<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Travel Information Centre, Preston Bus Station]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TravelInformationCentrePrestonBusStation_724.html We are aware through an article in the Lancashire Evening Post that Lancashire County Council have decided to close their Travel Information Office at Preston Bus Station.

The article stated that ‘face to face travel information and ticket sales would end’. This does NOT refer to the excellent service provided by Preston Bus's long serving member of staff, who will continue to provide information and sell the Preston Bus range of passes.

We can confirm Preston Bus was not approached about the possibility of offering the services LCC currently provide. We have in the past offered to assist, knowing the austerity measures faced by LCC in recent years.

For avoidance of any doubt – Preston Bus will continue to provide information and sell passes at Preston Bus Station.

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Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TravelInformationCentrePrestonBusStation_724.html
<![CDATA[Northern DalesBus 830]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NorthernDalesBus830_721.html

Once again the Northern DalesBus 830 service will operate between Preston and Richmond (and Masham as the 859) each Sunday through the Summer and beyond, from May 19th to October 20th 2019.

Linking Preston and Lancaster with some of the most stunning landscape in the British Isles, the Northern DalesBus 830 travels through Ingleton, Ribblehead, Hawes and Reeth before it reaches the bustling town of Richmond, with its Norman castle, Georgian theatre, large cobbled market place and variety of shops, pubs and cafes.

Highlights of the trip include one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the British Isles - Buttertubs, of Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire fame. The bus then travels along Swaledale, regarded by many as one of the most sublimely beautiful of all the Yorkshire Dales.

Children aged between five and 18 pay a £1.00 flat fare each single journey on the 830 and 859.

Special Dales Rover Tickets are available alongside single and day returns:

  • The £8.00 Dales Privilege Rover is available to Nowcard holders (there is no free fare entitlement on the Northern DalesBus), students with a valid NUS card or equivalent, and Railcard Holders (all types, including Dales Railcard and phone app versions).
  • The £18.00 Family Dales Freedom Rover entitles a family or group of five (maximum two adults and up to three children) to travel together for the day.
  • The £10.00 Dales Dales Freedom Rover - Adult - is a value-for-money day ticket.

All the Dales Rover Tickets are valid for travel on the Preston Bus City Network

For more information about attractions along the route and special fares visit the DalesBus website

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Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NorthernDalesBus830_721.html
<![CDATA[Service 280 de-registered]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Service280de-registered_723.html Preston Bus has de-registered its commercial operation of Service 280 from Monday 17th June 2019. The Preston - Clitheroe - Skipton service is likely to finish after its last timetabled journey on Saturday 15th June 2019.

Lancashire County Council have issued a tender, inviting bids from local bus operators to ascertain the potential cost to replace the withdrawn commercial service. However, at this moment in time there is no guarantee a contract will be awarded.

Any unused portions of Gold EasiWeek and Gold Easi28Day tickets will be refunded on a pro rata basis.

We'd like to thank the dedicated team of drivers on the 280 for their sterling efforts over the years. Reports from customers have been consistently outstanding.

A huge thank you too, to the regular customers who made the service a pleasure to operate.

 

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Thu, 09 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Service280de-registered_723.html
<![CDATA[May Bank Holiday Services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/MayBankHolidayServices_720.html On Monday 6th May (Early May) and Monday 27th May 2019 (Spring Bank) Preston Bus will operate Sunday services, as is usual on Bank Holidays. This means that any service which does not ordinarily operate on a Sunday, will not operate on the Bank Holidays.

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Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/MayBankHolidayServices_720.html
<![CDATA[Easter Bank Holiday Services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EasterBankHolidayServices_719.html

 

On Good Friday 19th April and Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 Preston Bus will operate Sunday services, as is usual on Bank Holidays. This means that any service which does not ordinarily operate on a Sunday, will not operate on the Bank Holidays.

Saturday 20th will be a normal Saturday service, and of course Sunday 21st April a normal Sunday service.

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Sat, 13 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EasterBankHolidayServices_719.html
<![CDATA[Career Opportunity: Engineering Manager]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityEngineeringManager_718.html Engineering Manager

We are looking for a proactive, practical and ‘hands-on’ Engineering Manager capable of managing an engineering team and a fleet of 120 vehicles at Preston Bus depot. The salary is negotiable depnding on experience.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the focus will be to lead and manage the smooth running of the engineering department. You will be responsible for maximising productivity and minimising lost mileage, whilst focusing on standards and health & safety practices.

Through quality, reliable and safe engineering practices you will support the operational growth, profitability and provide a consistent quality of service to our customers at this depot.

Ideally the successful candidate will understand the road passenger transport sector, including all relevant legal and external regulations and requirements for the operation of passenger carrying vehicles. However, candidates from backgrounds in a related field, such as the truck / haulage industries within an engineering setting, will also be considered.

For full information, including key accountabilities, benefits and application details, please see our Engineering Career Opportunities page.

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Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityEngineeringManager_718.html
<![CDATA[Save 10% on Bus Tickets]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Save10onBusTickets_717.html Preston Bus has launched a new set of discounted ‘carnet’ tickets for its semi-regular bus passengers. The new Take Five and Take Ten bundles allow mobile ticketing app users to buy tickets 10% cheaper than the maximum £2.00 fare individual single rides on Preston Bus City Network services.

Aimed at the occasional user who buys single tickets, Take Five bundles five tickets for £9.00 and Take Ten bundles ten tickets for £18.00. The £1.80 individual ticket price matches the mid range Preston Bus City Network ticket, and represents a 10% saving over the on-bus price of £2.00 for the maximum fare journey. Once activated, each ticket is valid for 45 minutes. The carnet of tickets is stored in the app's ticket wallet to use at the passenger's convenience within 60 days from the date of purchase.

A full range of tickets is available via the Preston Bus mobile ticketing app, including EasiDay, EasiWeek and Easi28Day options for more frequent travellers. The Preston Bus app is available on Android and Apple, and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

 

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Save10onBusTickets_717.html
<![CDATA[Service Changes from Monday 18th February 2019]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesfromMonday18thFebruary2019_716.html From Monday 18th February there are some changes to services operated by Preston Bus on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

A new service is introduced in Preston, restoring public transport access to Longsands. Service 15 will operate between Preston City Centre and Longsands via Deepdale Road and Watling Street Road. It will operate roughly every hour, Monday to Saturday daytime.

Service 29 (Preston - Frenchwood) is withdrawn, and Frenchwood will be incorporated into service 112 with a revised route.

Service 75 has a revised timetable and route. It will no longer serve the Windward Avenue Estate, following extremely low usage.

Preston Bus will no longer operate services 76, 77 and 77A. There are however no changes to to routes or timetables.

Services 112 and 114 - there are some changes to routes and timetables. The 112 will serve Frenchwood, and also extend to Moss Side and Midge Hall in South Ribble - replacing a revised 114 in these areas. In Leyland 114 will operate direct between Croston Road and the town centre via Broadfield Drive.

More information can be found in the LCC bus service changes leaflet for February 2019.

You can download the new timetables here:

15 - Longsands

112/114 - South Ribble

75 - Fylde Villager

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesfromMonday18thFebruary2019_716.html
<![CDATA[Service changes coming up in Ormskirk]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicechangescomingupinOrmskirk_714.html Work starts on emergency gas main replacement on the A59 from Monday 4th February.

**EDIT** Works will be complete and services 5 and 6 will revert to their normal routes from MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019

During the works, which were scheduled to last until Friday 26th April, Arriva's service 310 will be unable to serve Winifred Lane - Aughton - Holt Green. Ormskirk Town Service 5 will divert to serve Aughton - which means some slight timetable changes to the 5, and consequent slight changes to service 6 to accomodate the different running times. The new timetables for service 5 and service 6 can be downloaded as PDF files by clicking the following links:

Service 5

Service 6

The new timetables will be displayed as usual on the individual services' website pages from Sunday 3rd February

Service 6 route is unchanged, from Monday the service 5 route will be:
From ORMSKIRK Bus Station via Wigan Road, St Helens Road, Park Road, Aughton Street, Prescot Road, Black Moss Lane*, Long Lane*, Prescot Road, Town Green Lane*, Middlewood Road*, Molyneux Road*, Whalley Drive*, Town Green Lane*, Bold Lane, AUGHTON, Church Lane* (clockwise around the memorial), Bold Lane, Winifred Lane*, Noelgate*, Moss Delph Lane*, Swanpool Lane*, Long Lane*, Black Moss
Lane*, Aughton Street, Park Road, St Helens Road and Wigan Road to ORMSKIRK Bus Station.

*Hail and Ride applies on these and all rural roads.

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Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicechangescomingupinOrmskirk_714.html
<![CDATA[Extreme Weather Conditions: Service Update]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ExtremeWeatherConditionsServiceUpdate_713.html Due to the freezing road conditions, with regret Preston Bus services will be omitting a number of estate roads until further notice.  Conditions will be reviewed around 1100 on Thursday 31st January 2019.

Preston Network

Service 8
Currently (Wednesday 30th January) journeys are operating as normal, however if conditions deteriorate overnight Grizedale Crescent and Pope Lane will be omitted and journeys will terminate at Ribbleton Hall Drive/Pope Lane.

Service 31
Journeys will not serve Savick Way, Ainsdale Drive, Lea Road and Thorntrees Avenue. Outbound journeys will operate via West Park Avenue, Blackpool Road to Aldfield Avenue at Lea

South Ribble

Service 112
Journeys will omit Marlborough Drive

Service 114
Journeys will omit Broadgate and Spring Meadow

Preston - Skipton

Service 280
The first 2 journeys to Preston will commence from Chatburn NOT Barnoldswick (this is due to inadequate gritting of the bus route). A driver and bus will check the suitability of subsequent journeys later in the morning.

Ribble Valley Network

Service 3
Journeys will terminate at Sawley and NOT serve Gridlington

Service 5 (Clitheroe-Chipping)
Stoneygate, Ribchester will not be served

Service 25
Journeys will not be able to serve Mellor

Service 35 (Longridge - Blackburn)
Journeys will omit Knowlesly Road and Shear Brow

In view of the forecast it is inevitable that there will be congestion and delays. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience.      

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ExtremeWeatherConditionsServiceUpdate_713.html