<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Service Changes September 2017]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesSeptember2017_615.html In order to respond to changing customer demand, we are pleased to announce improvements to most Preston Bus services from 4th September 2017.

Service 6/6A Bus Station – Red Scar

Slightly revised timetable to improve reliability. Buses will now operate every 10 minutes on Saturday daytimes.

Service 8 Bus Station – Moor Nook

Minor changes to the times of some journeys to improve reliability.

Service 12 Preston (Lune Street) – Longton

In response to passenger requests, the service will now operate via Millbrook Way in Penwortham to serve the Booths store, instead of Pope Lane. The 2230hrs return journey on Fridays and Saturdays is withdrawn due to low ridership, and other minor timetable changes are made to the daytime service.

Service 16 Bus Station – Farringdon Park

Minor timetable changes to improve reliability of the service. The late-night journeys after 2300 on Fridays and Saturdays are withdrawn due to very low ridership.

Service 23 Bus Station – Asda

The time of the first bus towards Asda during the week will now be 0520, providing an earlier link to the employment area in response to passenger requests. Buses will continue to operate frequently, at intervals of up to 5 minutes at the busiest times of day, and will operate more frequently during the early evening. The midnight and 0100hrs journeys on Fridays and Saturdays will be withdrawn due to low ridership.

Service 31 Bus Station – Savick

In order to improve the reliability of the service, the route around the Savick estate has been changed to no longer operate via Lea Road, but instead to operate via the current route to Ainsdale Drive, then Ashford Road, Birkdale Drive and West Park Avenue. In response to passenger requests, buses will return to operating via West Park Avenue on both the outbound and inbound journey. Minor timetable changes will be introduced to improve the reliability of the service. Late night journeys at midnight and 0100 will be introduced, operating via the normal 31 route to Lane Ends then direct to Lea, Aldfield Avenue via Blackpool Road.

Service 35 Bus Station – Tanterton

Minor timetable changes to improve reliability of the service. Buses will operate more frequently during the weekday evening peak period and every 30 minutes on Sunday evenings.

Service 89 Bus Station – Lea/Larches

Minor timetable changes to improve reliability of the service, particularly at evening peak time during the week.

Service X80/280 Preston – Skipton

Minor timetable changes to improve reliability of the service.

Timetables will be available online and from the usual outlets in due course.

There are no changes to the following services: 1(P+R), 2(P+R), 5, 13, 14/14A, 19/19A, 44, 74, 75, 75A, 80, 88, 112, 114.

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Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesSeptember2017_615.html
<![CDATA[Changes to Lancashire County Council services in Skelmersdale]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoLancashireCountyCouncilservicesinSkelmersdale_611.html Following Arriva’s decision to withdraw their service, Lancashire County Council has revised Service 3A to provide a replacement tendered bus service for the Ashurst and Birch Green area. The replacement services have incorporated the previous bus Service 3A route, which operated between Burscough, Skelmersdale and Appley Bridge, as follows:

Service 312 Skelmersdale – Appley Bridge – Wrightington Hospital
This service has been introduced to retain the existing level of service between Skelmersdale and Appley Bridge on the same route as the previous Service 3A, but the revisions have enabled the extension of the route, reinstating the service through to Wrightington Hospital. On route the service maintains public transport service links to Tanhouse, Hall Green and Roby Mill.
The service operates every hour during Monday to Saturday daytime. In conjunction with the Service 313, the cross town link to Asda is maintained.


Service 313 Skelmersdale – Ashurst – Parbold – Burscough
This service has been introduced to retain the existing level of service between Skelmersdale and Burscough as the previous Service 3A, but to additionally serve Birch Green and Ashurst replacing the withdrawal of Arriva's commercial bus service. On route the service maintains public transport service links to Asda, Newburgh and Parbold.
The service operates every half hour, between Skelmersdale and Ashurst, extending every hour through to Burscough during Monday to Saturday daytime.

To view the revised timetable, click here.

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoLancashireCountyCouncilservicesinSkelmersdale_611.html
<![CDATA[It's Back! Summer Special Offer £1.20 Child Day Ticket]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ItsBackSummerSpecialOffer120ChildDayTicket_610.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Summer Special Offer £1.20 Child Day Ticket returns from this Saturday 22nd July, right through to Sunday 3rd September 2017.

If you're under 16 you can hop on and off the bus all day for just £1.20 this Summer. Ideal for days out with your mates, trips to the cinema, shopping in the city centre... Where do you fancy going?

The Child Day Ticket is valid on Preston City Network Services:
5, 6/6A, 8, 12, 14/14A, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 44, 88, 89, plus 280/X80 (between city & Tickled Trout only)

 

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ItsBackSummerSpecialOffer120ChildDayTicket_610.html
<![CDATA[Preston Bus Station: Updated Service Departure Stands]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PrestonBusStationUpdatedServiceDepartureStands_597.html

The following stand numbers will come into use for Preston Bus services from Sunday 16th July 2017

Bus stands on the Western (Tithebarn Street) side of the station have been reorganised again, with some changes. Barring any individual stand closures/changes resulting specifically from work on the building, these stands should remain current until at least September 2017, when all services are expected to transfer to the Eastern side of the building.

The Preston Bus Information Office is also temporarily relocating, finding a new home opposite stands 128/129 (new stand 12) from Monday 17th July. The office will make a final move to the south end of the bus station later in the year.

Stand Service Destination 112 * Preston Bus spare/overflow 115 * Preston Bus spare/overflow 117 16 Farringdon Park, New Hall Lane 118 8 Moor Nook, Ribbleton 119-120 19 Royal Preston Hospital, Deepdale 121-122 23 Asda Fulwood, RPH, Plungington 123 * Preston Bus spare/overflow 124 280/X80 Skipton, Clitheroe, Whalley 125 6 Red Scar, Gamull Lane, Brookfield, Deepdale 126

14/14A
 

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14/14A Longsands, Holme Slack, Deepdale
Shopping park

5 Fulwood, N. E. Employment Area

127-128 35 Tanterton, Lane Ends From Monday 17th July Preston Bus Information Office
temporarily located OPPOSITE stands 128/129 (new stand 12)
129-131 - National Express/Megabus 132 89 Lea & Larches, Docks 133 * Preston Bus spare/overflow 134 31 Savick, Lane Ends, Tulketh Mill

135

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44 Cottam & Ingol, Lane Ends, Tulketh Mill
830 DalesBus Sundays only service to
Richmond & Leyburn

137 75/75A
80 75/75A Fleetwood, Kirkham, Poulton
80 Myerscough, Gt Eccleston 138 13
112 13 Penwortham
112 Bamber Bridge Sainsbury's The stands on the West side have already been re-numbered from the customer's point of view to avoid confusion with the new/re-numbered stands on the East Side. The West side stands are all now three digits, beginning with "1" - so stand 12 has become 112, stand 35 has become 135 and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PrestonBusStationUpdatedServiceDepartureStands_597.html
<![CDATA[Herd 'em Up!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/HerdemUp_491.html
Beat Herder starts on Friday 14th July, and you can get there on the Preston - Skipton 280/X80 service.

The Beat-Herder Festival - three days of beats and barminess in the Ribble Valley - starts on Friday. You can get to the festival at Sawley on the Preston - Skipton 280/X80. To view the full timetable click here: We operate regular services past the festival site:

Buses to the festival

Friday 14th July:

Buses leave Preston Bus Station (stand 116) for the festival site at the following times: 0718, 0835, 0940, 1055, 1201, 1319, 1450, 1610, 1715.

Buses leave Clitheroe Rail Station (stand 4) for the festival site at the following times: 0810, 0930, 1035, 1150, 1256, 1414, 1545, 1705, 1808.

Buses leave Skipton Bus Station (stand 4) for the festival site at the following times: 0910*, 1016*, 1140*, 1245*, 1353*, 1508*, 1640, 1800*, 1900. (* = these journeys also pick up at Skipton Rail Station (bus stop on main road outside Station) two minutes after departure from the Bus Station). 

Saturday 15th July: 

Buses leave Preston Bus Station (stand 116) for the festival site at the following times: 0714, 0820, 0940, 1050, 1200, 1315, 1430, 1545, 1700.

Buses leave Clitheroe Rail Station (stand 4) for the festival site at the following times: 0805, 0913, 1033, 1143, 1253, 1408, 1523, 1638, 1753.

Buses leave Skipton Bus Station (stand 4) for the festival site at the following times: 0900, 1015, 1135, 1245, 1345, 1505, 1615, 1735, 1845. All journeys on Saturdays also pick up at Skipton Railway Station (bus stop on main road outside the Station) two minutes after leaving the Bus Station.

Sunday 16th July:

Buses leave Preston Bus Station (stand 116) for the festival site at the following times: 0900, 1100, 1345, 1545.

Buses leave Clitheroe Rail Station (stand 4) for the festival site at the following times: 0947, 1147, 1432, 1632.

Buses leave Skipton Bus Station (stand 4) for the festival site at the following times: 1035, 1235, 1535, 1735. All journeys on Saturdays also pick up at Skipton Railway Station (bus stop on main road outside the Station) two minutes after leaving the Bus Station.

Estimated journey time: from Preston 1h 05m; from Clitheroe 0h 09m; from Skipton 0h 37m.

Buses from the festival 

Catch the bus from clearly marked bus stops on the main A59 - ask a police officer or traffic marshall for assistance if required.

Friday 14th July & Monday 17th July:

Towards Preston and Clitheroe: 0639, 0710, 0941, 1047, 1211, 1316, 1424, 1539, 1702, 1831, 1931.

Towards Skipton: 0819, 0939, 1045, 1200, 1306, 1424, 1555, 1715, 1818.

Saturday 15th July:

Towards Preston and Clitheroe: 0714, 0931, 1046, 1206, 1316, 1416, 1536, 1646, 1806, 1916.

Towards Skipton: 0815, 0923, 1043, 1153, 1303, 1418, 1533, 1648, 1803.

Sunday 16th July:

Towards Preston and Clitheroe: 1055, 1255, 1555, 1755.

Towards Skipton: 0956, 1156, 1441, 1641.

Fares

Travelling by the 280/X80 bus service is great value for money and much cheaper than using taxis!

From Preston: single £5.00 (under 19 £3.25), day return £6.80 (under 19 £4.50), open return £9.00 (under 19 £5.85).

From Clitheroe: single £2.90 (under 19 £1.90), open return £5.20 (under 19 £3.40).

From Skipton: single £5.80 (under 19 £3.75), day return £6.80 (under 19 £4.50), open return £10.45 (under 19 £6.80).

Any questions?

Contact Preston Bus customer services on 01772 253671 or via email on the 'Customer Care' tab above.

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/HerdemUp_491.html
<![CDATA[Vacancies - Trainee Bus Driver]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Vacancies-TraineeBusDriver_587.html Preston Bus is happy to announce that we have a new in-house Instructor - and with successful trainee drivers already starting employment with us, we're on the look out for some more!

We are looking for motivated, committed, enthusiastic individuals who can meet our customer needs. You must have a full UK driving licence (car) and have at least two years driving experience, and experience in customer service is an advantage.

We offer successful applicants a full training programme leading to professional driving qualifications.

To apply, please download an application form, and return to our Deepdale Road depot

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Vacancies-TraineeBusDriver_587.html
<![CDATA[Services over the Easter period]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicesovertheEasterperiod_584.html The following level of service will operate over the Easter period.

Normal service up to and including Thursday 13th April.

Friday 14th April (Good Friday) - a Sunday level of service will operate on all routes.

Saturday 15th April - a normal Saturday service will operate on all routes.

Sunday 16th April (Easter Sunday) - a normal Sunday service will operate on all routes.

Monday 17th April (Easter Monday) - a Sunday level of service will operate on all routes. Please note that Preston North End play Norwich City at home on Monday 17th April, so football special services 287/289 will operate as normal. Click here for details.

Normal weekday service recommences on Tuesday 19th April.

 

Please note that services which do not normally operate on Sundays will not operate on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

Our Travel Information Office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Our Inspector's Office, upstairs opposite stand 31 is open daily until 2230 for travel information and credit voucher redemption.

 

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicesovertheEasterperiod_584.html
<![CDATA[DalesBus services 2017]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DalesBusservices2017_583.html Preston Bus is pleased to announce that it will be operating service 830 to Richmond and Leyburn as part of the DalesBus Sunday network of services through the Yorkshire Dales. The service, which this year is extended to commence from Preston, was recently described as one of Britain's most beautiful bus routes (see here).

The service will involve one return journey to Leyburn via Lancaster University, Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Ingleton, Ribblehead, Hawes, Reeth and Richmond on Sundays only. The journey leaves Preston at 0815, with the return journey departing Leyburn at 1515 and Richmond at 1630. The service operates Sundays and Bank Holidays only between 7th May and 24th September.

Full timetable information is available here.

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DalesBusservices2017_583.html
<![CDATA[Eggstra-Special Offer for Easter!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Eggstra-SpecialOfferforEaster_580.html Following the success of our Christmas Day ticket offer, Our school holiday Special Offer this Easter sees the return of our £1.20 Child Day Ticket.

Under 16s will be able to use our city bus services all day for just £1.20 (the usual price of our Child Flat Fare). The offer runs from Saturday April 1st to Monday April 17th (inclusive). It's no April Fool!

Valid on Preston City Network Services: 5, 6/6A, 8, 12, 14/14A, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 44, 88, 89, plus 280/X80 (between city & Tickled Trout only)

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Eggstra-SpecialOfferforEaster_580.html
<![CDATA[Where to catch your bus - Preston Bus Station]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Wheretocatchyourbus-PrestonBusStation_573.html Due to the ongoing refurbishment of Preston Bus Station, service stands will change frequently and often at short notice. This page will be kept up to date with stand allocations.

If you are still unclear, please seek the help of staff on the Station.

8 Moor Nook via Ribbleton Lane - stand 12

280 Skipton via Clitheroe - stand 13

16 Farringdon Park via New Hall Lane - stand 14

23 Asda - stands 18-19

19 Royal Preston Hospital - stands 23-24

89 Lea and Larches (via Portway P+R) - stand 25

6 Red Scar - stand 21

14 Longsands - stand 22

5 Longsands - stand 22

31 Savick - stand 26

44 Cottam - stand 27/28

75/75A Fleetwood - stand 27/28

80 Myerscough - stand 27/28

112 Bamber Bridge - stand 27/28

13 Penwortham - stand 27/28

35 Tanterton - stands 34-35

 

 

 

 

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Wheretocatchyourbus-PrestonBusStation_573.html