#AYearOfBuses 164: Rochdale – Accrington
We’re using some creative license today on #AYearOfBuses – but it’s allowed, seeing as we’re using it to feature a cracker of a route!
In 2018, Transdev Blazefield bought the former council-owned bus company, Rosso. A series of swift improvements starting with a host of revitalised buses and new brands followed soon after the takeover, culminating in the relaunch of the 464 – Rosso’s flagship route.
A lengthy stride across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, the 464 runs from Accrington, through the heart of Rossendale and Rawtenstall, and into Rochdale. The relaunch saw a fleet of striking two-tone purple Optare Versas revolutionise the Rosso fleet, complete with free WiFi, USB and wireless power, contactless payments, audio announcements and more.