<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Vacancies - Trainee Bus Driver]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Vacancies-TraineeBusDriver_587.html The Preston Bus PCV Driving School has successfully trained new drivers for over six months. Due to planned route expansion, we have now have vacancies for both trainee drivers and fully qualified PCV drivers.

We are looking for motivated, committed, enthusiastic individuals who can meet our customer needs. To become a trainee bus driver you must have a full UK driving licence (car) and have at least two years driving experience, and experience in customer service is an advantage.

We offer successful applicants a full training programme leading to professional driving qualifications.

To apply, please download an application form, and return to our Deepdale Road depot

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Vacancies-TraineeBusDriver_587.html
<![CDATA[Gridlock in Preston]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/GridlockinPreston_640.html An accident at junction 31/31A on the M6 closed the carriageway, causing massive knock-on effects in Preston and surrounding areas (including Leyland, Garstang, Fulwood, etc... more or less gridlocked with the resulting congestion).

We are working to operate as many services as possible, but this is proving especially difficult in Preston - delays are unfortunately inevitable, especially if your bus service has to cross the city.

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

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/GridlockinPreston_640.html
<![CDATA[Emergency Road Works]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EmergencyRoadWorks_637.html We have been informed by LCC's Highways Operations Engineering / Community Services team that Emergency Road Works are taking place on the RING WAY junction with NORTH ROAD in Preston, due to a severe road collapse.

 

Traffic is already building up and all services crossing the city and Ring Way are likely to be adversely affected, especially at peak times. We have no notification of how long the works are likely to take. If you are driving it would be prudent to avoid the area.

Apologies for the disruption to services, but circumstances are beyond our control.

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/EmergencyRoadWorks_637.html
<![CDATA[Temporary Bay Closures - Preston Bus Station]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TemporaryBayClosures-PrestonBusStation_635.html Three of the new bays at Preston Bus Station will close temporarily from 0930 on Monday 2nd October. The closures are to enable works to continue on the car park overhangs, and will last for one week.

The bays affected are 36, 37 and 38. The closure means services 16 and 280 will share Bay 34, with supervisors managing conflicting departures.

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. We hope to keep you informed of any further closures or changes as we hear of them.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/TemporaryBayClosures-PrestonBusStation_635.html
<![CDATA[Fare Revision - Preston City Network]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevision-PrestonCityNetwork_633.html A fare revision will be introduced from Sunday 1st October 2017 to Commercial Services on the Preston Bus Network.

Adult Single Fares:
Increase by 10p to £1.50, £1.70 and £1.90.

Child Single Flat Fare:
Increases by 10p to £1.30

Passes:

  EasiDay EasiWeek Easi28Day
Adult £3.90 (from £3.75) £12.50 (from £12.00) £44.00 (from £42.00)
Child N/A £10.00 (no change) £34.00 (from £33.00)

Adult Day Return: increases to £3.70 (from £3.50)
Family Day Ticket: increases to £5.70 (from £5.50)

Passes and tickets bought via the Preston Bus Mobile App will change price at the same time

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevision-PrestonCityNetwork_633.html
<![CDATA[New Service for Hoyles Lane]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NewServiceforHoylesLane_632.html From Tuesday 26th September 2017 a new service begins operation, connecting Hoyles Lane, Nog Tow, Lea Road and Waterloo Road with the city centre. The service will operate during the middle of the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays only to begin with.

Outbound Route: Preston Bus Station - Tithe Barn Street, Lord Street, Lancaster Road, Ring Way, Friargate, Fylde road, Tulketh Brow, *Waterloo Road, Blackpool Road, Lea Road, *Hoyles Lane, *Tabley Lane, Nog Tow.

Inbound Route: Nog Tow, *Tabley Lane, *Hoyles Lane, Lea Road, Blackpool Road, Tulketh Road, *Beech Grove, *Waterloo Road, Tulketh Brow, Fylde Road, Friargate, Ring Way, Tithebarn Street, Carlisle Street, Preston Bus Station.

All marked bus stops will be observed
*Hail and Ride sections, drivers will stop when asked - away from parked cars, junctions and corners - WHERE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO

See 26 on the services page for timetable and more route information.

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Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NewServiceforHoylesLane_632.html
<![CDATA[All Change - Preston Bus Station Stand Changes]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/AllChange-PrestonBusStationStandChanges_631.html

From Wednesday 27th September your Preston Bus Services will depart from the stands listed below.

As work is still continuing on the bus station refurbishment, on occasion some stands may be "out of use" and alternative arrangements will be signed.

Stand Service Destination 7

75/75A

80

Kirkham Poulton & Fleetwood

Myerscough College

8 89 Portway, Larches & Lea 9 31 Savick & Lea 10

26

44

Nog Tow, via Ashton & Hoyles Lane

Ingol & Cottam

11 35 Tanterton 14

5

14/14A

Longsands & Fulwood

Longsands

15 6/6A Brookfield & Redscar 16 19 Royal Preston Hospital via Deepdale 19 23 RPH, Asda Fulwood, via Plungington 27

13

112

Penwortham

Bamber Bridge

35 8 Moor Nook 37 16 Farringdon Park 38 280/X80 Clitheroe & Skipton

 

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/AllChange-PrestonBusStationStandChanges_631.html
<![CDATA[Preston City Congestion - Friday Afternoon Plans]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PrestonCityCongestion-FridayAfternoonPlans_630.html To help alleviate some of the expected congestion/delays this afternoon in Preston, between approximately 1.30pm and 6pm buses INBOUND to the bus station will divert away from Friargate and Ring Way.

Friargate and the Market Bus stop on Ring Way will not be served during the diversion, on the INBOUND JOURNEYS ONLY. Passengers will be able to alight on Lancaster Road and of course the bus station.

Services 23, 31, 35, 44 will use Walker St, Lawson Street, Tenterfield underpass, Ormskirk Road, then Tithebarn Street, Lord St, Lancaster Road, Church Street, Pole St, Lord's Walk to the bus station. Though complicated by one way systems and the works ongoing at the bus station, we still expect this route to be faster than Ring Way, should this be gridlocked once more.

Services 5, 6 & 19 will divert via St George’s and St Paul’s Roads on the inbound journey only.

Service 89 may start/finish at the Railway Station if Ringway gets particularly bad. 13, 75/75A, 80 are likely to be heavily delayed as they were yesterday.

We are using extra resources (vehicles and drivers) to ensure services run as best they can this afternoon.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PrestonCityCongestion-FridayAfternoonPlans_630.html
<![CDATA[Roadworks on London Road cause traffic chaos in the city]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadworksonLondonRoadcausetrafficchaosinthecity_629.html Roadworks on London Road have closed one lane of the carriageway, causing congestion on a main route out of the city, which has a knock-on effect on the whole city at peak times as Ring Way becomes gridlocked.

Unfortunately bus services suffered during the congestion on Thursday evening (21st September), with delays and some loss of service. We expect the heavy traffic congestion to be repeated, and whilst we always strive to provide normal service levels some delays on services crossing the city centre may be unavoidable during the roadworks, especially at peak times.

The emergency works, to repair a collapsed sewer, are expected to last up to a week (until Friday 29th September). In the meantime it's worth avoiding London Road if you can.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RoadworksonLondonRoadcausetrafficchaosinthecity_629.html
<![CDATA[Plungington Road reopens]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PlungingtonRoadreopens_627.html Plungington Road, closed for emergency repair work since Thursday 31st August, has now reopened. Service 23 reverts to its normal route with immediate effect.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PlungingtonRoadreopens_627.html