<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Easter 2015 at Preston Bus]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Easter2015atPrestonBus_338.html
Preston Bus will operate to a Sunday Timetable on the Easter Bank Holidays, and half price child flat fares are back from Good Friday to Sunday 12th April!

On Good Friday 3rd April and Easter Monday 6th April Preston Bus will operate to a Sunday Timetable.

Park and Ride services will operate to the Bank Holiday Timetable - first buses from Portway and Walton-le-Dale sites at 10:30 with buses every 15 minutes until 17:30. Last buses from city to both sites at 17:35.

On Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April services will operate to normally.

From Good Friday to Sunday 12th April inclusive, Child flat fares on city network services will be half price, cut to 50p.


Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Easter2015atPrestonBus_338.html
<![CDATA[Engineering Vacancy, Atherton, M46]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EngineeringVacancyAthertonM46_335.html Join the engineering team at Diamond Bus North West.

Based in Atherton, Diamond Bus North West (previously known as South Lancs Travel) is part of the Rotala Plc group.

As part of expansion plans, there is an immediate vacancy for a QUALIFIED PCV FITTER (Night Shift).

Diamond Bus is looking for a motivated, committed, enthusiastic individual who can help meet customer needs.

Applicants MUST have proven PCV/HGV fitting experience - this is NOT a trainee position. PCV/HGV licence preferred.

• Competitive rate of pay
• Free travel on Diamond Bus North West services
• Access to the company pension scheme

To apply for this position, please call Les Jones on 01772 550 625 or email Les with a covering letter and your CV


Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EngineeringVacancyAthertonM46_335.html
<![CDATA[Southport Road Closure - "Little" Cambridge Road, Churchtown]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SouthportRoadClosure-LittleCambridgeRoadChurchtown_332.html
"Little" Cambridge Road, Churchtown, Southport, will be closed between Preston New Road and Sunny Road this week, possibly up to and including Wednesday 18th March, due to a sewer collapse. It affects school service 741, All Hallows Penwortham to Southport

Due to the closure this week of "Little" Cambridge Road, Churchtown, Southport, our school service 741 (All Hallows Penwortham - Southport) will be diverted.

The inbound diversion runs Southport, Bispham Road, Old Park Lane via Old Park Lane, Roe Lane, Hesketh Drive, Cambridge Road, Preston New Road then as normal.

Return journey via the reverse of above.

The road is closed for emergency works following a sewer collapse. It is expected to reopen by Wednesday or Thursday this week.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SouthportRoadClosure-LittleCambridgeRoadChurchtown_332.html
<![CDATA[Lost Property]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_331.html
This little chap is looking very sorry for himself, because he's lost. He's being looked after in our Information Centre on Preston Bus Station

Can you help reunite this much loved Teddy Bear with his owner? He's currently being looked after by Andy in lost property, which is in our Information Centre on the Bus Station, opposite gate 35.

If you know who is looking for their bear, or if you've lost something on one of our vehicles, please call in to our Information Centre, or phone 07983 125349. The opening hours are 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Saturday.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_331.html
<![CDATA[Temporary Lights on Tag Lane delay some services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TemporaryLightsonTagLanedelaysomeservices_329.html Three separate sets of temporary lights on Tag Lane are adversely affecting services 44, 88A, 88C and in particular service 35. Unfortunately some delays are inevitable, especially during peak travel times.

35, as a high frequency service, may also be affected by vehicles bunching at times.

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

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TemporaryLightsonTagLanedelaysomeservices_329.html
<![CDATA[Temporary lights delay service 16]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Temporarylightsdelayservice16_327.html Multi-way signals are in use while works are carried out near the Hesketh's Arms. We believe the traffic signals will be in use between 09:30 - 15:30 on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th February, with work to finish on Wednesday 25th February 2015.

Resulting traffic build up and delays are affecting service 16.

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

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Temporarylightsdelayservice16_327.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate Improvement Scheme - work starts again]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateImprovementScheme-workstartsagain_323.html
Long term roadworks on Fishergate started on Monday 16th February.

Work has now begun again on Fishergate in the city centre. The second phase of the Fishergate Improvement Scheme is expected to last into November 2015, with the third stage - and completion of the scheme - in 2016.

From Monday 16th February, Fishergate became one-way, with Guildhall Street temporarily closed off, and the right turn from Cannon Street permanently removed and replaced with a left turn onto Fishergate.

The bus stop outside Boots will be OUT OF USE. For the duration of the roadworks customers are advised to board at the last stop on Lancaster Road, outside Greenhalgh's Bakers (near Nat West Bank) or the railway station.

There is a possibility of intermittent delays to services using the city centre, particularly Park & Ride service 1, and the Orbit 88C and 89. Effects may also be felt on services 12/12A, 13/13A, and 75.

Park & Ride service 1 will also experience delays due to work being carried out on London Road.

Apologies for any inconvenience while the roadworks are in place, and thank you for your patience.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergateImprovementScheme-workstartsagain_323.html
<![CDATA[Bus Stop Suspended]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusStopSuspended_313.html Use of the Friargate/Walker Street bus stop (the first bus stop on Friargate for services inbound to the bus station) has been suspended for the foreseeable future - possibly for up to three months. This is because there are pedestrian safety concerns stemming from building work taking place in the vicinity.

Passengers of services affected (23, 31/31A, 35, 44, 68, 80) are requested to please use the next stop on Friargate as an alternative (opposite Heatley Street).

Thank you for your patience, and apologies for any inconvenience, the circumstances are out of our control.

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusStopSuspended_313.html
<![CDATA[Delays on 114 due to Lostock Hall roundabout road works]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delayson114duetoLostockHallroundaboutroadworks_312.html
Delays are probable on service 114 for the next 30 weeks, especially at peak travel times.

Long term roadworks start today at Lostock Hall Roundabout start today. Expected to last for up to 30 weeks, the road works will cause long traffic queues, especially at peak times. Service 114 is likely to be delayed intermittently.

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

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delayson114duetoLostockHallroundaboutroadworks_312.html
On Monday 5th JANUARY Adelphi Street will have a one way restriction imposed. The resulting diversion will affect service 23 for approximately 3 MONTHS.

From Monday 5th January 2015 ADELPHI STREET will be closed to Southbound traffic (travelling towards the city centre) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The work is expected to be completed during the MARCH 2015.

Journeys outbound from the city centre will be unaffected (service 23 towards Fulwood).

Inbound journeys will be normal route along Plungington Road. At Plungington Road/Aqueduct Street traffic lights vehicles will be diverted via Aqueduct Street, North Road, Moor Lane to Friargate, and back on normal route.

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ADELPHISTREET-ONEWAYRESTRICTION_275.html