<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Cadley Causeway to close - Orbit diverts for five weeks]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewaytoclose-Orbitdivertsforfiveweeks_376.html
Cadley Causeway is to close for five weeks from Monday 3rd August 2015 for essential gas mains replacement. It should re-open by Monday 7th September

From Monday 3rd August Cadley Causeway will be closed to through traffic as essential work is carried out to replace gas mains. The road is expected to re-open by the evening of Monday 7th September 2015. We will update if the finishing date changes.

Because of the length of the ‘official’ diversion and expected traffic chaos resulting from many pupils returning to school during the week of September 1st, the diversion route for the Orbit services 88A/88C will be via Lightfoot Lane and Garstang Road.

88A will operate normal route to Royal Preston Hospital, then at the Black Bull lights turn right onto Garstang Road. Road safety and congestion issues mean the Garstang Road bus stop outside the Black Bull pub WILL NOT BE OBSERVED by 88A. From Garstang Road 88A will turn onto Eastway, Lightfoot Lane, Tom Benson Way, Tag Lane, then right onto Tanterton Hall Road and back onto normal route.

88C will operate the diversion in reverse: normal route to Tanterton Hall Road, left onto Tag Lane, Tom Benson Lane, Lightfoot Lane, Eastway, turning back towards Garstang Road at the Phantom Winger roundabout, Garstang Road, left onto Sharoe Green Lane at the Black Bull lights and back onto normal route. The bus stop on Garstang Road opposite Brookside Road and post office WILL BE OBSERVED by 88C.

Customers wishing to travel to and from parts of Tag Lane normally served by Orbit should use service 35 to connect, and customers for Blackbull Lane should use service 23 to connect at Sharoe Green Lane.

We apologise for the obvious inconvenience of such a lengthy diversion, however given expected reduced traffic levels in August we hope to be able to keep the Orbit services punctual and reliable during the roadworks. Thank you for your patience.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewaytoclose-Orbitdivertsforfiveweeks_376.html
<![CDATA[Summer Special Child Fare!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerSpecialChildFare_374.html IT’S BACK! KIDS TRAVEL HALF PRICE!

Over SUMMER we’re cutting our CITY NETWORK* CHILD FLAT FARE in HALF to 50p

The long school Summer holidays are coming up, and we're reducing our child flat fare once again. From Saturday 25th July to Monday 31st August inclusive, the normal child flat fare of £1.00 will be cut to just 50p per journey

*The child flat fare applies to our city network ONLY (services 8, 14, 16, 19/19A, 22, 23, 31/31A, 35, 44, 88A, 88C, 86, 89). The child flat fare returns to its normal price of £1.00 on Tuesday 1st September 2015.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerSpecialChildFare_374.html
<![CDATA[City Centre Parade Saturday 11th July - road closures]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityCentreParadeSaturday11thJuly-roadclosures_372.html
The King's Royal Hussars Freedom of the City Parade will take place on Saturday 11th July in Preston city centre. All bus services will be affected to some extent by road closures and diversions between 09:30 - 12:30

On Saturday 11th July there will be several major road closures in the city for the  Kings Royal Hussars Freedom of the City Parade. All bus services will be affected to some extent by road closures, diversions and congestion in the city centre between 09:30 - 12:30. The road closures are:

  • Birley St & Jacson St 10:00 - 12:30
  • Church St (from junction with Lancaster Rd to junction with Fishergate) and Fishergate itself to junction with Lune St 10:30 - 12:30
  • LANCASTER ROAD road from junction with LORD STREET to junction with CHURCH STREET 09:30 - 12:30 (updated information).

 

Services usually using Lancaster Road stops N, M, L will exit the bus station via Church Row, Church Street and Ringway where necessary (service 19A, 8, 16, 88C, 89).

Services usually using Lancaster Road stops R (Town Hall) and V (Great Times) will use normal route (23, 31/31A, 35, 14, 88A) - they are not diverted, but may be subject to delays from traffic congestion.

Park & Ride - to Capitol Centre/Walton-le-Dale Site will use its normal stop on Ormskirk Road, and also Bay 37 on the bus station, exiting the bus station via Church Row, then left onto Church Street, normal route onto Grimshaw street and down to the Walton-le-Dale site.

Park & Ride - to Portway - normal route to Manchester Road, RIGHT onto Church street using the Church Street bus stop (stand I), then Ringway, Corporation Street, and back on normal route at the railway station.

Fishergate services from the bus station (88C, 89, 75) will be diverted via Ringway and Corporation Street.

Services will revert to normal routes as soon as possible after roads are officially reopened, and we will update should more information become known.

Passengers usually using city centre bus stops on Lancaster Road, Church Street or Fishergate are recommended to board at the bus station for the duration of the road closures.

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

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityCentreParadeSaturday11thJuly-roadclosures_372.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate Hill bus lane closure & diversion UPDATED]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateHillbuslaneclosurediversionUPDATED_368.html
The Fishergate Hill bus lane into Preston is closed an extra day, after the Shale Gas decision was deferred from Friday, with buses coming in to Preston diverted via Bow Lane and Ringway

Buses approaching Preston along Fishergate Hill are still diverted today, Monday 29th June, as part of a traffic management plan to ensure safety during Lancashire County Council meetings about shale gas development.

Following a deferred decision from last Friday, the city-bound bus lane on Fishergate remains closed, with all services heading towards Preston from Leyland, Penwortham, Riversway, and the Portway Park and Ride, being diverted along Bow Lane and onto Ringway.

Large numbers of people are expected to gather outside County Hall on Fishergate during the meetings and Lancashire County Council believe the bus lane closure is needed as part of a plan to safely manage the meetings.

In addition, the bus stop on Bow Lane will be used only for passengers who are getting off the bus, and the bus stop on Fishergate opposite the railway station will be out of use with passengers who want to travel towards the bus station being directed to alternative stops further down Fishergate Hill or on Ringway.

UPDATE there there are contingency plans in place to close Fishergate itself should it become necessary for crowd control or incident. Please bear with us should this happen, as our drivers will abide by police instructions which are liable to change with time.

Services will be back to normal as soon as the bus lane opens again. Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateHillbuslaneclosurediversionUPDATED_368.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate Bus Stops - Update]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateBusStops-Update_369.html As part of the long term city centre improvement works, from next Tuesday 23rd June there will be changes to some bus stops on Fishergate in Preston
  • Fishergate Stop D (at Greenhalghs) will be decommissioned with services moving to new Fishergate Stop E

 

  • Fishergate Stop E (at Boots) will be reinstated and served by Services 75, 88C, 89 & Portway P&R

 

  • Fishergate Stop F (at Waterstones) will be maintained and may be adjusted within the works in that area where necessary

 

  • Fishergate Stop G (at Evoque) will be temporarily suspended with services moving to Lancaster Road Stop L (end stop) whilst the works are completed

 

  • Lancaster Road Stop L (end stop at junction with Church Street) will be temporarily served by Services 2, 2A, 3, 12, 12A & 13A

 

Publicity will be erected at the bus stops concerned on Friday 19th June advising customers of these changes.

Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateBusStops-Update_369.html
<![CDATA[Summer Festivals and Carnivals]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerFestivalsandCarnivals_367.html
The Festival season is upon us once more!

This weekend sees the Leyland Festival and Fleetwood Carnival on Saturday 20th June, and Preston's Caribbean Carnival on Sunday 21st. Diversions will be in place, and delays to services are probable. The Leyland Festival affects service 112, and service 75 will be affected in Fleetwood. Some knock on delays are possible on other services on Saturday (such as 12, 13 and 114), as they are covered on the same duties as 112.

Sunday's Caribbean Carnival is likely to affect all Preston city services at points throughout the day, but as the roadblock is expected to move with the procession, delays should be kept to a minimum.

Details of times and diversion routes can be found here on our service disruptions page

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. Enjoy the festivals!

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SummerFestivalsandCarnivals_367.html
<![CDATA[Ringway underpass waterproofing works]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Ringwayunderpasswaterproofingworks_365.html Please be aware there are likely to be delays and or congestion in the city centre once again this weekend with lane closures on Ringway as work continues on waterproofing the Ringway underpass.

To help combat the heaviest traffic on Saturday, services 23, 31A, 44, 35, 80 will operate via Walker Street between 10:00 - 17:00 inbound to the bus station only (normal route outbound from the bus station). Stops on Friargate and Ringway inbound to the bus station will not therefore be served 10:00 - 17:00 on Saturday 13th June. Normal routes will be observed at all other times.

More information on the roadworks can be found here.

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

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Ringwayunderpasswaterproofingworks_365.html
<![CDATA[PCV Driver Vacancies]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PCVDriverVacancies_362.html
We are looking for PCV drivers, both experienced and trainee, for our Preston operations. We also have vacancies for experienced drivers in Atherton, with sister company Diamond Bus North West.

Following our successful Job Fair in May, we now have more vacancies for PCV Drivers as we expand operations in Preston, and at Diamond Bus North West in Atherton.

Preston Bus has immediate vacancies for Experienced PCV Drivers (with current DQC card). We also have vacancies on our training programme, so if a career in public transport interests you, apply to become a  Trainee PCV Driver with us. You'll get full training to achieve your PCV licence and DQC card - to apply you must have a full UK (car) driving licence with at least two year's driving experience.

At Diamond Bus North West, based in Atherton M46, we have immediate vacancies for Fully Qualified PCV Drivers (with full DQC card). We also have a vacancy for a qualified PCV Shift Fitter to cover nights.

 

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PCVDriverVacancies_362.html
<![CDATA[Contact alternatives to Social Media]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ContactalternativestoSocialMedia_351.html Please note: our social media admin will be off the net from today until June 4th. Posts and messages via Facebook or Twitter are unlikely to be answered until then. Please direct ENQUIRIES, COMPLAINTS, COMMENTS and SUGGESTIONS to us HERE via Customer Care

ALTERNATIVELY:

CALL 01772 253671 for ENQUIRIES and COMPLAINTS

CALL 07983 125349 for LOST PROPERTY

WRITE TO US at: Customer services, Preston Bus Ltd, 221 Deepdale Road, Preston, PR1 6NY

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Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ContactalternativestoSocialMedia_351.html
<![CDATA[Plungington Road Closure]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PlungingtonRoadClosure_350.html Plungington Road will be closed to traffic between Blackpool Road and Lytham Road on the 12th and 13th May. Service 23 will be diverted via Blackpool Road, Garstang Road and Lytham Road for the duration of the closure.

Apologies for any inconvenience

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PlungingtonRoadClosure_350.html