Rotala Plc

The parent company of Preston Bus Limited is Rotala Plc.

Rotala Plc is an AIM listed company, operating commercial and subsidised bus routes. Its clients are the public, local authorities, businesses and private individuals. Its presence in the UK concentrates in three main areas: Preston and the North West; the West Midlands and the South West. Bases at airports allow for country-wide coverage.
Each area of the UK is unique, and has its own specific transport requirements. For that reason, Rotala operates local depots run by managers with in depth knowledge of local areas and markets. The success achieved by this strategy proves that a community approach serves customers well. "Head-office" does not dictate local transport policy. Rotala empowers local managers to make their own decisions, delivering area focussed, high-quality services.
Rotala aims to create quality branded routes, using liveried vehicles recognisable as Rotala-owned. We believe passengers take confidence from knowing their local service has the backing of a large, UK-wide transport provider.

Other Rotala Plc companies and brands include: Diamond Bus, and Wessex

Latest News

Portway Park and Ride site remains closed until further notice.
We have taken the decision to not re-open the Preston, Portway Park and Ride site and this current time until further notice, we have taken this decision to allow us to ensure government guidance on social distancing is maintained throughout our fleet for the safety of all using the services. As a consequently, single deck buses are operated which have difficulty to exit the site safely.
Passenger Social Distancing Update
The Coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges for bus companies in recent weeks. During the period of lockdown the health and safety of drivers and passengers, largely key workers and those needing to access essential local community shops and healthcare, has been our main priority and we have already put a number of measures in place to ensure people can travel safely.
Preston Bus Survey
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Government guidelines meant that only essential travel on public transport was advised, this meant that we revised many of our service levels to meet a lower demand in passengers, but also to ensure Key Workers and communities were still able to access essential bus services. As we move towards planning for life to return to normal life, Preston Bus would like to understand how your travel patterns changed during COVID-19 and how and when you are likely to begin traveling with us again, if you are then what would make you feel safer and more confident to travel again. This will help us to ensure we plan ahead and make sure the right frequency and number of buses are put back onto routes so people can travel confidently and safely during the transition phase out of lockdown and beyond into returning to normal life. To help us plan we would like to ask Preston passengers to complete a short questionnaire, to ensure we can meet your needs in the coming weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your time and support.