At St Mary’s College we offer a number of direct service buses for all 16-19 students to ensure a safe and reliable journey into College. These operate twice daily, i.e. in time for the start and finish of the College day (valid for term-time only) in association with Moving People and costs only £25 per term.
SMC DIRECT BUS SERVICES
All students using college transport must have their ID badges displayed on them to travel on the bus. Students will not be allowed to travel on the bus if they are not wearing their badge. For your safety and for the safety of others, it is now mandatory for face coverings to be worn on public transport and the dedicated College buses. These are not provided by College or Moving People. Students should bring a plastic bag to store their face covering or mask when they arrive at College
APPLY FOR A BUS PASS
To apply for a bus pass please complete the online form below.
All payments for bus passes are to be made by bank transfer:
Account Name: St Mary’s College
Sort Code: 20-09-80
Account Number: 00403253
Please include the student surname and date of birth as a reference.
No bus passes will be issued without payment, and you must have your bus pass to make the return journey on your first day of college as bus passes will be issued at induction.
Year 12 payments for the annual travel pass paid in three instalments are due by 27 August, 1 December & 12 March. A new pass will be issued every term.
Year 13 payments for the annual travel pass paid in three instalments are due by 21 August, 1 December & 12 March. A new pass will be issued every term.
Year 12 payments for the annual travel pass paid in full are due by 27 August.
Year 13 payments for the annual travel pass paid in full are due by 21 August.
If your termly travel pass is returned between 1 September – 14 September you will receive a £15 refund within these dates only.
If your yearly travel pass is returned you will receive the following refund
1 September – 14 September £60
15 September – 15 December £45
4 January – 26 March £20
12 April – 25 June £0
Lost passes are replaced for £15.
Transdev Lancashire United offer tickets. These tickets give unlimited travel on regular commercial bus services within the boundaries of Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn Boroughs.
REGULAR COMMERCIAL TRAIN SERVICES
From the Train Station in Blackburn Centre it is about 20 minutes uphill walk (or a short bus ride) to the College.
For information about timetables and prices for local services click the link below: