<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.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
<![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