Fury as Worsthorne bus route scrapped

Burnley Bus Station. G160212/2c
Burnley Bus Station. G160212/2c

A vital bus service to a rural part of Burnley is to be scrapped – a decision which has caused anger among residents.

The Transdev 1 and 1A bus service to Worsthorne is to be stopped completely at the end of this month, prompting passengers and residents of the village to organise a public meeting tonight (Tuesday).

Miss Susan Grice, secretary of Worsthorne Social Club, said: “We have been informed the bus service into Worsthorne is to stop completely at the end of this month, with no intimation that another provider will service the village and surrounding area up to Pike Hill.

“There is a great deal of upset and anger at this announcement. A public meeting will be held in Worsthorne Social Club on Tuesday at 7pm. We have asked the chairman of the parish council and MP Gordon Birtwistle to attend.

“Many of the people who live in the area are dependent on the bus to get into town for work, the bank, post office, appointments, shopping and so on.

“Many are elderly and infirm and would not be able to walk the mile or so to Pike Hill to access the public transport.”