An evening bus service will continue after its proposed withdrawal threatened to leave residents cut off.
Lancashire county council has agreed to subsidise buses on services 6A and 7A which serve Accrington, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Rishton and Blackburn.
Services between 7.30pm and 11pm were due to be withdrawn by bus operator Transdev as part of an overhaul of the route.
Users in Great Harwood feared they would be cut-off from the rest of the borough due to the changes.
But the county council has now stepped in to subsidise the route, meaning it will continue to operate once an hour between 7.30pm and 11pm on every night except Sunday.
But services on Sundays will be discontinued from September 16.
Hyndburn councillor Gareth Molineux is delighted the service was saved.
He said: “The people of Great Harwood deserve to have good transport links to the rest of the borough.
“It is unfortunate that Transdev took the decision to cancel the evening service, effectively cutting the town off.
“I am glad Lancashire county council acted on my request to subsidise the route, which I know will be a massive relief to residents who rely on the buses to get to work.”
The subsidy will cost the county council £12,500 each year.
Coun Malcolm Barron, lead member for transport, said: “This is good news, particularly for passengers from the towns of Rishton, Great Harwood and Clayton-le-Moors, who continue to have a route to Blackburn and Accrington in the evenings.”