<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[City Service Fares Revised from Sunday]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityServiceFaresRevisedfromSunday_394.html From Sunday 11th October 2015 Preston Bus city service fares change.

The present Adult Single fares of £1.35, £1.55 and £1.75 rise by five pence to £1.40, £1.60 and £1.80.

The EasiDay pass will rise by 10p to £3.50

EasiWeek and Easi28Day changes

The Adult EasiWeek will increase by 30 pence to £10.80, the Child EasiWeek will become £9.00, an increase of 20 pence. The Easi28Day passes will each increase by £1, with the Adult Easi28Day at £39.00 and Child Easi28Day £30.00 from Sunday.

Child flat fare unchanged

The £1 child flat fare remains frozen at its 2013 level - no change either in the popular £5.00 family day ticket, which allows up to two adults and up to three children to travel together all day.

Park & Ride Fares Simplified

On Monday 12th October the Park & Ride Adult Day Return is set to rise from £1.40 to £1.50. However Preston Bus is slashing the peak time fare (before 09:30 weekdays) from £2.50 to £1.50, making city parking dramatically cheaper for commuters and early shoppers. The new simplified fare is also reflected in the single £13.50 Saverstrip on offer, which gives customers ten return journeys for the price of nine (available from the Walton-le-Dale Park & Ride Office). There is no change to the 60p child day return or the £3.00 P&R group ticket.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityServiceFaresRevisedfromSunday_394.html
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Triathlon 2015]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FleetwoodTriathlon2015_391.html This Sunday Fleetwood Triathlon 2015 takes place. Some roads will be closed between 08:00 and 14:00 for the duration of the race - the route starts at Balmoral Terrace and progresses along The Esplanade, onto Laidleys Walk, Princes Way then along Fairway finishing at Rossall Hospital.

Service 75 should not be affected by the road closures other than the possiblility of slight delays.

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FleetwoodTriathlon2015_391.html
<![CDATA[Road closure: Towngate reopens early, 112 back to normal]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadclosureTowngatereopensearly112backtonormal_384.html Part of Towngate in Leyland was closed for emergency works to take place. The closure was expected to last until Monday, but the road has reopened today.

Service 112 returned to its normal route this afternoon, but please bear with us while we inform our drivers.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the roadworks and diversion, and thank you for your patience.

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadclosureTowngatereopensearly112backtonormal_384.html
<![CDATA[School & College Services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SchoolCollegeServices_380.html
Trying to find out which school service you need in September? You can now download timetables and route information for all the school and college services Preston Bus operate.

Preston Bus operate several school services in and around Preston, Penwortham and Chorley, and some school services in Blackpool and the Fylde. We also operate several services on behalf of Myerscough College.

To download PDF versions of timetable and route details for all the school and college services we operate, see our dedicated page here.

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SchoolCollegeServices_380.html
<![CDATA[Cadley Causeway reopens early]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewayreopensearly_379.html Following the completion of roadworks, Cadley Causeway reopened early - way ahead of the forecast five week closure. Orbit 88A and 88C services reverted to their normal routes from the morning of Monday August 10th.

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewayreopensearly_379.html
<![CDATA[Summer Special Child Fare!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerSpecialChildFare_374.html IT’S BACK! KIDS TRAVEL HALF PRICE!

Over SUMMER we’re cutting our CITY NETWORK* CHILD FLAT FARE in HALF to 50p

The long school Summer holidays are coming up, and we're reducing our child flat fare once again. From Saturday 25th July to Monday 31st August inclusive, the normal child flat fare of £1.00 will be cut to just 50p per journey

*The child flat fare applies to our city network ONLY (services 8, 14, 16, 19/19A, 22, 23, 31/31A, 35, 44, 88A, 88C, 86, 89). The child flat fare returns to its normal price of £1.00 on Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerSpecialChildFare_374.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate Bus Stops - Update]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateBusStops-Update_369.html As part of the long term city centre improvement works, from next Tuesday 23rd June there will be changes to some bus stops on Fishergate in Preston
  • Fishergate Stop D (at Greenhalghs) will be decommissioned with services moving to new Fishergate Stop E


  • Fishergate Stop E (at Boots) will be reinstated and served by Services 75, 88C, 89 & Portway P&R


  • Fishergate Stop F (at Waterstones) will be maintained and may be adjusted within the works in that area where necessary


  • Fishergate Stop G (at Evoque) will be temporarily suspended with services moving to Lancaster Road Stop L (end stop) whilst the works are completed


  • Lancaster Road Stop L (end stop at junction with Church Street) will be temporarily served by Services 2, 2A, 3, 12, 12A & 13A


Publicity will be erected at the bus stops concerned on Friday 19th June advising customers of these changes.

Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateBusStops-Update_369.html
<![CDATA[Summer Festivals and Carnivals]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerFestivalsandCarnivals_367.html
The Festival season is upon us once more!

This weekend sees the Leyland Festival and Fleetwood Carnival on Saturday 20th June, and Preston's Caribbean Carnival on Sunday 21st. Diversions will be in place, and delays to services are probable. The Leyland Festival affects service 112, and service 75 will be affected in Fleetwood. Some knock on delays are possible on other services on Saturday (such as 12, 13 and 114), as they are covered on the same duties as 112.

Sunday's Caribbean Carnival is likely to affect all Preston city services at points throughout the day, but as the roadblock is expected to move with the procession, delays should be kept to a minimum.

Details of times and diversion routes can be found here on our service disruptions page

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. Enjoy the festivals!

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerFestivalsandCarnivals_367.html
<![CDATA[Ringway underpass waterproofing works]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Ringwayunderpasswaterproofingworks_365.html Please be aware there are likely to be delays and or congestion in the city centre once again this weekend with lane closures on Ringway as work continues on waterproofing the Ringway underpass.

To help combat the heaviest traffic on Saturday, services 23, 31A, 44, 35, 80 will operate via Walker Street between 10:00 - 17:00 inbound to the bus station only (normal route outbound from the bus station). Stops on Friargate and Ringway inbound to the bus station will not therefore be served 10:00 - 17:00 on Saturday 13th June. Normal routes will be observed at all other times.

More information on the roadworks can be found here.

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

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Ringwayunderpasswaterproofingworks_365.html
<![CDATA[PCV Driver Vacancies]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PCVDriverVacancies_362.html
We are looking for PCV drivers, both experienced and trainee, for our Preston operations. We also have vacancies for experienced drivers in Atherton, with sister company Diamond Bus North West.

Following our successful Job Fair in May, we now have more vacancies for PCV Drivers as we expand operations in Preston, and at Diamond Bus North West in Atherton.

Preston Bus has immediate vacancies for Experienced PCV Drivers (with current DQC card). We also have vacancies on our training programme, so if a career in public transport interests you, apply to become a  Trainee PCV Driver with us. You'll get full training to achieve your PCV licence and DQC card - to apply you must have a full UK (car) driving licence with at least two year's driving experience.

At Diamond Bus North West, based in Atherton M46, we have immediate vacancies for Fully Qualified PCV Drivers (with full DQC card). We also have a vacancy for a qualified PCV Shift Fitter to cover nights.


Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PCVDriverVacancies_362.html