<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Moor Nook Torchlight Parade]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/MoorNookTorchlightParade_306.html Between 16:00 and 18:00 on Saturday 20th December service 8 will be unable to serve Grizedale Crescent or Pope Lane Shops. Buses will divert via Ribbleton Hall Drive, Mitton Drive, Glenview Close, Thornley Road, Pope Lane, Ribbleton Hall Drive. Please board at the first stop on Pope Lane (near Thornley Road) or on Ribbleton Hall Drive. Buses will be back to normal route as soon as the roads reopen.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/MoorNookTorchlightParade_306.html
<![CDATA[Service delays on Wednesday evening]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicedelaysonWednesdayevening_305.html Severe congestion on Deepdale Road last night between 16:30 and 18:30 resulted in severe delays on services 19A, 88A, 88C and 14. Some services were delayed by up to 20 or 30 minutes. We believe the congestion stemmed from traffic hold ups at the Deepdale Road/Blackpool road junction.

Services 88a, 88C and 14 continue to be diverted via Deepdale Road due to emergency roadworks and resulting closure of St George's Road.

Apologies for any inconvenience suffered, but such circumstances are out of our control.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServicedelaysonWednesdayevening_305.html
<![CDATA[Kids Travel Half Price for Christmas!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforChristmas_304.html
Child flat fares are being cut to 50p again for the Christmas Holidays

The Christmas holidays are upon us once again, and Preston Bus are repeating their Child Fare special offer, which proved popular in the Summer Holidays. For just over two weeks, from Saturday 20th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015 inclusive, the child flat fare will be reduced from £1.00 to 50p*. So for a family outing or kids meeting friends over Christmas, it means bus travel is even better value.

“Reducing the child fare over the holidays doesn’t generate revenue,” said John Asquith, Preston Bus Operations Manager, “But we’re happy to reduce the child fares again this Christmas so more families and youngsters will be able to get into the city and enjoy events like the Lancashire Market and Ice Rink on the Flag Market.”

The lower child flat fare means that the city centre is accessible for under 16s at 50p per journey. Portway Odeon cinema, Westview and Fulwood leisure centres are also in the network area.


*Applies to city network ONLY (services 8, 14, 16, 19/19A, 22, 23, 31/31A, 35, 44, 88A, 88C, 86, 89)

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforChristmas_304.html
<![CDATA[Advertising on our bus fleet]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Advertisingonourbusfleet_301.html Whether you are interested in a small series of ads for a local business, or a major national campaign, our partners at Exterion Media will be happy to help your advertising and promotional plans come to fruition.

Call 0161 877 7414 or email Darren Needham at:
Exterion Media
2nd Floor, The Guardian Print Centre
Longbridge Road
Parkway Estate
M17 1SN

or visit their website: www.exterionmedia.com/uk/

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Advertisingonourbusfleet_301.html
<![CDATA[Orbit 88A/88C Problems]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Orbit88A88CProblems_299.html Apologies to customers waiting for Orbit services 88A and 88C this morning - after a week of delays due to vehicle breakdowns and gridlocked traffic in the city, we are once again experiencing delays on the service. Our engineers are working tirelessly to fix some vehicle breakdowns which are affecting the service once again this morning.

Apologies once again, and thank you for your patience.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Orbit88A88CProblems_299.html
<![CDATA[SEVERE DELAYS TO ALL SERVICES THIS EVENING]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SEVEREDELAYSTOALLSERVICESTHISEVENING_298.html There are SEVERE DELAYS to all services this evening (as at 17:30), due to an incident at junction 32 on the M6.

As appears to be usual in these cases, all the motorway traffic is now trying to get through the city. Consequently, there are delays on ALL SERVICES - most experiencing hold ups of AT LEAST half an hour of at least half an hour, and there have been no buses reaching the bus station for the last 15 minutes. We will of course endeavour to keep all services running to the best of our ability, until conditions return to normal. In the meantime, apologies for any delays and inconvenience suffered, and thank you for your continued patience.

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/SEVEREDELAYSTOALLSERVICESTHISEVENING_298.html
<![CDATA[Phone system and route problems]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Phonesystemandrouteproblems_296.html An intermittent fault with our internal phone system is affecting our ability to answer customer enquiries this morning.

We are aware of a number of problems affecting our services this morning, in particular the Orbit, service 8 and a Myerscough College service. We are working on these issues.

Apologies to all our customers for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Phonesystemandrouteproblems_296.html
<![CDATA[Christmas Timetable ]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasTimetable_292.html The Christmas and New Year timetable leaflet will be available on our buses and from our information centre on the bus station mid week. You can now download a PDF version here. The services are summarised below:


Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd December Saturday service (with additional early morning journeys)

Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th December Saturday service (with additional early morning
journeys). Services will finish around 20:00 (see leaflet)


Boxing Day Friday 26th December Special Shopping Service - services 19A, 23, 35, 86 (City, Brookfield, Asda, RPH) 89 (City, Docks, Larches, Lea) ONLY, operating to a limited timetable (see leaflet)

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th December normal Saturday & Sunday services respectively

Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th Saturday service (with additional early morning journeys)

New Year’s Eve Wednesday 31st December 2014 Saturday service (with additional early morning journeys). Services will finish around 20:00 (see leaflet)


Friday 2nd January 2015 Saturday service (with additional early morning journeys)

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChristmasTimetable_292.html
<![CDATA[Park & Ride Christmas Opening Hours]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ParkRideChristmasOpeningHours_291.html
Open Sundays from Sunday 30th November to Sunday 21st December inclusive


Heading into Preston for some Christmas shopping today? Park & Ride is OPEN TODAY and each Sunday up to and including Sunday 21st December. First buses leave the sites at 10:30, last buses leave the city at 17:35 (Jacson st to Walton-le-Dale, Railway Station to Portway).

Both Portway & Walton-Le-Dale sites will open late on Wednesdays & Thursdays in December on the following dates: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th. Also Monday to Friday 15th - 19th, and Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd December. Evening buses run every 15 minutes. Last buses from City to both sites 21:30

Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th December,
Saturday service on P&R, last bus from city 19:30


Saturday 27th December normal P&R Saturday service

Sunday 28th December no P&R service

Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th, New Year's Eve Wednesday 31st December 2014 P&R Saturday service, last bus from city 19:30


Friday 2nd January 2015 Saturday service on P&R, last bus from city 19:30

Saturday 3rd January 2015 normal P&R service resumes

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ParkRideChristmasOpeningHours_291.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