<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[ADELPHI STREET - ONE WAY RESTRICTION]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ADELPHISTREET-ONEWAYRESTRICTION_275.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
<![CDATA[Behind the Badge - Lancashire Police Open Day]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BehindtheBadge-LancashirePoliceOpenDay_270.html A free force open day is being held at Hutton Police Headquarters on Sunday 28th September between 10:00 - 16:00. In a unique chance to see "Behind the Badge" visitors will be treated to demonstrations from police horses and dogs, displays of police vehicles and classic cars, and exhibitions from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service, the Environment Agency, Coastguard, Army, G4S (prison van), Bay Search and Rescue and Bowland Trust Mountain Rescue.

The event is ticket only, with an extra 2,000 tickets released to cope with the high demand

Preston Bus will be operating a free (with event ticket) Park and Ride service between Leyland (Enterprise Drive) and the Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters at Hutton.

More information available here

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BehindtheBadge-LancashirePoliceOpenDay_270.html
<![CDATA[Fish & Chip Lunch with Andrew Flintoff]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishChipLunchwithAndrewFlintoff_266.html
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff's Fish & Chip Van visits Preston Bus Station

Preston Bus drivers enjoyed a fish and chip lunch today when Andrew Flintoff visited Preston Bus Station with his very own Fish & Chip van.

Flintoff - filming for a new Sky 1 show to be shown early next year - is travelling around the country with the van. Hungry customers enjoying the treat on the bus station included Freddie's Mum and Dad.

More pictures on our Facebook page

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishChipLunchwithAndrewFlintoff_266.html
<![CDATA[EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE in Thornton Cleveleys]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EMERGENCYROADCLOSUREinThorntonCleveleys_263.html
Skippool Road in Thornton Cleveleys closed for emergency sewer repairs

Skippool Road will be closed for EMERGENCY SEWER REPAIRS from Tuesday 2nd September until Thursday 16th September 2014. A depression had formed in the highway due to the damage. The road, outside Silcocks Cottages, will be closed to all motor vehicles from 08:30 - 17:00 each day.

From Breck Road service 75 (outbound from Preston) will be diverted via Amounderness Way (A585), Fleetwood Road South (B5268), Victoria Road East (B5412), then back to normal route at Lawsons Road. Inbound to Preston the 75 will take the reverse of the same diversion.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused - as the situation was urgent, there was no advance warning of the closure at 08:00 this morning.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EMERGENCYROADCLOSUREinThorntonCleveleys_263.html
<![CDATA[School Services - Revised Fares]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SchoolServices-RevisedFares_261.html The start of the new school term next week sees an increase in school bus fares on the Lancashire County Council School Bus Network. The revised single and return fares are as follows:

Journeys up to 3 miles: £1.30 single £2.50 return
Journeys between 3 & 8 miles £1.90 single £3.50 return
Journeys over 8 miles £2.40 single £4.50 return

For further information please contact individual schools or Lancashire County Council.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SchoolServices-RevisedFares_261.html
<![CDATA[**UPDATED** Bus Station departure stand change]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/UPDATEDBusStationdeparturestandchange_253.html **UPDATED**

Services 112 and 114 will now depart Preston Bus Station from stand 56, from THURSDAY 21st AUGUST 2014, not next Tuesday as originally planned.

Presently both services depart from stand 59.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/UPDATEDBusStationdeparturestandchange_253.html