<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Ring Way Bus stops back in use]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RingWayBusstopsbackinuse_668.html The Ring Way (Market) bus stops outbound from Preston bus station are now back in use. Originally closed for a period during roadworks, a further closure had recently been in operation to enable retention of service reliability following regular gridlock conditions in the city centre.

Services 31, 35, 23 and 44 will once again serve the stops.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RingWayBusstopsbackinuse_668.html
<![CDATA[Tithebarn Street to close to through traffic]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TithebarnStreettoclosetothroughtraffic_667.html Lord Street, and part of Tithebarn Street (betwen Lord St and Crooked Lane) are to close to traffic from Monday 8th January 2018. This means buses exiting the bus station will no longer be able to use Lord Street, and some bus stops will fall out of use.

Upon leaving the bus station onto Tithebarn Street, buses will use Old Vicarage to reach Lancaster Road. Stands Q and R (outside the Town Hall) and stand V (outside the former Great Times) will no longer be in use. Passengers for services 14, 23, 31, 35, 44 will have to board at the bus station from this date.

Please note: the Friday and Saturday late night 31 (midnight and 0100) and 35 (2330, 0030, 0130) services will start on Friargate (Hill Street stop, opposite Greyfriars) from Friday 12th January.

The period of the closure will last until Sunday April 1st 2018, or until completion of works within the period, but the bus arrangements are expected to remain in place sfter this time.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TithebarnStreettoclosetothroughtraffic_667.html
<![CDATA[Last Bus Times on New Year's Eve]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LastBusTimesonNewYearsEve_665.html

On New Year’s Eve Sunday 31st December 2017, a Sunday service will operate, with buses finishing around 1800. There is no service on New Year's Day, Monday 1st January 2018.

6A 1750 Bus Station – Gammull Lane arr. 1804 1804 Gamull Lane – Bus Station arr. 1818 8 1754 Moor Nook – Bus Station arr. 1814 1755 Bus Station – Moor Nook arr. 1815 16 1743 Farringdon Park – Bus Station arr. 1754 1800 Bus Station – Farringdon Park arr. 1813 19 1740 Bus Station – RPH arr. 1758 1758 RPH – Bus Station arr. 1814 23 1750 Bus Station – Asda arr. 1813 1815 Asda – Bus Station arr. 1838 31 1745 Bus Station – Savick arr. 1800 1800 Savick – Bus Station arr. 1821 35 1750 Bus Station – Tanterton arr. 1807 1807 Tanterton – Bus Station arr. 1827 89 1745 Bus Station – Lea arr. 1809 1809 Lea – Bus Station arr. 1837

Service X80 Preston-Skipton will operate a normal Sunday service.

 

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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LastBusTimesonNewYearsEve_665.html
<![CDATA[PRESTON BUS STATION - Where to catch your bus]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PRESTONBUSSTATION-Wheretocatchyourbus_631.html Stand Service Destination 7

75

77

77A

Kirkham Poulton & Fleetwood

Poulton & Blackpool

Myerscough College

8 89 Portway, Larches & Lea 9 31 Savick & Lea 10

44

Ingol & Cottam

11 35 Tanterton 14

5

14/14A

Longsands & Fulwood

Longsands

15 6/6A Brookfield & Red Scar 16 19 Royal Preston Hospital via Deepdale 19 23 RPH, Asda Fulwood, via Plungington 27

29

112

114

Frenchwood

Leyland

Leyland & Chorley

35 8 Moor Nook 37 16 Farringdon Park 38 280/X80 Clitheroe & Skipton

 

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PRESTONBUSSTATION-Wheretocatchyourbus_631.html
<![CDATA[Park & Ride over Christmas and New Year]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ParkRideoverChristmasandNewYear_662.html Park & Ride Portway / Hartington Road

Normal service until 23rd December.
24th December - 26th December - site closed.
27th December - 30th December - Saturday service
- Hartington Road car park closed, service 2 (Railway Station shuttle) not operating. Please park on Portway car park and use service 89.
31st December & 1st January - site closed.
2nd January - normal service resumes. Please note service 89 operating to a Saturday timetable until 6th January.


Park & Ride Walton-le-Dale

Normal service until 23rd December.
Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December, site OPEN - first bus leaves Walton-le-Dale at 1000, last bus leaves Jacson Street 1730. Buses operate every 15 minutes.
25th & 26th December site closed.
27th December - 30th December Saturday service.
31st December & 1st January site closed.
2nd January normal service resumes.

Walton-le-Dale Park & Ride will be open on these Sundays:

17th December • 24th December.
First bus leaves Walton-le-Dale at 1000, last bus leaves Jacson Street 1730. Buses operate every 15 minutes.


Walton-le-Dale Park & Ride extended evening services:

Wednesday 13th December, Thursday 14th December
Monday 18th December - Saturday 23rd December inclusive.

Buses every 15 minutes until 2100 from Jacson Street

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ParkRideoverChristmasandNewYear_662.html
<![CDATA[Christmas Period - Additional Early morning journeys]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasPeriod-AdditionalEarlymorningjourneys_661.html On Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December, Saturday timetables will operate on all services, with some additional early morning journeys.


From Tuesday 2nd January to Friday 5th January 2018, a Saturday service with additional early morning journeys will operate on services 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 44, 89. All other services will operate a normal weekday timetable.

8 0607

Moor Nook – Bus Station arr. 0625

12* 0730 Longton – Preston Lune St arr. 0756
0847

Longton – Preston Lune St arr. 0913

5 0632

Bus Station – Longsands arr. 0654

0722 Bus Station – Longsands arr. 0744
0737 Bus Station – Longsands arr. 0759
0807 Bus Station – Longsands arr. 0829
0822 Bus Station – Longsands arr. 0844
0852 Bus Station – Longsands arr. 0914
14 0605 Longsands Squires Wood - Bus. Stn. arr. 0627
14A 0654

Longsands – Bus Station arr. 0715

0744 Longsands – Bus Station arr. 0805
0759 Longsands – Bus Station arr. 0820
0829 Longsands – Bus Station arr. 0850
0844 Longsands – Bus Station arr. 0905
0914 Longsands – Bus Station arr. 0935
19 0535

Bus Station – RPH arr. 0554

0554 RPH – Bus Station arr. 0606
0610 Bus Station – RPH arr. 0629
0629 RPH – Bus Station arr. 0641
23 0520

Bus Station – RPH – ASDA arr. 0545   

0545 ASDA – RPH – Bus Station arr. 0608
0540 Bus Station – RPH – ASDA arr. 0603
0605 Bus Station – RPH – ASDA arr. 0628
35 0530

Tanterton – Bus Station arr. 0547

0550 Bus Station – Tanterton arr. 0610
0610 Tanterton – Bus Station arr. 0627
44 0637

Lea Road - Bus Station arr.0708

0707 Lea Road - Bus Station arr. 0738
89 0531

Lea – Bus Station arr. 0557

280* 0628

0628    Barnoldswick - Clitheroe arr. 0649

0649 Clitheroe - Preston arr. 0736
*Please note, Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th January 2018 the following services operate normal weekday timetables: 280/X80, 312/313, (Ormskirk Town Circulars 5/6), 12, 29, 75, 76, 77/77A, 88, 112, 114, 337, 347, (Ribble Valley 2, 3, 5, 25/25A, 35)

 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasPeriod-AdditionalEarlymorningjourneys_661.html
<![CDATA[Boxing Day Timetables]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BoxingDayTimetables_660.html On Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December, the following services only will operate to a limited timetable:

6A Red Scar via Brookfield & Deepdale Road
Bus Station   1015 1045

Buses

every

30

mins

1615 1645 1715
Deepdale Road, Bus Depot   1021 1051 1621 1651 1721
Brookfield Layby   1028 1058 1628 1658 1728
Gamull Lane 0959 1029 1059 1629 1659 1729
Brookfield Shops 1000 1030 1100 1630 1700  
Deepdale Road, Bus Depot 1007 1037 1107 1637 1707  
Bus Station 1013 1043 1113 1643 1713  
 
 8 Moor Nook via Ribbleton Ln & Ribbleton Ave
Bus Station   1010 1040

Buses

every

30

mins

1610 1640 1710
Ribbleton Hall Dr/Ribbleton Ln   1018 1048 1618 1648 1718
Moor Nook Pope Lane Shops 0951 1021 1051 1621 1651 1721
Opposite Ribble Lodge 0956 1026 1056 1626 1656  
Bus Station 1006 1036 1106 1636 1706  
 
16 Farringdon Park via New Hall Lane
Bus Station   1000 1030

Buses

every

30

mins

1630 1700 1730
New Hall Ln Hesketh’s Arms   1009 1039 1639 1709 1739
Farringdon Park Tudor Ave 0943 1013 1043 1643 1713 1743
New Hall Ln Hesketh’s Arms 0945 1015 1045 1645 1715  
Bus Station 0957 1027 1057 1657 1729  
 
89 Lea via Portway & Larches (Park & Ride closed)
Bus Station   0950 1020

Buses

every

30

mins

1620 1650 1720
Portway Odeon   1000 1030 1630 1700 1730
Larches opp Terminus   1007 1037 1637 1707 1737
Lea Hawthorn Crescent   1009 1039 1639 1709 1739
Lea Aldfield Avenue 0945 1014 1044 1644 1714 1744
Larches Terminus 0948 1017 1047 1647 1717  
Portway Odeon 0958 1027 1057 1657 1727  
Bus Station 1011 1040 1110 1710 1740  
 
23 Asda via Plungington, Black Bull Ln & RPH
Bus Station   1000 1020 1040

Buses

every

20

mins

1700 1720
Lytham Road   1009 1029 1049 1709 1729
Royal Preston Hospital   1015 1035 1055 1715 1735
Fulwood Asda 1005 1025 1045 1105 1725 1745
Royal Preston Hospital 1011 1031 1051 1111 1731  
Lytham Road 1016 1036 1056 1116 1736  
Bus Station 1028 1048 1108 1128 1748  
 
35 Tanterton Fylde Rd & Ashton Lane Ends
Bus Station     1010 1030 1050

Buses

every

20

mins

1610
Ashton Lane Ends     1018 1038 1058 1618
Tanterton Hall Road   0945 1005 1025 1045 1105 1625
Ashton Lane Ends 0951 1011 1031 1051 1111 1631
Bus Station 1002 1022 1042 1102 1122 1642
 
Bus Station 1630 1650 1710 1730      
Ashton Lane Ends 1638 1658 1718 1738      
Tanterton Hall Road   1845 1705 1725 1745      
Ashton Lane Ends 1651            
Bus Station 1702            

 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BoxingDayTimetables_660.html
<![CDATA[Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve - last buses]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasEveNewYearsEve-lastbuses_659.html On Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Sunday 24th & Sunday 31st December 2017, a Sunday service will operate, with buses finishing around 1800 6A 1750 Bus Station – Gammull Lane arr. 1804 1804 Gamull Lane – Bus Station arr. 1818 8 1754 Moor Nook – Bus Station arr. 1814 1755 Bus Station – Moor Nook arr. 1815 16 1743 Farringdon Park – Bus Station arr. 1754 1800 Bus Station – Farringdon Park arr. 1813 19 1740 Bus Station – RPH arr. 1758 1758 RPH – Bus Station arr. 1814 23 1750 Bus Station – Asda arr. 1813 1815 Asda – Bus Station arr. 1838 31 1745 Bus Station – Savick arr. 1800 1800 Savick – Bus Station arr. 1821 35 1750 Bus Station – Tanterton arr. 1807 1807 Tanterton – Bus Station arr. 1827 89 1745 Bus Station – Lea arr. 1809 1809 Lea – Bus Station arr. 1837

Service X80 Preston-Skipton will operate a normal Sunday service.

 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasEveNewYearsEve-lastbuses_659.html
<![CDATA[Christmas Bus Services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasBusServices_658.html Normal service up to and including Saturday 23rd December.
On 24th December, Christmas Eve, a Sunday service will
operate, with buses finishing at around 6.00pm. Service X80 will operate a normal Sunday service.
No Service on Christmas Day 25th December.
On Boxing Day 26th December, a limited “shoppers service” will operate on services 6A, 8, 16, 23, 35, 89 (Please note: Portway Park and Ride will not be open on Boxing Day).
On Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December, Saturday timetables will operate on all services, with some additional early morning journeys.
On Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th, the 2330, 0030 and 0130 service 35 journeys, plus 0000, 0100 service 31 journeys will not operate.
On Saturday 30th December a regular Saturday service will operate.
On Sunday 31st December, New Years Eve, a Sunday service will operate, with buses finishing at around 6.00pm. Last buses will be at the same times as on Christmas Eve.
No Service on New Years Day Monday 1st January,
(except Football Special services 287/289).
From Tuesday 2nd January to Friday 5th January 2018, a Saturday service (with additional early morning journeys on some services) will operate on services 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 44, 89.
All other services will operate a normal weekday timetable.
From Saturday 6th January, normal timetables will resume.

Details of Park & Ride Portway and Walton-le-Dale opening times can be found here.

You can download the full PDF Christmas and New Year timetable here, and the printed version will be available on buses and at the bus station while stocks last.
All at Preston Bus wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous 2018 to all our customers.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasBusServices_658.html
<![CDATA[Service changes from 11th December 2017]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Servicechangesfrom11thDecember2017_648.html Following a recent decision by Lancashire County Council to invest an additional £1m per annum in the supported bus network, major changes to services will take effect from Monday, 11th December 2017.

Timetables and route maps for all services are available by clicking the links below.

Services will change as follows:

Preston and South Ribble area

1 Walton-le-Dale Park and Ride continue to operate with no planned changes at this time.

13 Preston - Broadgate - Penwortham service will be withdrawn and replaced by revised service 114

29 Preston - Frenchwood new service introduced to replace service 112 on this section of route. 

112 Preston - Bamber Bridge - Clayton Brook - Clayton Green - Leyland revised route and timetable, extending service from Bamber Bridge through to Leyland via Walton Summit, Clayton Brook, Bent Lane and Langdale Road. No longer serving Sainsburys, alternative shopping facilities on the route. General frequency hourly - in conjunction with Service 114, frequency every 30 minutes between Clayton Brook and Leyland.

114 Preston - Penwortham - Farington Moss - Leyland - Clayton Green - Clayton Brook - Chorley centre - Eaves Lane  revised route and timetable, extending service from Leyland through to Preston via Moss Side, Midge Hall, Farington Moss, Whitestake, Penwotham and Broadgate (to reinstate previously withdrawn commercial service and replace Service 13). To provide a direct link to Chorley Hospital from Preston. No longer serve Walton Summit, which will be covered by extended Service 112. General frequency hourly - in conjunction with Service 112, frequency every 30 minutes between Clayton Brook and Leyland.

Service 77/77A will provide an improved service to the Cadley, Mill Lane and Cottam, Hoyles Lane areas. Please see further details below. 

 

Ribble Valley Network

Preston Bus will commence operation of this revised Ribble Valley network, comprising the following services:

2 Clitheroe - Low Moor circular: to revise route and timetable to operate solely for Henthorn/Low Moor sections of route. Other parts of route covered by proposed reinstatement of Peel Park Circular Service 4. General frequency retained at every 30 minutes. 

3 Clitheroe - Sawley circularnew service maintaining the link from Sawley (previously Service 7A) whilst reinstating a service along Pimlico Road. General frequency retained at 2 hourly off-peak. 

5 Clitheroe - Whalley - Longridge - Chippingto revise timetable to improve overall service reliability. Route adjustment in Clitheroe with the proposed reinstating of Peel Park Circular Service 4. Pendle Road will continue to be served and as well as the new development at Barrow Brook (off A59). General frequency retained at every 90minutes/2 hourly. 

25/25A Clitheroe - Whalley - Brockhall - Mellor - Blackburn to revise route and timetable, extending the service through from Mellor through to Clitheroe via Brockhall and Whalley partially replacing Service 15/15A. General frequency retained every hour between Blackburn & Mellor, 2 hourly through to Clitheroe/Mellor Brook.

35 Longridge - Ribchester - Blackburnto revise timetable to improve overall service reliability. General frequency enhanced to hourly.

Service X80/280 is now operated on a fully commercial basis, and no changes are planned to the service at this time.

 

Fylde Network

The current Fylde Network of services will be thoroughly revised, with a number of improvements introduced. 

74 Poulton - Blackpool Victoria Hospital - Blackpool service withdrawn and fully replaced by services 76 and 77.

75 Preston - Kirkham - Poulton - Thornton - Cleveleys - Fleetwood revised route and timetable to improve overall service reliability. Route amended between Thornton and Fleetwood to additionally serve Cleveleys and Pheasants Wood. General frequency enhanced from 2 hourly to hourly. 

76 Lytham - Wrea Green - Kirkham - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Poulton - Blackpool new service reinstating a number of links along the route. Frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 77, frequency enhanced to hourly between Elswick and Blackpool.

77 Preston - Inskip - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Poulton - Blackpool new service partially replacing Services 75A/80, extending through to Blackpool Frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 76, frequency enhanced to hourly between Elswick and Blackpool. In conjunction with Service 77A, frequency enhanced to hourly between Preston and Great Eccleston.

77A Preston - Inskip - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Myerscough new service partially replacing Service 80. Route will serve Cadley Mill Lane area in Preston. Frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 77, frequency enhanced to hourly between Preston and Great Eccleston.

80 Preston - Inskip - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Myerscough service withdrawn and replaced by service 77/77A.

 

West Lancashire Network

5 / 6 Ormskirk town services continue to operate with no planned changes. 

312 / 313 Skelmersdale continue to operate with no planned changes. 

337 Chorley - Charnock Richard - Eccleston - Croston - Mawdesley - Parbold - Burscough - Ormskirk  new service reinstating a number of links along the route, including serving Burscough Industrial Estate. General frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 347, frequency hourly between Chorley, Croston and Mawdesley.

347 Chorley - Charnock Richard - Eccleston - Croston - Mawdesley - Rufford - Southport  revised route and timetable to additionally serve Croston. General frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 337, frequency hourly between Chorley, Croston and Mawdesley.

 

No changes are planned to any Preston Bus service not mentioned above. 

 

 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Servicechangesfrom11thDecember2017_648.html