<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[What's On in Preston This Weekend?]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/WhatsOninPrestonThisWeekend_218.html

What’s on in Preston over Easter?

Our 50p child fare continues this weekend – take advantage of it before Tuesday 22nd April, when it returns to £1!

Easter Fun Fair
Services 19A, 88A and 88C will get you to Moor Park for the Easter Fair, which runs from Thursday 17th – Tuesday 22nd April, 13:00 – 21:00

Vintage Fair
Saturday 19th April, 9am - 4pm - Preston Market, upper floor.
The 'Dolly Dazzler' Vintage Fair returns to the upper level of the indoor market for its second appearance after popular demand. Featuring vintage fashion, homeware and handmade gifts.

Lancashire Market
Saturday 19th  April 10:00 – 17:00 - Friargate, Friargate Brow & Orchard Street.
Lancashire Market and Street Food Celebration is back!
Look out for 100 stalls selling the best of red rose produce for a celebration of all things Lancashire.

Services using Friargate will be diverted via Corporation Street outbound and Walker Street inbound to the bus station (23, 31/31A, 44)

Egg Rolling!
Monday 21st April, 11:00 – 16:00 - Avenham and Miller Parks
The traditional Easter egg rolling event is once again taking place on Easter Monday.
Packed with a variety of street theatre and performance, free creative workshops, live music and children's funfair you are bound to entertained.
Official egg rolls will be on the hour ever hour - so don't forget to bring your egg to roll down the hill!

For details of these events and more visit the Preston City Council Website

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/WhatsOninPrestonThisWeekend_218.html
<![CDATA[Easter Bank Holiday Running Times.]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EasterBankHolidayRunningTimes_217.html  

Preston Bus will be operating a Sunday Service on its City network and LCC contracted services on both Good Friday 18th April and Easter Monday 21st April 2014.


Our Lcc Contracted services 68, 114, 75 will be operating to the Sunday Timetable. As there is no Sunday service on 112, 12, 13/13A, 80 there will be NO SERVICE on either day.

Park & Ride Cross City Service 1 will operate a Bank Holiday Service. Buses will run every 15 minutes between 10:30 and 17:30

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EasterBankHolidayRunningTimes_217.html
<![CDATA[The Lancashire Market is back in Preston!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TheLancashireMarketisbackinPreston_215.html
Lancashire Market - Easter Market Saturday 19th April 2014

Friargate will be closed to traffic on Saturday 19th April from 04:00 to 19:00, for the Lancashire Market - Easter Market.

Affected bus routes (23, 31/31A, 35, 44) will be diverted via Corporation Street outbound, and inbound to the bus station Walker Street, Lawson Street, Tenterfield Street (Ringway underpass) Ormskirk Road. Temporary bus stops will be placed on Walker Street and Lawson Street

See The Lancashire Market on Facebook

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TheLancashireMarketisbackinPreston_215.html
<![CDATA[Contacting Us]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ContactingUs_210.html When emailing us through our customer Contact Customer Care form on this site, please carefully add a valid email address and if desired, phone number. We always try to contact people when they need a reply, but frustratingly, this proves impossible sometimes!

Thank you

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ContactingUs_210.html
<![CDATA[Kids Travel Half Price for Easter]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforEaster_208.html
Child Flat Fare reduced to 50p for Easter


The Christmas child fare reduction proved popular, so we're doing it again - over EASTER we’re cutting our CITY NETWORK* CHILD FLAT FARE in HALF to 50p

From Saturday 5th April 2014 to Easter Monday 21st April 2014 our CITY NETWORK child flat fare will be just 50p per journey

Happy Easter from Preston Bus

*City network only - does not apply to LCC contracted services. Flat fare returns to normal price of £1 on Tuesday 22nd April.

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforEaster_208.html
<![CDATA[RECRUITING NOW!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RECRUITINGNOW_177.html

We're recruiting - both Apprentice Drivers and fully qualified PCV licence holders.

We're looking for candidates for our APPRENTICE BUS DRIVER scheme.

You are motivated, committed, enthusiastic, interested in helping us
meet our customer needs. You've held a full UK driving licence (car) for at least two years.

We offer a full apprenticeship training programme leading to:

• Professional driving qualifications
• Competitive rate of pay
• Free travel on all our services
• Access to the company pension scheme

We also have vacancies for fully qualified PCV Licence holders.

We are looking for motivated, committed, enthusiastic individuals who can meet our customer needs. We have VACANCIES for EXPERIENCED PCV DRIVERS (MINIBUS). Applicants MUST hold a full PCV licence and FULL CURRENT DQC CARD.

• Competitive rate of pay
• Free travel on all our services
• Access to the company pension scheme

For either vacancy please download an application form, print, fill in and return to Preston Bus Ltd, 221 Deepdale Road, Preston PR1 6NY

Alternatively, please collect an application form from our Deepdale Road Depot or from the Inspector’s Office on Preston Bus Station, opposite gate 32.

Successful applicants will be invited for interview.

Due to high volumes of applications we no longer reply to every applicant. Unfortunately, if you haven't heard from us within 28 days of your application, you have not been successful this time.

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RECRUITINGNOW_177.html
<![CDATA[Heavy delays near RPH in Fulwood]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/HeavydelaysnearRPHinFulwood_204.html Apologies to all our customers on service 23 and Orbit 88A/88C - we have been experiencing major traffic delays in the Fulwood area round RPH since 14:00 today. We are sorry for any inconvenience suffered due to circumstances beyond our control, and hope to have services back to normal as soon as possible.

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/HeavydelaysnearRPHinFulwood_204.html
<![CDATA[Temporary traffic controls on Deepdale Road]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TemporarytrafficcontrolsonDeepdaleRoad_203.html
Works on Deepdale Road cause delays with temporary traffic controls

Due to works carried out by Electricity North West three way temporary lights have been placed on Deepdale Road, at the junction with Deepdale Street. The works are part of an ongoing scheme which could last until April 11th, but sites will move.

There WILL BE DELAYS on service 19A, especially at peak travelling times - with possible knock on effects as traffic queues already appear to stretch back through the prison lights.

It's out of our control, but apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TemporarytrafficcontrolsonDeepdaleRoad_203.html
<![CDATA[Next phase of works on Fishergate begins]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NextphaseofworksonFishergatebegins_202.html The next phase of junction improvements and pedestrianisation measures begins on Monday 17th March 2014 in Preston city centre, as the traffic lights at the junction of Fishergate, Corporation Street and Butler Street are REMOVED. In addition, there will be no right turn from Fishergate into Corporation Street until August when this phase of the development is due to finish. To reach Ringway from Fishergate, drivers will be diverted via Bow Lane.

Severe congestion is expected at times - especially as motorists and pedestrians get used to the traffic control free junction. Knock on effects are likely to be felt by bus users across the city, but main services affected are Park & Ride service 1, Orbit services 88A/88C/89, plus Longton and Penwortham services 12/12A, 13/13A. Other services crossing the city centre and Ringway (including 23, 31/31A, 44, 35) will also affected to a lesser extent, but especially at peak travelling times.

Apologies for any inconvenience you may suffer, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NextphaseofworksonFishergatebegins_202.html
<![CDATA[Bridge closure in BLACKPOOL]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BridgeclosureinBLACKPOOL_200.html Lytham Road railway bridge in Blackpool is closing again from 10th March to 4th July 2014.

Service 68 will switch from Lytham Road to the diversion route (as previously), via Watson Road, Bond Street and Station Road, then back on to Lytham Road.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BridgeclosureinBLACKPOOL_200.html