<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Skipton Cycle Race - Road Closures and diversion]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SkiptonCycleRace-RoadClosuresanddiversion_489.html A number of roads in Skipton Town Centre will be closed from 1600 on Wednesday 6th July, for the Skipton Cycle Race. Preston Bus X80 and 180 journeys passing through Skipton after 1600 will be diverted around the closure.

Buses will divert out of Skipton Bus Station onto Craven Street and Cavendish Street and back to normal route at Morrison's.

PLEASE NOTE: the 1640 X80 service will NOT operate via Craven College. It will instead operate via the above diversionary route.

All bus stops on the normal route will continue to be served.

Buses will turn right after Morrison's onto Cavendish Street and continue onto Craven Street then left onto Keighley Road to Skipton Bus Station.

All bus stops on the normal route will continue to be served.

Due to the nature of the diversion and the event taking place, delays to services are expected.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SkiptonCycleRace-RoadClosuresanddiversion_489.html
<![CDATA[Lea Road Reopens]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LeaRoadReopens_487.html We have been infomed that Lea Road will reopen later today (Tuesday 28th June) following emergency roadworks which were expected to keep the road closed for up to two weeks.

Services 80 will be back to its normal route as soon as possible - depending on the time the road opens, this may be tomorrow (Wednesday 29th June).

Apologies for any inconvenience

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LeaRoadReopens_487.html
<![CDATA[Road Closure next week - Singleton and Hardhorn]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadClosurenextweek-SingletonandHardhorn_485.html
The closure of Station Road and Fairfield Road will mean service 75 diverts 28th - 30th June

We have been notified that on police advice Station Road & Fairfield Road between Singleton and Hardhorn will be closed from 07.00 on Tuesday 28th June until 19.00 Thursday 30th June.

During the closure, Service 75 will be diverted via Lodge Lane, Garstang Road and Garstang Road East in both directions

Hardhorn Road and village will not be served.

Customers are advised to board & alight the service along the diverted route.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadClosurenextweek-SingletonandHardhorn_485.html
<![CDATA[NEW Family EasiDay Gold]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NEWFamilyEasiDayGold_483.html
The Preston - Skipton 280/X80/180 service gets its own Family EasiDay Ticket, from Saturday 18th June

Family days out to Ribble Valley destinations and all the way to Skipton will be better value from Saturday June 18th, when Preston Bus introduces the NEW Family Gold EasiDay ticket.

From this Saturday you'll be able to buy the £15.00 Family Gold EasiDay. It's a new family day ticket, valid for up to 2 adults & up to 3 children travelling together on the 280/X80/180 Preston - Skipton service.

PLUS - it's ALSO valid for travel on all the same Preston Bus services* as the Family EasiDay, and it's available from your driver.

Hop on and off the buses all day!

*1, 2, 6/6A, 8, 12, 13, 14/14A, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 43, 88, 89, 112: whole route.
75/75A: between city & Lea Gate.
80: between city & Hoyles Lane.
NOT valid for travel on 3A, 5 & 6 Ormskirk, 74, 114.

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NEWFamilyEasiDayGold_483.html
<![CDATA[Leyland - road closures and diversions.]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Leyland-roadclosuresanddiversions_482.html
It's Leyland Festival this Saturday, so some 114 journeys are diverted. Then from next week Hough Lane in Leyland is closed for five weeks for gas main replacements.

Leyland Festival

Leyland Festival takes place this Saturday 18th June. A number of roads in the town centre are closed for the procession to take place on the way to the main venue of Worden Park. The parade starts at Midday and will last until 13:15.

Two journeys on the 114 Chorley - Leyland service will be affected, and are being diverted. For full details see our Service Disruptions page.

Gas Main Replacements

From Monday 20th June - Saturday 23rd July Hough Lane in Leyland will be closed in a Westerly direction (together with part of School Lane). This is to allow gas main replacement works to be carried out.

During the closure service 114 will divert via King Street in both directions, and Hough Lane bus stops will NOT be served. For full details please see our Service Disruptions page.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Leyland-roadclosuresanddiversions_482.html
<![CDATA[Stand Changes on Preston Bus Station - Further amendments]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation-Furtheramendments_476.html From Monday 23rd May 2016, services 75, 80, 13 and 112 will change departure stands on Preston Bus Station.

Services 75 and 80 will depart from stand 32

Services 13 and 112 will depart from stand 33

Please note: the stand numbers have now been amended from those originally announced on Monday.

Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation-Furtheramendments_476.html
<![CDATA[Changes to Preston's Park & Ride ]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoPrestonsParkRide_475.html To help ensure the future reliability of the park & Ride service in Preston, the Cross City Service 1 is changing from Monday 23rd May.

The current single service will revert to two distinct operations:

Service 1, Capitol Centre Walton-le-Dale to Preston City Centre. The service will operate up to every 8 minutes between Walton-le-Dale and Jacson Street during the daytime. First bus from Walton-le-Dale Monday-Saturday 07:00. Last bus from Jacson Street Monday-Saturday 19:30.

Service 2 / 89 - Portway to Preston City Centre. Take service 2 to the railway station (early mornings Monday-Friday only) or service 89 to the railway station, Ringway or the bus station. Return to the Portway and Hartington Road car parks on service 89 - catch it at the bus station, outside Boots on Fishergate, or at the railway station. Buses are every ten minutes during the day. First bus from site Monday-Friday 07:00. Last bus from city centre Mon-Sat 19:45 (89 - Bus Station). The Portway site will also be open on Sundays. First bus to city 09:40, last bus from city 19:15 (bus station).

There will be no change to fares (but please note, exact change will be required on service 89).



Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoPrestonsParkRide_475.html
<![CDATA[New Bus Stop on Church Street In Preston]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NewBusStoponChurchStreetInPreston_474.html A new bus stop will be completed this afternoon in Preston, outside Tesco Express on Church Street. From Monday morning 16th May, it replaces the old stop outside The Twelve Tellers, which will then be cordoned off.

Customers wishing to catch Preston Bus service 112 should use the new stop from Monday.

Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NewBusStoponChurchStreetInPreston_474.html
<![CDATA[Road Closure: Friargate, Preston]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadClosureFriargatePreston_473.html Friargate will be closed to vehicles in the Southbound direction (towards Ringway) from 09:00 Monday 16th May, until at least Thursday 26th May, to allow for emergency repairs to an electrical cable. Vehicles will still be able to travel northbound (towards the Adelphi Roundabout).

If the roadworks are completed earlier than posted, bus services will return to normal routes upon official notification.

Services outbound from the bus station will take their normal route - some delays are possible.

Services inbound to the bus station will take their normal routes to the Adelphi Roundabout, then divert to Walker Street, Lawson Street, Tenterfield Street underpass, Lancaster Road, Ormskirk Road and the bus station. Friargate and Ringway stops will not be served on journeys inbound to the bus station. Any temporary stops on Walker Street/Lawson Street will be observed.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadClosureFriargatePreston_473.html
<![CDATA[Services 12 & 13 have route changes from Monday 16th May]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Services1213haveroutechangesfromMonday16thMay_472.html Since the revised route of service 13 (Penwortham Circular) was introduced in early April, severe problems with reliability of the service have been experienced. Following consultation with Lancashire County Council and Longton Parish Council, the following changes are planned to ensure a reliable and punctual service from Monday 16th May:


Service 12

  • In order to maintain a service along Hill Road South, the 12 will operate along this section in both directions. The service will operate via Leyland Road, Marshalls Brow, Hill Road South, Cop Lane and Pope Lane on both the inbound and outbound journey. Unfortunately, this means New Lane, Kingsfold Drive and Studholme Crescent will no longer be served.
  • The service will continue to operate to/from Lune Street and the departure times of buses from both Longton and Lune Street remain unchanged. You can download a PDF of the new timetable here.


Service 13

  • Service 13 will not operate via Kingsway and Queensway at peak times. This is due to congestion around the Cop Lane/Liverpool Road junction. Please consult the new timetable for details of which journeys operate via this area - you can download a PDF version here.
  • The remaining service 13 journeys that do operate via Kingsway will operate via its full length on both the outbound and inbound journey. Journeys will turn onto Liverpool Road at St Fillans Medical Centre, so Priory Lane will not be served.
  • On outward journeys, the bus will turn left at the end of Whitefield Road onto Moor Avenue and then onto Central Drive. The service will no longer ‘loop’ the northern side of Moor Avenue. The same route will be taken on the return journey.
  • All service 13 journeys will terminate at Booths on Millbrook Way.
  • Minor timetable changes will be introduced to take this new route into account.


We would like to thank passengers for their understanding, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Services1213haveroutechangesfromMonday16thMay_472.html