<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Lancashire Market returns to Preston]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LancashireMarketreturnstoPreston_497.html The Lancashire Market returns to Friargate in Preston on Saturday 30th July. There will be food, drink, crafts, caricatures, petting zoo area, picnic garden, live music & more! There are also linked events in the evening. Find out more here.

Friargate itself will be closed to vehicles between the junction with Ringway and the Adelphi Roundabout, from 0300 when the stalls are set up to at least 2100.

Services 23, 31, 35, 43 will divert via Ringway and Corporation Street (outbound from the bus station), and via Walker Street, Lawson St and the Tenterfield St underpass (inbound to the bus station).

Apologies for any inconvenience - enjoy the day if you visit!

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LancashireMarketreturnstoPreston_497.html
<![CDATA[Fare Revision - from Sunday 24th july]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevision-fromSunday24thjuly_494.html Fares will be revised from Sunday 24th July.

The revision mainly applies to the price of EasiDay, EasiWeek and Easi28Day passes. Adult single fares are frozen at 2015 prices.

The child single fare increases to £1.20 (following no change in price for six years).

An Adult day return fare of £3.50 is introduced for those passengers who currently purchase the EasiDay to use as a return ticket.

Adult Single Fares:
These remain unchanged at £1.40, £1.60 and £1.80

Child Single:
Child flat single fare will increase to £1.20

SUMMER PROMOTION: The £1.20 Child Flat Fare ticket is replaced by a £1.20 CHILD RETURN TICKET for the Summer Holidays. This promotional ticket will be available from Sunday 24th July until Sunday 4th September ONLY, reverting to the normal £1.20 Flat Fare afterwards.

Weekly Tickets / Passes:

  EasiDay EasiWeek Easi28Day
Adult £3.75 £12.00 £42.00
Child N/A £10.00 £33.00

An Adult Return fare of £3.50 will be introduced (valid on day of issue)

Family EasiDay Ticket: £5.50

Service 280 Skipton:
Preston Bus took over this previously subsidised service in April 2016, with no direct funding support from the Local Authority. Following the first period of operation, some fares will be revised to improve the long term commercial viability of the service.

Most adult and child single and period return fares will increase by less than 10%.

The Preston Bus EasiDay Gold ticket will become £6.80 (Under 19: £4.50).

The adult and child Network Ribble Valley (currently £17.00 and £11.00 respectively) will be replaced by the Preston Bus EasiWeek Gold ticket, which offers travel on the complete route, as well as the Preston Bus City Network of services.

The Clitheroe Local Weekly will become £12.00 for adults and £10.00 for children.

All other tickets and fares will be frozen at their current levels.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevision-fromSunday24thjuly_494.html
<![CDATA[Herd 'em Up!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/HerdemUp_491.html
Beat Herder starts on Friday 15th July, and you can get there on the Preston - Skipton 280/X80/180 services

The Beat-Herder Festival - three days of beats and barminess in the Ribble Valley - starts on Friday. You can get to the festival at Sawley on the Preston - Skipton 280/X80/180. We will be operating duplicate buses to cope with extra demand.

From Preston catch the 280: it will cost £4.60 single to the Stirk House/Howgill fare stage, or £8.20 period return.

From Clitheroe, catch the 180 or X80: £2.35 single or £4.25 period return.

From Skipton, catch the X80: £5.10 single, £9.20 period return

From Barnoldswick, catch the 180: £3.00 single, £5.40 period return

On the 280/X80/180 we sell period returns - the return portion of the ticket is valid for 28 days from date of purchase - so if you're going on Friday and returning on Monday, you can do that with our return ticket. If you're travelling from Preston or Skipton and returning on the same day, buy our £6.10 EasiDay Gold ticket.

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/HerdemUp_491.html
<![CDATA[Skipton Cycle Race - Road Closures and diversion]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SkiptonCycleRace-RoadClosuresanddiversion_489.html A number of roads in Skipton Town Centre will be closed from 1600 on Wednesday 6th July, for the Skipton Cycle Race. Preston Bus X80 and 180 journeys passing through Skipton after 1600 will be diverted around the closure.

Buses will divert out of Skipton Bus Station onto Craven Street and Cavendish Street and back to normal route at Morrison's.

PLEASE NOTE: the 1640 X80 service will NOT operate via Craven College. It will instead operate via the above diversionary route.

All bus stops on the normal route will continue to be served.

Buses will turn right after Morrison's onto Cavendish Street and continue onto Craven Street then left onto Keighley Road to Skipton Bus Station.

All bus stops on the normal route will continue to be served.

Due to the nature of the diversion and the event taking place, delays to services are expected.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SkiptonCycleRace-RoadClosuresanddiversion_489.html
<![CDATA[Lea Road Reopens]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LeaRoadReopens_487.html We have been infomed that Lea Road will reopen later today (Tuesday 28th June) following emergency roadworks which were expected to keep the road closed for up to two weeks.

Services 80 will be back to its normal route as soon as possible - depending on the time the road opens, this may be tomorrow (Wednesday 29th June).

Apologies for any inconvenience

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LeaRoadReopens_487.html
<![CDATA[Road Closure next week - Singleton and Hardhorn]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadClosurenextweek-SingletonandHardhorn_485.html
The closure of Station Road and Fairfield Road will mean service 75 diverts 28th - 30th June

We have been notified that on police advice Station Road & Fairfield Road between Singleton and Hardhorn will be closed from 07.00 on Tuesday 28th June until 19.00 Thursday 30th June.

During the closure, Service 75 will be diverted via Lodge Lane, Garstang Road and Garstang Road East in both directions

Hardhorn Road and village will not be served.

Customers are advised to board & alight the service along the diverted route.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadClosurenextweek-SingletonandHardhorn_485.html
<![CDATA[NEW Family EasiDay Gold]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NEWFamilyEasiDayGold_483.html
The Preston - Skipton 280/X80/180 service gets its own Family EasiDay Ticket, from Saturday 18th June

Family days out to Ribble Valley destinations and all the way to Skipton will be better value from Saturday June 18th, when Preston Bus introduces the NEW Family Gold EasiDay ticket.

From this Saturday you'll be able to buy the £15.00 Family Gold EasiDay. It's a new family day ticket, valid for up to 2 adults & up to 3 children travelling together on the 280/X80/180 Preston - Skipton service.

PLUS - it's ALSO valid for travel on all the same Preston Bus services* as the Family EasiDay, and it's available from your driver.

Hop on and off the buses all day!

*1, 2, 6/6A, 8, 12, 13, 14/14A, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 43, 88, 89, 112: whole route.
75/75A: between city & Lea Gate.
80: between city & Hoyles Lane.
NOT valid for travel on 3A, 5 & 6 Ormskirk, 74, 114.

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NEWFamilyEasiDayGold_483.html
<![CDATA[Stand Changes on Preston Bus Station - Further amendments]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation-Furtheramendments_476.html From Monday 23rd May 2016, services 75, 80, 13 and 112 will change departure stands on Preston Bus Station.

Services 75 and 80 will depart from stand 32

Services 13 and 112 will depart from stand 33

Please note: the stand numbers have now been amended from those originally announced on Monday.

Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation-Furtheramendments_476.html
<![CDATA[Changes to Preston's Park & Ride ]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoPrestonsParkRide_475.html To help ensure the future reliability of the park & Ride service in Preston, the Cross City Service 1 is changing from Monday 23rd May.

The current single service will revert to two distinct operations:

Service 1, Capitol Centre Walton-le-Dale to Preston City Centre. The service will operate up to every 8 minutes between Walton-le-Dale and Jacson Street during the daytime. First bus from Walton-le-Dale Monday-Saturday 07:00. Last bus from Jacson Street Monday-Saturday 19:30.

Service 2 / 89 - Portway to Preston City Centre. Take service 2 to the railway station (early mornings Monday-Friday only) or service 89 to the railway station, Ringway or the bus station. Return to the Portway and Hartington Road car parks on service 89 - catch it at the bus station, outside Boots on Fishergate, or at the railway station. Buses are every ten minutes during the day. First bus from site Monday-Friday 07:00. Last bus from city centre Mon-Sat 19:45 (89 - Bus Station). The Portway site will also be open on Sundays. First bus to city 09:40, last bus from city 19:15 (bus station).

There will be no change to fares (but please note, exact change will be required on service 89).



Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoPrestonsParkRide_475.html
<![CDATA[New Bus Stop on Church Street In Preston]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NewBusStoponChurchStreetInPreston_474.html A new bus stop will be completed this afternoon in Preston, outside Tesco Express on Church Street. From Monday morning 16th May, it replaces the old stop outside The Twelve Tellers, which will then be cordoned off.

Customers wishing to catch Preston Bus service 112 should use the new stop from Monday.

Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NewBusStoponChurchStreetInPreston_474.html