The Burnley Bus Company’s cheerful team of Bus Butlers were out and about this morning at the town’s bus station and on board Mainline buses, to get the big day off to a scrumptious start with free breakfast treats for customers.
It’s the day when proud Lancastrians celebrate all that’s great about the Red Rose County – and Burnley’s buses started the party early with a morning of tasty free giveaways.
Lancashire Day commemorates the day in the year 1295 when Lancashire sent its first elected representatives to Parliament, in response to a call from King Edward I to join what later became known as ‘The Model Parliament’.
The Lancashire Day Proclamation will be read out by town criers throughout the county on Monday to formally mark the occasion – and as proud Lancastrians, the team at The Burnley Bus Company are looking forward to getting the day off to a mouth-watering start.
The Burnley Bus Company’s General Manager Steve Ottley says: “We’re always proud of our Lancashire routes, but more than on any other day Lancashire Day is the time for us to celebrate all that’s magical about our wonderful Red Rose County.
“Our Bus Butlers served breakfast with a smile at Burnley Bus Station and on selected buses on this morning, to thank all our customers for their support and share this most special of days.
“Our buses are the easy way to discover the sights and delights of east and central Lancashire – and with a day’s travel on our buses in Lancashire available from our drivers or our Transdev Go app at just £6.50, it’s the perfect day to sit back and let us show you the best of our magnificent county.”
Burnley’s buses are brighter than ever this Lancashire Day, thanks to a £4.5 million investment this year by parent company Transdev in 30 top-of-the-range new buses for its Mainline network in and around the town – the operator’s biggest ever investment in Lancashire.
The Mainline buses are packed with customer-friendly features, including fast and free 4G WiFi, USB at-seat power points, digital destination displays with countdown to departure timers, and next stop information screens with audio announcements provided by the two winners of a competition to find the local ‘Voices of Mainline’.
The Burnley Bus Company is also a proud supporter of local people and projects in East Lancashire, through its partnership with the Friends of Burnley Football Club in the Community programme.
More information on Lancashire Day traditions and events is available via the Visit Lancashire Website.