Bus Service Improvement Plan 

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Lancashire County Council have worked in partnership, with local bus operators, to jointly develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan for their areas.

This document is the first step into delivering on the National Bus Strategy and will be key to delivering on bus priority and improvement measures that will, over time, make public transport the mode of choice in  Lancashire.  It provides the technical basis for the Enhanced Partnership that each authority intends to make with its bus operators by April 2022.

Our Bus Service Improvement Plan will be updated annually to enable us to remain flexible to changes and demands.


Enhanced Partnership Agreement with bus operators

An Enhanced Partnership is a formal agreement between a local transport authority and local bus operators to work together to improve local bus services.


Notice of Intent to Prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Schemes

On 25 June 2021 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council gave approval to proceed with the development of an Enhanced Partnership. The commencement of this is confirmed through this notice of the intention to prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and accompanying Enhanced Partnership Schemes, as required and set out in section 138F of the Transport Act 2000.

For further information contact Dwayne Lowe, Head of Highways and Network Operations, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, email dwayne.lowe@blackburn.gov.uk



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