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Rosso joins Transdev

published: Friday, January 12 2018
Rosso is now part of the Transdev family from 12 January 2018. You'll probably know Transdev as the people who run buses in other parts of Lancashire including the town’s buses in Blackburn and Burnley, and those on the Witchway, Red Express and Mainline.
Our 240 people and 102 buses will continue to serve our 5.4 million customers a year across Rossendale Borough and Greater Manchester, as will our network of routes in the towns of Rawtenstall, Bury, Rochdale and Ramsbottom, reaching out to Blackburn, Accrington and Burnley.
It does signal a range of improvements to your local buses – including an immediate £3 million investment in a fleet of 20 brand new, hi-spec vehicles for the company. There will be a new app to give you live departure times of our buses, clever journey planning and mobile tickets too. We’ll also be making bus passes easier to use too – so you can use them on other Transdev buses in Lancashire and into Manchester, as well as on Rosso buses. Plus, there’s a new bus station on the way in Rawtenstall which will make using buses much better in the rapidly developing heart of our network.

There will be no changes to routes, times and individual fares. We're bringing you improvements though right from the beginning.

You’ll be able to go further with your tickets and passes now that Rosso is part of the Transdev family. Rosso Rovers can be used on Witchway between Rawtenstall and Burnley, and between Bentgate, Haslingden and Accrington on Red Express too.
Transdev Gold season tickets and the Daytripper range of day tickets can now be used on all Rosso buses. This is great news particularly if you need to travel into Manchester from Rossendale. So, for example, if you are travelling from Bacup to Manchester, you can just buy one ticket – Gold for weekly travel or Daytripper for the day. Lancashire area tickets can now be used on Rosso buses as far as Rochdale and Bury too.
Buying and using a ticket will be easier too. Your Transdev and Rosso smartcard will work on each other's buses - and you can load the whole range across both companies on either smartcard too.

You'll also be able to buy tickets the easy way - using the Transdev Go app, which will offer the Rosso range of day and season tickets. This means you can buy tickets on your mobile, and your phone becomes your bus ticket. Rosso timetables and live departures will become available on Transdev Go in the next few weeks. Download the free Transdev Go app now from the App Store or Google Play. 
And, we’re bringing back easy-to-use, smart timetables that you'll be able to pick up on buses and at a range of local outlets.
Welcome to a new beginning for Rosso – and the start of amazing things to come.
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