<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Delays to Orbit services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DelaystoOrbitservices_244.html Surface dressing & temporary signals on Longridge Road #Preston causing slight delays to service 14, but HEAVY delays to 88A/88C this afternoon. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DelaystoOrbitservices_244.html
<![CDATA[Peak Time Tailbacks]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PeakTimeTailbacks_242.html
London Road Bridge - Lane Closure causes tailbacks

The closure of one lane on London Road Bridge is causing major traffic tailbacks at busy times each day.

One lane on the southbound carriageway, heading out of Preston, is closed as a safety measure while essential works are carried out. Traffic backs up as far as Ringway at peak times. It is hoped the congestion will lessen with the onset of school Summer holidays, but tailbacks were severe on Tuesday afternoon from around 15:30.

The work is due to last until 1st August, and the lane closure is from 09:30 - 16:30 each day.

Park & Ride service 1 has suffered major delays. Services 112 and 114 are severely affected by the congestion, but are also being hit by inconsiderate parking in the Frenchwood area, causing further delays.

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

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PeakTimeTailbacks_242.html
<![CDATA[VACANCY: PCV Fitter]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/VACANCYPCVFitter_239.html
We're looking for a PCV Fitter to join our Award Winning Repair and Maintenance Team at Deepdale Road in Preston

PCV Fitter

At Preston Bus we repair and maintain our fleet of buses, ensuring we run an efficient, customer focused service every day.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who has the skills to help us maintain PCV vehicles to a high standard, so we can continue to deliver a high quality service to our customers.

Applicants must be able to adopt a flexible approach to shift work and all aspects of vehicle maintenance, and must be formally PCV trained.

Experience is essential.

Pay rate: £10.32 per hour
39 hours Monday to Friday, with 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays.

To apply for either of the above positions please collect an application form from our Deepdale Road depot, or  download an application form, print, fill in and return to:

Les Jones
Engineering Manager
Preston Bus Ltd
221 Deepdale Road
Preston PR1 6NY

Alternatively please email your CV with covering letter to Les Jones

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/VACANCYPCVFitter_239.html
<![CDATA[IRTE Skills Challenge success for Preston Bus]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/IRTESkillsChallengesuccessforPrestonBus_241.html Colleagues from Preston Bus took part in the recent IRTE Skills Challenge, which recognises engineering talent in the bus industry. The results were awarded today, and we're proud to announce that:

Adam Geddes won the DVSA Inspection Technician Award

Mark Rawcliffe scooped the top prize in the Bodywork Apprentice category

Daniel Kitchen was joint runner up in the DVSA Inspection Apprentice category

Congratulations and well done!

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/IRTESkillsChallengesuccessforPrestonBus_241.html
<![CDATA[Kids Travel Half Price for Summer!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforSummer_208.html
Child Flat Fare reduced to 50p for Summer Holidays


After the Christmas and Easter child fare reductions proved popular, we're doing it again - over SUMMER we’re cutting our CITY NETWORK* CHILD FLAT FARE in HALF to 50p

The long school Summer holidays are coming up, and we're reducing our child flat fare once again. From Saturday 19th July to Sunday 31st August inclusive, the normal child flat fare of £1.00 will be cut to just 50p per journey

*The child flat fare applies to our city network ONLY (services 8, 14, 16, 19/19A, 22, 23, 31/31A, 35, 44, 88A, 88C, 86, 89). The child flat fare returns to its normal price of £1.00 on Monday 1st September 2014.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/KidsTravelHalfPriceforSummer_208.html
<![CDATA[Delays Possible due to Surface Dressing Works]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DelaysPossibleduetoSurfaceDressingWorks_238.html We have been informed of the following proposed road closure timetable, to surface dress roads in the Preston and South Ribble areas. We understand that most works will be carried out using stop/go controls and should not entail complete road closures unless completely necessary. This will affect several services, but delays should be kept to a minimum:

13th July (Sunday):
Watery Lane, Preston
West Strand, Preston
Eastway, Preston (Service 86)

18th July (Friday):
Tanterton Hall Road, Ingol – No Closure, stop /go type controls (35, 88A/88C)
Tag lane, Ingol – No Closure, stop /go type controls (44, 35)
Ainsdale Drive, Lea – No Closure, stop /go type controls (31/31A)

21st July (Monday):
Farringdon Lane, Preston – No Closure, stop /go type controls (16)
Longridge Road, Preston – No Closure, stop /go type controls (88A/88C)

27th July (Sunday):
Deepdale Road, Preston (19A)

Apologies for any delays, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DelaysPossibleduetoSurfaceDressingWorks_238.html
<![CDATA[Preston Buses - New Book Available]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PrestonBuses-NewBookAvailable_199.html
Fascinating insight into the history of Preston Buses - Still available at our Bus Station Information Office

"Preston Buses" by local author Mike Rhodes offers a fascinating insight into the history of public transport in Preston. Focussing on the buses, depot and operations of Preston Bus from the tram era to the present day, the publication will interest not only transport enthusiasts, but Proud Prestonians everywhere.

Priced at £16.95, "Preston Buses" is available to buy from our Information Office on Preston Bus Station now.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PrestonBuses-NewBookAvailable_199.html
<![CDATA[Fork Lift Training at Preston Bus]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ForkLiftTrainingatPrestonBus_198.html
Preston Bus now offer Forklift Training (Counterbalance) - from full 3 or 5 day courses to 1 day refreshers

Preston Bus Forklift Training (Counterbalance) is now underway. We offer full 3 or 5 day courses and 1 day refreshers.

  • Full courses over three to five days
  • PLUS one day refresher courses
  • ITSSAR Accredited centre
  • ITSSAR qualified instructor

Call us for prices and special offers.

Speak to Karen McElhone 01772 550628 or Maria Rose 01772 550645 or email for more details.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ForkLiftTrainingatPrestonBus_198.html
<![CDATA[Help us to help you!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Helpustohelpyou_210.html Have you emailed us recently via Contact Customer Care on this site?

If you need a reply please carefully add a valid email address and if desired, phone number. We always try to contact people when they say a reply is needed, but frustratingly, this proves impossible sometimes!

Thank you

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Helpustohelpyou_210.html
<![CDATA[Contract Parking Prices, with NO CONTRACT]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ContractParkingPriceswithNOCONTRACT_225.html Contract Parking Prices, with NO CONTRACT
and the extra advantage of the full Preston Bus City Network to take you where you need to be.

You can now use your Preston Bus EasiWeek and Easi28Day Passes at any time on Park & Ride Cross City Service 1

This means you can park from as little as £2.10 per day* using your EasiWeek or £1.90 per day** using your Easi28Day - saving up to 60p on the peak time day return fare of £2.50.


Buy your EasiWeek pass from your driver. Easi28Day passes are available from the Walton-le-Dale Kiosk, and from our Information Office on Preston Bus Station.

If you only use Park & Ride occasionally but still want to save money on fares, buy our Saverstrips from Walton-Le-Dale. Ten return journeys for the price of 9, available in peak and off peak options.

Park & Ride operates from 07:00 – 19:30 Monday – Saturday, plus Bank Holidays. The run up to Christmas sees late night and Sunday opening.

*based on five days a week Park & Ride use with £10.50 Adult EasiWeek pass. Six day use works out as little as £1.75 per day.

**based on five days a week (or 20 days out of 28) Park & Ride use with £38.00 Adult Easi28Day pass. Six day use just over £1.58 per day.

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ContractParkingPriceswithNOCONTRACT_225.html