<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Service 80 Change]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Service80Change_283.html From Monday November 3rd, the last service 80 journey each day will terminate at Myerscough College rather than Great Eccleston, as it does now. This means that the 18:25 service from Preston will operate the full journey, Monday-Saturday, offering an improved service to customers.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Service80Change_283.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate gridlock]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Fishergategridlock_282.html Fishergate in Preston, with roadworks due to finish, was today blocked by taxi drivers protesting. Some buses were sitting in gridlocked traffic for fourty minutes.

The disruption is continuing to have a knock on effect on other streets in the city centre, with many services, in particular the Orbit 88C, 88A and 89, are suffering delays.

Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Fishergategridlock_282.html
<![CDATA[Join the Preston Bus Team]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/JointhePrestonBusTeam_281.html
We're looking for a Workshop Manager

Preston Bus Ltd

Join our Award Winning Engineering Team


As Workshop Manager you will lead the engineering team based at our Preston depot and take an overview of all company engineering resources to make business based decisions, taking into account legal compliance, safety, and customer service.

You will have a PCV/HGV Engineering background with a successful track record of leadership qualities, knowledge of current legislation, and be IT literate. This is a hands-on engineering role, and you will lead by example in terms of industry and quality of work.

To apply for this vacancy please email or post your
CV with covering letter to les.jones@rotala.co.uk or
Les Jones, Engineering Department, Preston Bus Ltd,
221 Deepdale Road, Preston PR1 6NY

Closing Date for applications is 31 October 2014


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/JointhePrestonBusTeam_281.html
<![CDATA[Cadley Causeway REOPENED]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewayREOPENED_277.html Following emergency repairs to a burst water main Cadley Causeway has reopened to traffic. Orbit services 88A and 88C will now serve Cadley Causeway once again, after returning to the normal route.

Thank you for your patience during the diversion.

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewayREOPENED_277.html
<![CDATA[Friargate/Ringway Diversion - Until Further Notice]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FriargateRingwayDiversion-UntilFurtherNotice_276.html
Extreme traffic congestion is cause of regular delays in Preston city centre. Buses diverted at peak times to alleviate the situation.

Extreme traffic congestion due to the ongoing roadworks along Fishergate, Corporation Street and more recently the Ringway (Holiday Inn) junction, has been adversely affecting the reliability of a number of services, including 23, 35, 31/31A and 44.

To alleviate the long delays customers suffer in extreme traffic congestion, services normally using Friargate and Ringway to return to the bus station will divert along Walker Street, Lawson Street and the Tenterfield Street underpass, then Ormskirk Road to the bus station. The diversion will operate each day between 14:00 and 17:30, until further notice. Unfortunately Friargate and Ringway stops will not therefore be served at these times. Customers will be able to alight at Lawson Street.

This arrangement will remain in operation until further notice in order to try to assist service reliability. The Holiday Inn area works are due to finish in December, but we hope traffic flow will improve by then.

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FriargateRingwayDiversion-UntilFurtherNotice_276.html
On Monday 29th September Adelphi Street will have a one way restriction imposed. The resulting diversion will affect service 23 for approximately 6 weeks.

From Monday 29th September 2014 ADELPHI STREET will be closed to Southbound traffic (travelling towards the city centre) for approximately six weeks to enable gas main replacement works to be undertaken. The work is expected to be completed during the week of Friday 7th November.

Journeys outbound from the city centre will be unaffected (service 23 towards Fulwood).

Inbound journeys will be normal route along Plungington Road. At Plungington Road/Aqueduct Street traffic lights vehicles will be diverted via Aqueduct Street, North Road, Moor Lane to Friargate, and back on normal route.

School bus journeys travelling northbound along Moor Lane will divert via Walker Street, Lancaster Old Road and Melling Street to the traffic lights on the A6, due to Moor Lane being closed to northbound traffic near the Adelphi Street junction.

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ADELPHISTREET-ONEWAYRESTRICTION_275.html
<![CDATA[Run Preston 2014]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RunPreston2014_274.html Run Preston 2014 takes place in the city centre on Sunday 28th September 2014, with race distances of 10k and 5k. There are expected to be well over 1,000 competitors at the annual event - 2014 is the 11th year Preston has staged the fixture.

Fishergate will be closed from 08:00 to around 12:30, between Birley Street and Winckley Street. Affected bus services, including Preston Bus 89, will be diverted via Lancaster Road, Ringway and Corporation Street, rejoining normal routes at the Railway Station. Passengers who would normally have caught their bus on Lancaster road or Fishergate are advised to board at the Bus Station or Railway Station.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

For more information visit runpreston.com

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RunPreston2014_274.html
<![CDATA[City Centre Gridlock]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityCentreGridlock_273.html Traffic in the city centre is gridlocked this evening, causing extreme delays on Park & Ride service 1, Orbit 88A, 88C, 23, 35, 44 and 31A. Other services are likely to feel knock on effects through the evening. Serious congestion on Corporation Street, Ringway and at the Holiday Inn Lights is compounding the problem.

Apologies for any inconvenience suffered and thank you for your patience.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityCentreGridlock_273.html
<![CDATA[BIBAs Winners - Service Business of the Year 2014]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BIBAsWinners-ServiceBusinessoftheYear2014_271.html
Preston Bus win for the third year at the BIBAs


Preston Bus were joint winners (with Springfield Care) of Service Business of the Year 2014 at last week's BIBAs.

John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus reflects "The focus of Preston Bus is Safety, Compliance, Quality and Respect. This ethos helps us deliver a reliable, affordable and sustainable service despite the economic difficulties a lot of industries face."

The award is recognition of the hard work of all Preston Bus colleagues, investment in the fleet, and partnerships with other organisations. It is a welcome addition to the company's awards of recent years.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BIBAsWinners-ServiceBusinessoftheYear2014_271.html
<![CDATA[112 back to normal route in Leyland]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/112backtonormalrouteinLeyland_267.html
112 diversion ends, Wednesday 17th September

Originally scheduled to last from Monday 15th to Friday 19th September, the road re-surfacing at the junctions of West Paddock, Broadfield Drive and Lancastergate in Leyland is complete, and the roads are open. Service 112 will revert to its normal route on Thursday 18th September.

Thank you for your patience during the diversion.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/112backtonormalrouteinLeyland_267.html