A Great Day Out

Introducing our new summer 470 route

20 July 2021

North West

Diamond Bus North West is pleased to announce a new open top summer only service between Bolton and Ramsbottom which will commence on July 24th 2021.

This service will provide three return journeys per day between Wednesday and Sunday up until September 5th 2021.

For those wishing to use the East Lancashire Railway, joint tickets for both unlimited travel on all Diamond Bus North West Services and East Lancashire Railway services will be available online and the East Lancashire Railway website.

The service will also provide a link to Jumbles country park and Hawkshaw village, creating bus links with Bolton and Ramsbottom which are not currently available.

There are some great walks around the West Pennine Moors and Ramsbottom boasts some quaint local shops and exception real ale pubs.

Concession passes, Diamond Bus day/week tickets, our passes, system one and get me there tickets are accepted on this service.


Ticket Prices are as follows

Bus only tickets.

Adult single £4.50    Adult Day £5

Child single £2.00    Child Day £2.50


Combined tickets are priced at:

Adult: £18.50

Child: £11.50

Family: £47.50 (2 adults and 3 children)

(these represent a saving of £6, £3 and £10.50 respectively)

These offer unlimited travel on ALL DBNW and East Lancs Railway services for the day.

This is available on the ELR website and will be available from Friday.


A timetable can be viewed here


This new summer service promoting the staycation message from Government and providing a link between Bolton and Ramsbottom. We hope our passengers will enjoy using the open top service and our timetable is timed to enable travel on the East Lancashire Railway. A joint bus and train day ticket which is valid on all Diamond Bus North West and all East Lancashire Railway services will be available at www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk


*Another vehicle may substituted at short notice due to operational difficulties or bad weather (all tickets are not refundable).

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