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Local buses and trains

Blackburn with Darwen is well served by public transport with excellent road and rail links and there are a number of different bus companies operating throughout the borough. If you are disabled it may be best to telephone the operator first to check what disabled facilities are available.

National Rail Enquiries

This provides an easy way to get detailed full information about local and national rail services including train times and ticket prices. You can purchase tickets, passes and season cards in advance on their website which also has a local and national journey planner and live departure and arrival information.

National Rail Enquiries
Address: 3rd floor, 40 Bernard Street, London, WC1N 1BY
Phone: 08457 484950 (or 08457 443366 to pre-book help getting on and off trains)
Minicom: 0845 6050600


Northern Rail

Northern Rail operates a wide range of trains across the north of England.   Their services are accessible to disabled people and they provide advice and help for people with additional needs.  

Manual and powered wheelchairs can be taken on all of their trains but some stations may be inaccessible. Please call Customer Relations on 08081 56 16 06 (freephone), or textphone 0845 604 5608 or email for advice on alternative arrangements and to book assistance (at least 24 hours before travel). Click here for more information on Northern Rail's services for people with a disability.

For safety reasons they can't take any mobility scooters on their trains unless they can be folded down before you board and carried on like luggage.  If you intend to travel with a foldable scooter they ask that it is folded up ready for boarding before the train arrives at the station to avoid delaying the train's departure.

Free parking for disabled drivers who hold internation blue permits is available in dedicated parking bays at some stations.



This is a partnership of transport operators and local authorities that provides impartial and comprehensive information on public transport throughout the UK. You can look at train, coach and bus timetables on their website.

Phone: 0871 200 2233

Help the environment - use the local buses and trains to get to and from work, to visit the town centre and to enjoy the many tourist attractions around the town.

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