Accrington Academy is centrally located within Lancashire, nestling in the foothills of the Pennines and close to the scenic Ribble Valley.
All within a 25 minute journey time by car from Manchester, there are direct bus and train links, with recent major investments to improve public transport infrastructure within the town.
New direct train services between Accrington, and Manchester
The reinstatement of 500 metres of rail track, will improve journey times between Accrington and Manchester and will be a vital catalyst for jobs, economic growth and the visitor economy. The project will put Accrington within commuting distance of Manchester and open up job prospects, as well as tourist and leisure opportunities.
New Accrington Bus Station
Accrington’s £6.4m bus station opened in May 2016. The new bus station is manned during operational hours and is also covered by a CCTV system. The station features 11 bus bays and a range of electronic passenger display screen to provide up to date and, where available, real time information on bus services. Public toilets, including a disabled access toilet and baby changing facilities are also available as well as a changing places facility. There is also a manned travel desk to provide information and timetables for bus services in the area.