The sun was shining during last weekend’s Bus Festival. Accrington Town Square hosted 15 buses and coaches, a free children’s treasure trail, rides on a vintage bus and hundreds of happy families throughout the day.

The Bus Festival was organised by #AmazingAccrington with the support of:

Town & District Transport Trust, Hyndburn Borough Council, Pilkington Bus, Transdev, Moving PEOPLE and Cranberry Coaches.

Organisers are hoping next year will be bigger and better and are encouraging more people to get involved.

Murray Dawson, Chairman of The #AmazingAccrington Initiative said:

“We had a fantastic day at Bus Fest, it was made possible with the support of a large number of organisations and lots of volunteers, I am incredibly grateful to everyone who took part. There are already talks of another event for next year and we have had even more organisations come forward wanting to get involved which is fantastic.

There is a rich transport heritage throughout Lancashire and we wanted to celebrate this, whilst also making people aware of the wonderful public transport facilities available.

People have come from neighbouring towns to visit the static display of buses and we have had great feedback. Over 60 children completed the Transport Treasure Trail, which led them to the bus station to learn some facts about places they can travel to from Accrington.

It was great to meet so many people who wouldn’t have ordinarily come into town that day. This is what our events are about, encouraging people to use our local café’s, shops and explore the area.”

For more information about #AmazingAccrington and future events visit: