CONNECT for Communities

The Connect for Communities element of the project delivers four programmes:

Communities Programmes

The Children’s Programme

The Access to Work Programme

The Mentoring Programme

Community Rail Lancashire

Some partnerships have been instrumental in achieving spectacular increases in use of rail through innovative marketing, improved services and better station facilities.

For further information on community rail activities across Lancashire visit the Community Rail Lancashire website.

Travel Information

Information about public transport is available from Blackburn Visitor Centre in Blackburn Market Hall.
Open six days a week, visitors can purchase monthly Spot On, Silver and Gold bus tickets and pick up timetables.

The Centre is also an agent for National Express Coaches. Staff will also help you plan your journey. For more information call (01254) 688040, email or visit their website

Should you wish to receive a bespoke travel plan, please contact Cheryl Sandford, Connect Communities Co-ordinator, (01254) 588814 or

Travel Choices