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#AYearOfBuses 164: Rochdale – Accrington

#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.

About The Author

Matt Harrison

Matt Harrison MCIM is a communications and marketing expert with over 12 years' experience, specialising in public transport. As Founder of Transport Designed, Matt is on a mission to celebrate and work with the most forward-thinking and innovative transport brands on the planet.

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