Attracted by the advertisements on the back of its vehicles, JOHN YOUNG puts the east Lancashire municipal’s network to the test with a summer Saturday circuit of towns either side of the Greater Manchester boundary. He sees a lot, but not as many passengers as there once would have been.

Recent additions to the Rosso fleet are East Lancs Myllennium Vyking-bodied Volvo B7TLs new to London United. This is 128 (PG04 WGV), VE4 in London, in Walmersley on route 483 on which John Young rode from Burnley to Rawtenstall aboard a Wright Eclipse Gemini-bodied B7TL.

Saturday 5 August dawns bright and sunny. The date has been earmarked for a tour of part of Rosso’s network of services covering Lancashire and Greater Manchester, publicised with the strapline Going Places with Rosso.


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