<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Save 10% on Bus Tickets]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Save10onBusTickets_717.html Preston Bus has launched a new set of discounted ‘carnet’ tickets for its semi-regular bus passengers. The new Take Five and Take Ten bundles allow mobile ticketing app users to buy tickets 10% cheaper than the maximum £2.00 fare individual single rides on Preston Bus City Network services.

Aimed at the occasional user who buys single tickets, Take Five bundles five tickets for £9.00 and Take Ten bundles ten tickets for £18.00. The £1.80 individual ticket price matches the mid range Preston Bus City Network ticket, and represents a 10% saving over the on-bus price of £2.00 for the maximum fare journey. Once activated, each ticket is valid for 45 minutes. The carnet of tickets is stored in the app's ticket wallet to use at the passenger's convenience within 60 days from the date of purchase.

A full range of tickets is available via the Preston Bus mobile ticketing app, including EasiDay, EasiWeek and Easi28Day options for more frequent travellers. The Preston Bus app is available on Android and Apple, and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.


Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Save10onBusTickets_717.html
<![CDATA[Service Changes from Monday 18th February 2019]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesfromMonday18thFebruary2019_716.html From Monday 18th February there are some changes to services operated by Preston Bus on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

A new service is introduced in Preston, restoring public transport access to Longsands. Service 15 will operate between Preston City Centre and Longsands via Deepdale Road and Watling Street Road. It will operate roughly every hour, Monday to Saturday daytime.

Service 29 (Preston - Frenchwood) is withdrawn, and Frenchwood will be incorporated into service 112 with a revised route.

Service 75 has a revised timetable and route. It will no longer serve the Windward Avenue Estate, following extremely low usage.

Preston Bus will no longer operate services 76, 77 and 77A. There are however no changes to to routes or timetables.

Services 112 and 114 - there are some changes to routes and timetables. The 112 will serve Frenchwood, and also extend to Moss Side and Midge Hall in South Ribble - replacing a revised 114 in these areas. In Leyland 114 will operate direct between Croston Road and the town centre via Broadfield Drive.

More information can be found in the LCC bus service changes leaflet for February 2019.

You can download the new timetables here:

15 - Longsands

112/114 - South Ribble

75 - Fylde Villager

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesfromMonday18thFebruary2019_716.html
<![CDATA[Service changes coming up in Ormskirk]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicechangescomingupinOrmskirk_714.html Work starts on emergency gas main replacement on the A59 from Monday 4th February.

**EDIT** Works will be complete and services 5 and 6 will revert to their normal routes from MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019

During the works, which were scheduled to last until Friday 26th April, Arriva's service 310 will be unable to serve Winifred Lane - Aughton - Holt Green. Ormskirk Town Service 5 will divert to serve Aughton - which means some slight timetable changes to the 5, and consequent slight changes to service 6 to accomodate the different running times. The new timetables for service 5 and service 6 can be downloaded as PDF files by clicking the following links:

Service 5

Service 6

The new timetables will be displayed as usual on the individual services' website pages from Sunday 3rd February

Service 6 route is unchanged, from Monday the service 5 route will be:
From ORMSKIRK Bus Station via Wigan Road, St Helens Road, Park Road, Aughton Street, Prescot Road, Black Moss Lane*, Long Lane*, Prescot Road, Town Green Lane*, Middlewood Road*, Molyneux Road*, Whalley Drive*, Town Green Lane*, Bold Lane, AUGHTON, Church Lane* (clockwise around the memorial), Bold Lane, Winifred Lane*, Noelgate*, Moss Delph Lane*, Swanpool Lane*, Long Lane*, Black Moss
Lane*, Aughton Street, Park Road, St Helens Road and Wigan Road to ORMSKIRK Bus Station.

*Hail and Ride applies on these and all rural roads.

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicechangescomingupinOrmskirk_714.html
<![CDATA[Extreme Weather Conditions: Service Update]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ExtremeWeatherConditionsServiceUpdate_713.html Due to the freezing road conditions, with regret Preston Bus services will be omitting a number of estate roads until further notice.  Conditions will be reviewed around 1100 on Thursday 31st January 2019.

Preston Network

Service 8
Currently (Wednesday 30th January) journeys are operating as normal, however if conditions deteriorate overnight Grizedale Crescent and Pope Lane will be omitted and journeys will terminate at Ribbleton Hall Drive/Pope Lane.

Service 31
Journeys will not serve Savick Way, Ainsdale Drive, Lea Road and Thorntrees Avenue. Outbound journeys will operate via West Park Avenue, Blackpool Road to Aldfield Avenue at Lea

South Ribble

Service 112
Journeys will omit Marlborough Drive

Service 114
Journeys will omit Broadgate and Spring Meadow

Preston - Skipton

Service 280
The first 2 journeys to Preston will commence from Chatburn NOT Barnoldswick (this is due to inadequate gritting of the bus route). A driver and bus will check the suitability of subsequent journeys later in the morning.

Ribble Valley Network

Service 3
Journeys will terminate at Sawley and NOT serve Gridlington

Service 5 (Clitheroe-Chipping)
Stoneygate, Ribchester will not be served

Service 25
Journeys will not be able to serve Mellor

Service 35 (Longridge - Blackburn)
Journeys will omit Knowlesly Road and Shear Brow

In view of the forecast it is inevitable that there will be congestion and delays. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience.      

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ExtremeWeatherConditionsServiceUpdate_713.html
<![CDATA[Career Opportunity: Stores Controller]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityStoresController_712.html

Stores Controller
Preston, Lancashire

The role will involve daily stock control of the stores system within our depot at Deepdale Road, Preston.

Applicants should have previous stock control experience, ideally within an automotive background. They should have a good level of general IT literacy and experience of working with stores control software.

Dealing with suppliers is a key function of this role, therefore we are looking for someone with good communication skills, a pro-active problem solver who can think on their feet.

We offer a competitive salary and free travel on the Rotala NW network.

To apply for this vacancy, please email your CV with a covering letter to Les Jones, Regional Engineering Manager

Alternatively please post to:
Les Jones
Regional Engineering Manager
Preston Bus Limited
221 Deepdale Road
Preston, PR1 6NY

Closing date for applications is Friday 15th February, 2019

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityStoresController_712.html
<![CDATA[Snow and Ice Affecting Services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SnowandIceAffectingServices_711.html Services will be adversely affected today following the snowfall and subsequent freezing temperatures.

Reports have been received that conditions in the East of Preston, and in South Ribble and Chorley areas are expected to impact services. No services have been cancelled as yet, but delays are expected as vehicles struggle to get through on icy roads.

Staff travelling to work are also experiencing difficulties getting in to Preston from rural areas, and this is likely to further impact services.

Apologies for any inconvenience - we will update as we know more details.

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SnowandIceAffectingServices_711.html
<![CDATA[Weather warning issued: ICE]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/WeatherwarningissuedICE_710.html

This was Ormskirk a little while ago. We hope the snow will clear before it freezes, as the Met Office has issued an ice warning for this evening, tonight and tomorrow, covering much of the country. Please be aware, peak travelling time in Lancashire could see delays and disruption because of the weather.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/WeatherwarningissuedICE_710.html
<![CDATA[Service Changes Coming Up]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesComingUp_709.html Some Preston Bus City Network services have slight timetable changes from Monday 28th January 2019. See below for details and download a PDF timetable from the links, or see the individual service pages on our site:

Service Changes Timetable Download

Following low passenger numbers the 06:39 & 07:24 weekday journeys
from the Bus Station to Fulwood are withdrawn. From Monday 28th January
a single early morning journey will depart the Bus Station at 07:39.

14 The following early morning journeys are withdrawn:
Monday to Friday, 06:25 from Holme Slack to Preston
Saturday, 07:35 from Holme Slack & 07:52 from Preston
19 Saturday daytime frequency reduced to every 15 minutes. 19
23 Minor weekday timetable adjustments 23
31 Minor adjustments to improve reliability and a slightly reduced early evening frequency. Saturday daytime frequency reduced to every 20 mins. 31
35 Saturday daytime frequency reduced to every 12 mins
Late Friday & Saturday evening journeys after 23:00 WITHDRAWN.
88 The service reverts to previous route, no longer serving,
Savick, Preston's College or Asda. The timetable has been revised to help ensure morning and afternoon peak journeys are more reliable. Some contraflow journeys will operate ‘out of service’.
Adjustments have been made to maintain a 30 minute frequency at peak times, and reduce off peak frequency to hourly.

Printed timetables available soon from the Preston Bus information centre on the bus station.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesComingUp_709.html
<![CDATA[Career Opportunity: School Bus Drivers, Part-Time]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunitySchoolBusDriversPart-Time_708.html We are looking for Part Time School Bus Drivers for Preston and Blackpool areas.

This is not a trainee position, applicants should have a full PCV licence and current CPC. This is a part-time post, approximately 20 hours per week.

Please download an application form here, print, fill it in and send to:
Preston Bus Ltd
221 Deepdale Road

Application forms can also be collected from reception at the above address

Alternatively, please email your CV and a covering letter to our Operations Manager, Dave Wright

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunitySchoolBusDriversPart-Time_708.html
<![CDATA[Career Opportunity: Engineering Manager]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityEngineeringManager_707.html We are looking for an Engineering Manager to take control of the day to day engineering and health and safety compliance of our 120 vehicle depot in Preston.

The successful candidate will possess technical ability in all aspects of PCV/HGV service and repair, whilst also having a pro-active approach to organising workloads and staff. Good communication skills are essential and you should seek to develop and mentor other Engineers. The role will also require you to liaise with our traffic department.

Applicants must hold relevant qualifications from either a PCV or HGV background and hold CPC or be prepared to work towards.

In return for your contributions we offer an attractive salary, training and further development, along with free bus travel on the Preston Bus and Diamond Bus North West Networks.

Closing date for applications: 31st January

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:
Matt Rawlinson, Operations Director
Preston Bus Ltd, 221 Deepdale Rd, Preston, PR1 6NY

Or email Matt Rawlinson

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityEngineeringManager_707.html