<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Service Changes Coming Up]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesComingUp_709.html Some Preston Bus City Network services have slight timetable changes from Monday 28th January 2019. See below for details and download a PDF timetable from the links, or see the individual service pages on our site:

Service Changes Timetable Download

Following low passenger numbers the 06:39 & 07:24 weekday journeys
from the Bus Station to Fulwood are withdrawn. From Monday 28th January
a single early morning journey will depart the Bus Station at 07:39.

14 The following early morning journeys are withdrawn:
Monday to Friday, 06:25 from Holme Slack to Preston
Saturday, 07:35 from Holme Slack & 07:52 from Preston
19 Saturday daytime frequency reduced to every 15 minutes. 19
23 Minor weekday timetable adjustments 23
31 Minor adjustments to improve reliability and a slightly reduced early evening frequency. Saturday daytime frequency reduced to every 20 mins. 31
35 Saturday daytime frequency reduced to every 12 mins
Late Friday & Saturday evening journeys after 23:00 WITHDRAWN.
88 The service reverts to previous route, no longer serving,
Savick, Preston's College or Asda. The timetable has been revised to help ensure morning and afternoon peak journeys are more reliable. Some contraflow journeys will operate ‘out of service’.
Adjustments have been made to maintain a 30 minute frequency at peak times, and reduce off peak frequency to hourly.

Printed timetables available soon from the Preston Bus information centre on the bus station.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesComingUp_709.html
<![CDATA[Career Opportunity: School Bus Drivers, Part-Time]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunitySchoolBusDriversPart-Time_708.html We are looking for Part Time School Bus Drivers for Preston and Blackpool areas.

This is not a trainee position, applicants should have a full PCV licence and current CPC. This is a part-time post, approximately 20 hours per week.

Please download an application form here, print, fill it in and send to:
Preston Bus Ltd
221 Deepdale Road

Application forms can also be collected from reception at the above address

Alternatively, please email your CV and a covering letter to our Operations Manager, Dave Wright

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunitySchoolBusDriversPart-Time_708.html
<![CDATA[Career Opportunity: Engineering Manager]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityEngineeringManager_707.html We are looking for an Engineering Manager to take control of the day to day engineering and health and safety compliance of our 120 vehicle depot in Preston.

The successful candidate will possess technical ability in all aspects of PCV/HGV service and repair, whilst also having a pro-active approach to organising workloads and staff. Good communication skills are essential and you should seek to develop and mentor other Engineers. The role will also require you to liaise with our traffic department.

Applicants must hold relevant qualifications from either a PCV or HGV background and hold CPC or be prepared to work towards.

In return for your contributions we offer an attractive salary, training and further development, along with free bus travel on the Preston Bus and Diamond Bus North West Networks.

Closing date for applications: 31st January

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:
Matt Rawlinson, Operations Director
Preston Bus Ltd, 221 Deepdale Rd, Preston, PR1 6NY

Or email Matt Rawlinson

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/CareerOpportunityEngineeringManager_707.html
<![CDATA[Last Buses - Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LastBuses-ChristmasEveandNewYearsEve_705.html LAST BUSES
Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve

On Monday 24th and Monday 31st December 2018 a SATURDAY SERVICE will operate with the following last departure times for commercial services:

Service From Time
6 Bus Station 18:43
Redscar 18:41
8 Bus Station 18:59
Moor Nook 18:43
16 Bus Station 19:04
Farringdon Park 18:46
19 Bus Station 18:33
RPH 18:55
23 Bus Station 18:50
Asda 18:56
31 Bus Station 18:43
Aldfield Ave 18:37
35 Bus Station 19:07
Tanterton 18:48
44 Bus Station 18:30
Hoyles Lane 18:26
89 Bus Station 18:45
Larches 18:50

All other services will operate a normal Saturday timetable

The full Christmas period timetable can be downloaded as a PDF here. The printed timetable is available on our buses and also from Preston Bus Station and Deepdale Road Depot, while stocks last.


Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LastBuses-ChristmasEveandNewYearsEve_705.html
<![CDATA[Boxing Day Services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BoxingDayServices_704.html BOXING DAY SERVICES
Limited Timetable. These services ONLY will operate on Wednesday 26th December 2018:


The full Christmas period timetable can be downloaded as a PDF here. The printed timetable is available on our buses and also from Preston Bus Station and Deepdale Road Depot, while stocks last.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BoxingDayServices_704.html
<![CDATA[Bus Services over Christmas and New Year]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusServicesoverChristmasandNewYear_703.html

A Saturday service will operate from Monday 24th December 2018 to Friday 4th January 2019, with extra early morning journeys on 24th, 27th, 28th, 31st December 2018, and 2nd, 3rd, 4th January 2019

Service Time From 8 05:53 Moor Nook 12 07:30 Longton, Shirley lane 19 06:00 Bus Station 23 05:20 Bus Station 31 06:08 Aldfield Avenue 35 05:26 Tanterton 05:50 Bus Station 44 06:30 Ancient Oak 89 05:35 Larches 280 07:05 Barnoldswick All other services will operate a normal Saturday timetable Saturday 29th December: normal Saturday service Sunday 30th December: normal Sunday Service. Please note: there is NO SERVICE on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day,
with a limited service on Boxing Day

Normal services resume on Saturday 5th January 2019

You can download a PDF version of the full Christmas Timetable here. Printed timetables are available on our buses and at Preston Bus Station and Deepdale Road Depot while stocks last










Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusServicesoverChristmasandNewYear_703.html
<![CDATA[We're Going Contactless For Christmas]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/WereGoingContactlessForChristmas_702.html Preston Bus is Going Contactless for Christmas

By Christmas 2018 the majority of Preston Bus vehicles will be equipped with new “Ticketer” electronic ticket machines, offering customers all the benefits of contactless card payment.

Passengers on contracted services in the Ribble Valley and South Ribble areas have already seen the machines in action during early trials of the new equipment. Following £225,000 investment in the “cloud based” ticket machines, passengers will be able to buy tickets on the bus using contactless card payments. In the new year, coupled with the launch of a brand new website, the new ticket machines will enable customers to track bus journeys online in “real time”.

Contactless has been widely used in most stores, supermarkets and pubs for some time now – it’s a tried and tested technology. The introduction of contactless payment at Preston Bus means no more scrabbling for change or messing about with credit vouchers. It’s also quick, so paying by card won’t hold the journey up. Fares on all our buses can of course still be paid with cash - we appreciate that cash is still essential for many people.

If your service hasn’t yet gone contactless you can still pay by debit or credit card using the Preston Bus Mobile Ticketing App. Together with day, weekly and 28 day tickets, you can now buy single journey tickets on the app. A “book” of five or ten single tickets are stored in the app’s ticket wallet, and can be used any time within 60 days of purchase – ideal if you don’t travel enough to warrant buying a weekly ticket. The £9.00 “Take Five” or £18.00 “Take Ten” gives a 10% discount on the maximum adult single fare, with each journey costing only £1.80 instead of £2.00.

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/WereGoingContactlessForChristmas_702.html
<![CDATA[Fishergate Preston Closed Temporarily]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergatePrestonClosedTemporarily_701.html Fishergate  in Preston has been closed by Police. Services 89, 114, 75 77/77A are diverting via Ring Way & Corporation Street while closure is in place, & will not serve Church Street & Fishergate stops. Customers are asked to board at the bus station or railway station.

As soon as the reopening of Fishergate is confirmed by police, services will return to normal routes

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FishergatePrestonClosedTemporarily_701.html
<![CDATA[Mobile Ticketing App - Scheduled Downtime]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/MobileTicketingApp-ScheduledDowntime_700.html Preston Bus Mobile Ticketing App Downtime
For essential maintenance the Preston Bus App will experience some "downtime" on Tuesday 13th November between 7pm and 10pm UK time.

During this period, customers may not be able to access their saved payment cards to make purchases, however it will still be possible to add and purchase a ticket by entering the card details.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. All other features of the app will continue working as normal.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/MobileTicketingApp-ScheduledDowntime_700.html
<![CDATA[Fare Revision from Sunday August 26th 2018]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevisionfromSundayAugust26th2018_698.html A fare revision will be introduced from Sunday 26th August 2018. The details for Preston Bus City Network services are as follows:

Adult Single Fares:
The minimum £1.50 fare is unchanged
The other fares increase by 10p to £1.80 and £2.00

Child Single Flat Fare:
Increases by 10p to £1.40

Child EasiDay Ticket:
Following the successful Summer Holiday Promotion, a £3.00 Child EasiDay ticket will be introduced from Monday September 3rd 2018.


  EasiDay EasiWeek Easi28Day
Adult £4.00 (from £3.90) £13.00 (from £12.50) £45.00 (from £44.00)
Child NEW £3.00 £10.50 (from £10.00) £35.00 (from £34.00)

Adult Day Return: £3.70 UNCHANGED
Family Day Ticket: increases to £6.00 (from £5.70)
Passes and tickets bought via the Preston Bus Mobile App will change price at the same time

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevisionfromSundayAugust26th2018_698.html