<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[The Preston Bus Job Fair]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ThePrestonBusJobFair_347.html On Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th Preston Bus is holding a full weekend of job interviews.

Are you a qualified PCV Driver? Or an experienced PCV/HGV Engineer? Are you looking for a new career opportunity?

We have vacancies for Drivers and Engineers at both our Preston Depot and our new Atherton Depot.

Preston Bus is a long established local company, with the backing of our parent company Rotala. Diamond Bus North West is a newly acquired Rotala company based in Atherton, M46. To underpin our expansion and growth, we have vacancies for drivers and engineers in both Preston and Atherton. For more information and to download an application form see our JOB FAIR PAGE

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ThePrestonBusJobFair_347.html
<![CDATA[Ringway underpass waterproofing works]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Ringwayunderpasswaterproofingworks_345.html
Advanced warning of city centre roadworks starting in May.

Roadworks are scheduled on Ringway between North Road and Friargate. From Monday 11th May to Saturday 8th August, overnight and weekend lane closures will take place for essential maintenance.

Lancashire County Council is applying a waterproof layer to the underpass to prevent water damage to the bridge - this involves removing the road surface.

Weekday nights 20:00 - 06:00 there will be lane restrictions in place. For three weekends in May and June there will be a complete closure of one side of the carriageway between North Road and Friargate. Work on these weekends will be in progress 24 hours a day. During this time only one side of the carriageway will be in use and both directions reduced to one lane.

The weekends are:
Friday 29th May to Monday 1st June
Friday 5th June to Monday 8th June
Friday 19th June to Monday 22nd June

Services affected will include Park & Ride 1, 31/31A, 23, 35, 44, Orbit 88A/88C, 89, 12/12A, 13/13A, 75, 80, 68.

We hope disruption during the day will be kept to a minimum, but there may be knock on effects felt on many services. Delays to services are probable during evenings and weekends. Ringway bus stops may be out of service at different times during the progression of the works, but the stops will be marked at the time and we will update as we learn of changes.

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

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Ringwayunderpasswaterproofingworks_345.html
<![CDATA[Engineering Vacancy, Atherton, M46]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EngineeringVacancyAthertonM46_335.html Join the engineering team at Diamond Bus North West.

Based in Atherton, Diamond Bus North West (previously known as South Lancs Travel) is part of the Rotala Plc group.

As part of expansion plans, there is an immediate vacancy for a QUALIFIED PCV FITTER (Night Shift).

Diamond Bus is looking for a motivated, committed, enthusiastic individual who can help meet customer needs.

Applicants MUST have proven PCV/HGV fitting experience - this is NOT a trainee position. PCV/HGV licence preferred.

• Competitive rate of pay
• Free travel on Diamond Bus North West services
• Access to the company pension scheme

To apply for this position, please call Les Jones on 01772 550 625 or email Les with a covering letter and your CV


Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EngineeringVacancyAthertonM46_335.html
<![CDATA[Lost Property]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_331.html
This little chap is looking very sorry for himself, because he's lost. He's being looked after in our Information Centre on Preston Bus Station

Can you help reunite this much loved Teddy Bear with his owner? He's currently being looked after by Andy in lost property, which is in our Information Centre on the Bus Station, opposite gate 35.

If you know who is looking for their bear, or if you've lost something on one of our vehicles, please call in to our Information Centre, or phone 07983 125349. The opening hours are 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Saturday.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_331.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate Improvement Scheme - work starts again]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateImprovementScheme-workstartsagain_323.html
Long term roadworks on Fishergate started on Monday 16th February.

Work has now begun again on Fishergate in the city centre. The second phase of the Fishergate Improvement Scheme is expected to last into November 2015, with the third stage - and completion of the scheme - in 2016.

From Monday 16th February, Fishergate became one-way, with Guildhall Street temporarily closed off, and the right turn from Cannon Street permanently removed and replaced with a left turn onto Fishergate.

The bus stop outside Boots will be OUT OF USE. For the duration of the roadworks customers are advised to board at the last stop on Lancaster Road, outside Greenhalgh's Bakers (near Nat West Bank) or the railway station.

There is a possibility of intermittent delays to services using the city centre, particularly Park & Ride service 1, and the Orbit 88C and 89. Effects may also be felt on services 12/12A, 13/13A, and 75.

Park & Ride service 1 will also experience delays due to work being carried out on London Road.

Apologies for any inconvenience while the roadworks are in place, and thank you for your patience.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateImprovementScheme-workstartsagain_323.html
<![CDATA[Delays on 114 due to Lostock Hall roundabout road works]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delayson114duetoLostockHallroundaboutroadworks_312.html
Delays are probable on service 114 for the next 30 weeks, especially at peak travel times.

Long term roadworks start today at Lostock Hall Roundabout start today. Expected to last for up to 30 weeks, the road works will cause long traffic queues, especially at peak times. Service 114 is likely to be delayed intermittently.

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

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delayson114duetoLostockHallroundaboutroadworks_312.html
<![CDATA[Advertising on our bus fleet]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Advertisingonourbusfleet_301.html Whether you are interested in a small series of ads for a local business, or a major national campaign, our partners at Exterion Media will be happy to help your advertising and promotional plans come to fruition.

Call 0161 877 7414 or email Darren Needham at:
Exterion Media
2nd Floor, The Guardian Print Centre
Longbridge Road
Parkway Estate
M17 1SN

or visit their website: www.exterionmedia.com/uk/

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Advertisingonourbusfleet_301.html
<![CDATA[Lost Property]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_284.html LOST PROPERTY

Property found on our buses is held at our lost property office. If you believe you have lost property on one of our buses, please call the number below.

Lost Property Enquiries: 07983 125349

Opening Hours: 09:00 - 16:45 Monday - Saturday

Items are kept for a maximum of 28 days, then disposed of if unclaimed. Perishable items are disposed of immediately for safety reasons. For property left on services other than Preston Bus, please enquire with the specific bus operator, thank you.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_284.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[**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