Last bus home from Manchester at 3am

Witch Way bus with Pendle Hill in the background. By Mark Croasdale (s)

Witch Way bus with Pendle Hill in the background. By Mark Croasdale (s)

1
Have your say

New late-night buses between Burnley and Manchester are set to be rolled out on Saturdays.

The additional journeys are part of wider timetable changes being introduced in Burnley by bus operator Transdev.

The services will be ideal for so many people who head to Manchester at the weekend and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to get home from an evening out

Alex Horby, Transdev

The later journeys added to the Witch Way timetable aim to give passengers a cheaper alternative to getting a taxi and a later option than the last train.

The Witch Way X43, which runs from Nelson and Burnley to Manchester city centre and back, will run until 3am on a Saturday night.

There will be buses running at midnight, 1am, 2am and 3am. The normal route will be covered between Manchester and Burnley and normal fares will apply.

Alex Horby, managing director, said: “The new late-night journeys between Manchester and East Lancashire will be perfect for people visiting the city on a Saturday for concerts and shows.

“The services will be ideal for so many people who head to Manchester at the weekend and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to get home from an evening out.”

The late-night services will begin on Saturday, August 1st, and are part of a wider timetable change.

Other changes to the X43 service this summer will include a special weekday timetable from July 27th to August 28th to take account of lower traffic levels into and out of Manchester during the summer holidays. This will mean times will change during the morning and afternoon peak periods.

From Monday, August 31st, the timetable will change again to reflect the new school year beginning.

New stops will be served at St Peter’s Street outside Radisson Blue Hotel towards Deansgate.

Some timing changes are also being made to Mainline services, which will also be introduced from July 27th.

For full information about the changes or to view the new timetables and route maps for the affected services, visit www.lancashirebus.co.uk