visitors. Buses run Monday to Friday up to every 10 minutes at peak times and every 15 minutes daytimes, and up to every 15 minutes on Saturdays. Sunday services runs up to every 30 minutes.
You can download the Witch Way app for iPhones and Android devices. As our buses are tracked in real time, the free app provides up-to-the-minute information about the X43 service including when the next bus is due, details of tickets and a fare guide.
There will be a temporary road closure on Huncoat Station Level Crossing, Enfield Road, Huncoat from 23.00 Saturday 22nd November 2014 until 13th December 2014 to enable level crossing improvement works to take place. The Mainline 23 service will use the top road only as we are unable to turn around at Huncoat.continued...
The Burnley Christmas lights switch on event takes place on Sunday 23rd November. From noon there will be street entertainers, stilt walkers and fairground rides along St James Street. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be meeting their fans in Charter Walk Shopping Centre at noon, 1pm and 2pm. Santa and his sleigh is also set to make an appearance with help from his friends at Padiham Rotary Club. From 3pm the main stage situated at the Hammerton Street junction of St James Street will host various music artists, and a fireworks display is set to round off proceedings at 6.30pm.continued...