<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.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
<![CDATA[Delays to services 35 & 44]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delaystoservices3544_254.html Services 35 & 44 are currently delayed by around 15 mins due to accident near Cadley Causeway. We'll be back to schedule as soon as possible after the road is cleared.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delaystoservices3544_254.html
<![CDATA[Park & Ride Fare Revision]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ParkRideFareRevision_252.html The off peak Park & Ride bus fare is to increase by 10p from Monday September 1st 2014. The adult day return fare, after 09:30 weekdays and all day Saturday, will then be £1.40. The off peak Saver Strip will increase in price to reflect the new fare, from £11.70 to £12.60

All other fares, including the 60p child day return, £2.50 adult peak return and £3.00 group travel ticket (for up to four people) will remain unchanged.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ParkRideFareRevision_252.html
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood - ROAD CLOSURE extended]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FleetwoodRoadFleetwood-ROADCLOSUREextended_249.html The road closure and service 75 diversion in Fleetwood is now extended for an extra week.

Part of Fleetwood road in Fleetwood has been closed off while roadworks take place. It had been due to reopen by Friday 15th August, but the closure could last up to an extra week.

To assist with reliability, journeys into Fleetwood will be diverted via the bypass along the Dock road to the 75 terminus on Lord Street then normal route to Fleetwood Road then divert via Broadway left Rossall Lane left A585 then right at the roundabout back on to normal route.

All recognised bus stops on the diversion route will be served.

The road is now due to reopen by Friday 22nd August, or soooner if the completion of the works allow.

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


Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FleetwoodRoadFleetwood-ROADCLOSUREextended_249.html
<![CDATA[Lancashire Market on Friargate, Preston]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LancashireMarketonFriargatePreston_248.html Between 03:00 and 20:00 on SATURDAY 16th AUGUST 2014, FRIARGATE in Preston will be CLOSED between Ringway and the Adelphi Roundabout for the Lancashire Market

During the Closure, Bus Services 23, 31/31A, 35, 44 and 80 will be affected

Between the Adelphi Roundabout & Ringway, bus services INBOUND to the Bus Station will operate via Walker Street and Lawson Street. There will be a temporary bus stop INBOUND on Walker Street.

OUTBOUND Bus Services will operate via Corporation Street. OUTBOUND Passengers are requested to board at the temporary bus stop on Corporation Street.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Enjoy the market!

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LancashireMarketonFriargatePreston_248.html
<![CDATA[Delays to Orbit services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DelaystoOrbitservices_244.html Surface dressing & temporary signals on Longridge Road #Preston causing slight delays to service 14, but HEAVY delays to 88A/88C this afternoon. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DelaystoOrbitservices_244.html
<![CDATA[Peak Time Tailbacks]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PeakTimeTailbacks_242.html
London Road Bridge - Lane Closure causes tailbacks

The closure of one lane on London Road Bridge is causing major traffic tailbacks at busy times each day.

One lane on the southbound carriageway, heading out of Preston, is closed as a safety measure while essential works are carried out. Traffic backs up as far as Ringway at peak times. It is hoped the congestion will lessen with the onset of school Summer holidays, but tailbacks were severe on Tuesday afternoon from around 15:30.

The work is due to last until 1st August, and the lane closure is from 09:30 - 16:30 each day.

Park & Ride service 1 has suffered major delays. Services 112 and 114 are severely affected by the congestion, but are also being hit by inconsiderate parking in the Frenchwood area, causing further delays.

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

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PeakTimeTailbacks_242.html
<![CDATA[VACANCY: PCV Fitter]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/VACANCYPCVFitter_239.html
We're looking for a PCV Fitter to join our Award Winning Repair and Maintenance Team at Deepdale Road in Preston

PCV Fitter

At Preston Bus we repair and maintain our fleet of buses, ensuring we run an efficient, customer focused service every day.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who has the skills to help us maintain PCV vehicles to a high standard, so we can continue to deliver a high quality service to our customers.

Applicants must be able to adopt a flexible approach to shift work and all aspects of vehicle maintenance, and must be formally PCV trained.

Experience is essential.

Pay rate: £10.32 per hour
39 hours Monday to Friday, with 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays.

To apply for either of the above positions please collect an application form from our Deepdale Road depot, or  download an application form, print, fill in and return to:

Les Jones
Engineering Manager
Preston Bus Ltd
221 Deepdale Road
Preston PR1 6NY

Alternatively please email your CV with covering letter to Les Jones

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/VACANCYPCVFitter_239.html
<![CDATA[IRTE Skills Challenge success for Preston Bus]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/IRTESkillsChallengesuccessforPrestonBus_241.html Colleagues from Preston Bus took part in the recent IRTE Skills Challenge, which recognises engineering talent in the bus industry. The results were awarded today, and we're proud to announce that:

Adam Geddes won the DVSA Inspection Technician Award

Mark Rawcliffe scooped the top prize in the Bodywork Apprentice category

Daniel Kitchen was joint runner up in the DVSA Inspection Apprentice category

Congratulations and well done!

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/IRTESkillsChallengesuccessforPrestonBus_241.html
<![CDATA[Kids Travel Half Price for Summer!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforSummer_208.html
Child Flat Fare reduced to 50p for Summer Holidays


After the Christmas and Easter child fare reductions proved popular, we're doing it again - 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 19th July to Sunday 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 Monday 1st September 2014.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforSummer_208.html