Subidised bus services in Hyndburn could be slashed on evenings and Sunday's as part of £300 million saving measures.
Lancashire County Council (LCC) plan to save £3.8 million over the next two years by withdrawing subsidies which enable 'not commercially viable' routes to operate.
The authority said it would focus instead on subsidising routes during the day time 'when they are most used' and also provide an extra £500,000 on community transport for people with the greatest need.
Tory councillors in Hyndburn have blasted the plans and said the bus services are a 'lifeline' for many residents.
The Hyndburn bus routes affected include:
- The number 6 and 7 between Accrington, Great Harwood and Blackburn via Clayton-le-Moors and Harwood Bar
- The number 23 between Accrington, Padiham and Burnley via Huncoat and Hapton
- The number 152 between Burnley, Blackburn and Preston via Padiham, Clayton-le-Moors, Rishton and Feniscowles
Hyndburn Tory councillor Peter Britcliffe said residents will end up 'paying more for a poorer service'.
He said: “They don't need to spend money on consultations because the fact is those late night and weekend bus services are a lifeline for so many people and it should be kept.
“I would be disappointed to see any of them go, especially at a time when they are talking about increasing the council tax.”
Hyndburn Council leader Miles Parkinson said it was a 'sad state of affairs'.
He said: “Unfortunately the county council is in a very hard predicament.
“Until we get the feedback and decisions are made and we find out what levels of subsidy can still be provided will will have to wait.
“It's a sad state of affairs that services are really under focus but the funding from central government is being dramatically reduced.”
A consultation over the proposals which are part of the LCC's 2014 budget will close on Friday, January 17.
If approved the measures would come into effect in May affecting 72 bus services across Lancashire.
The LCC said they already spend £8 million on subsiding bus travel and need to make savings of £300 million by 2018 because of reduced government funding.
County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “I'm fully aware that the withdrawal of any bus service would have an impact upon the people who use it.
“These are proposals at this stage and no decision will be taken without carefully considering the results of this consultation.”