Lancashire Schools Transport for Main School and Sixth Form Students
Lancashire Bus Services provide some transport services to Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. Places are limited and you are advised to apply for transport as soon as possible after confirming your place at the school. Priority is given to existing students in Years 8-11 and then to Year 7 students. School bus services are also used by some Sixth Form students as they stop at the Sixth Form site. This is dependent on capacity being available after places have been allocated to students in Years 7-11. Parents are advised to contact Lancashire’s School Transport Line on 0300 123 6738. Further information is also available on their website here. We do not operate any of the services to school so are not able to assist with enquiries about ticket allocation.
Public Transport Information
We encourage students to use public transport to travel to school if they are not able to access the Schools Transport Services provided by Lancashire County Council.
Bus timetable information is available from Lancashire County Council Clitheroe Bus and Rail Interchange or from Traveline. Bus stop locations can be checked at On Bus or by viewing town centre maps showing bus stops and local attractions.
Lancashire Buses run many public bus services to and from Clitheroe, including buses operated by Blackburn Bus Company, Burnley Bus Company and Mainline. View all their timetables on the Transdev website. During term-time, they also operate a school service specifically for students travelling to CRGS from Colne, Nelson and Burnley. It is service V2 (formerly Service 837). Places on this bus fill quickly and it is recommended that you contact Burnley Buses directly on 01282 427778 if you are considering using this service.
National Rail Enquiry Service: Timetable information is available from their Journey Planner or by calling 03457 484950 (24 hours).
Public Transport Discounted Ticket Schemes
Ugo: Lancashire Buses run a travel scheme called Ugo for young people. Anyone who is under the age of 19 and asks for a Ugo ticket (or child fare) can receive reduced price travel, which can be a discount of up to one third on full adult fares. Students do not need to show any identification to get a discount. However, the company reserves the right to ask older-looking customers for identification. View the Transdev website for further details of Lancashire Bus fares.
Northern Rail U16 and 16-18 Educational Rail Season Tickets: This scheme allows students aged under 16 to receive 50% discount off the price of a child season ticket fare and they are available to purchase termly or for the academic year. The scheme also allows students aged 16-18 to receive 30% discount off the price of an adult season ticket fare for the academic year. To apply for a season ticket, students must complete an application form, have it stamped and authorised at school, then present it at the railway station ticket office to take up the offer. Application forms can be picked up at Clitheroe or Blackburn stations. Details are available from Clitheroe Interchange on 01200 429832.
NEW 16 & 17 Railcard: This new discount railcard was announced by the government in January 2019 and is expected to be available by September 2019. The cost is presently unknown, but it looks likely that it will offer a 50% discount on many fares. You can find out more here (Money Saving Expert) and here (BBC News). We will update our information when we know more.
16-25 Railcard: This costs £30 and lasts a year for train and tube travel in the UK. Travelling to a few university open days could mean that the railcard pays for itself very quickly as it reduces fares by up to one third.
Disabled Person’s Railcard: This is available for people receiving the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) higher rate mobility or the higher / middle rate for care. View details.
Young Person’s Coachcard: This gives 30% off coach travel in the UK (except on already discounted fares). It is for 16-26 year olds, or full-time students and costs £10 for 1 year or £25 for 3 years. View details.