<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Gridlock in Plungington]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/GridlockinPlungington_289.html Accidents in the Plungington area this morning meant long delays for rush hour commuters. Plungington Road was blocked by an accident at its junction with Aqueduct Street, leading to service 23 diversion and delays. A later accident at the junction of Blackpool Road and Brook Street led to gridlock as traffic was diverted via the now open Plungington Road.

Service 23 is back on its normal route, but experiencing severe delays still due to the volume of traffic diverted along Plungington Road. Services 31 and 44 are also affected, diverting via Fylde Road to avoid the gridlock.

Apologies for the delays, and thank you for your patience.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/GridlockinPlungington_289.html
<![CDATA[Delays on service 23]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delaysonservice23_288.html Due to an accident at the junction of Plungington Road and Aqueduct Street service 23 is temporarily diverted via Brook Street. Apologies for any inconvenience - we hope to have the service back to normal as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delaysonservice23_288.html
<![CDATA[Lost Property]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_284.html LOST PROPERTY

Property found on our buses is held at our lost property office. If you believe you have lost property on one of our buses, please call the number below.

Lost Property Enquiries: 07983 125349

Opening Hours: 09:00 - 16:45 Monday - Saturday

Items are kept for a maximum of 28 days, then disposed of if unclaimed. Perishable items are disposed of immediately for safety reasons. For property left on services other than Preston Bus, please enquire with the specific bus operator, thank you.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LostProperty_284.html
<![CDATA[Service 80 Change]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Service80Change_283.html From Monday November 3rd, the last service 80 journey each day will terminate at Myerscough College rather than Great Eccleston, as it does now. This means that the 18:25 service from Preston will operate the full journey, Monday-Saturday, offering an improved service to customers.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Service80Change_283.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate gridlock]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Fishergategridlock_282.html Fishergate in Preston, with roadworks due to finish, was today blocked by taxi drivers protesting. Some buses were sitting in gridlocked traffic for fourty minutes.

The disruption is continuing to have a knock on effect on other streets in the city centre, with many services, in particular the Orbit 88C, 88A and 89, are suffering delays.

Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Fishergategridlock_282.html
<![CDATA[Cadley Causeway REOPENED]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewayREOPENED_277.html Following emergency repairs to a burst water main Cadley Causeway has reopened to traffic. Orbit services 88A and 88C will now serve Cadley Causeway once again, after returning to the normal route.

Thank you for your patience during the diversion.

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CadleyCausewayREOPENED_277.html
<![CDATA[Friargate/Ringway Diversion - Until Further Notice]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FriargateRingwayDiversion-UntilFurtherNotice_276.html
Extreme traffic congestion is cause of regular delays in Preston city centre. Buses diverted at peak times to alleviate the situation.

Extreme traffic congestion due to the ongoing roadworks along Fishergate, Corporation Street and more recently the Ringway (Holiday Inn) junction, has been adversely affecting the reliability of a number of services, including 23, 35, 31/31A and 44.

To alleviate the long delays customers suffer in extreme traffic congestion, services normally using Friargate and Ringway to return to the bus station will divert along Walker Street, Lawson Street and the Tenterfield Street underpass, then Ormskirk Road to the bus station. The diversion will operate each day between 14:00 and 17:30, until further notice. Unfortunately Friargate and Ringway stops will not therefore be served at these times. Customers will be able to alight at Lawson Street.

This arrangement will remain in operation until further notice in order to try to assist service reliability. The Holiday Inn area works are due to finish in December, but we hope traffic flow will improve by then.

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

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FriargateRingwayDiversion-UntilFurtherNotice_276.html
On Monday 29th September Adelphi Street will have a one way restriction imposed. The resulting diversion will affect service 23 for approximately 6 weeks.

From Monday 29th September 2014 ADELPHI STREET will be closed to Southbound traffic (travelling towards the city centre) for approximately six weeks to enable gas main replacement works to be undertaken. The work is expected to be completed during the week of Friday 7th November.

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.

School bus journeys travelling northbound along Moor Lane will divert via Walker Street, Lancaster Old Road and Melling Street to the traffic lights on the A6, due to Moor Lane being closed to northbound traffic near the Adelphi Street junction.

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ADELPHISTREET-ONEWAYRESTRICTION_275.html
<![CDATA[Run Preston 2014]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RunPreston2014_274.html Run Preston 2014 takes place in the city centre on Sunday 28th September 2014, with race distances of 10k and 5k. There are expected to be well over 1,000 competitors at the annual event - 2014 is the 11th year Preston has staged the fixture.

Fishergate will be closed from 08:00 to around 12:30, between Birley Street and Winckley Street. Affected bus services, including Preston Bus 89, will be diverted via Lancaster Road, Ringway and Corporation Street, rejoining normal routes at the Railway Station. Passengers who would normally have caught their bus on Lancaster road or Fishergate are advised to board at the Bus Station or Railway Station.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

For more information visit runpreston.com

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RunPreston2014_274.html
<![CDATA[City Centre Gridlock]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityCentreGridlock_273.html Traffic in the city centre is gridlocked this evening, causing extreme delays on Park & Ride service 1, Orbit 88A, 88C, 23, 35, 44 and 31A. Other services are likely to feel knock on effects through the evening. Serious congestion on Corporation Street, Ringway and at the Holiday Inn Lights is compounding the problem.

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

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CityCentreGridlock_273.html