<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Beware of "Fake News"]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BewareofFakeNews_569.html BEWARE OF "FAKE NEWS

It appears to be very trendy at the moment, this "Fake News" business, and Preston Bus is not immune to its affects.

It has come to our attention that a Facebook site is offering a discounted "special offer" on our tickets. The site is not run by, or affiliated in any way with Preston Bus. There is currently NO COMPETITION OR SPECIAL OFFER RUNNING ON PRESTON BUS TICKETS OR PASSES. As always in these situations, if an offer looks too good to be true, it probably isn't true, and clicking on links could leave your devices open to spam at the best, and viruses and scams at worst.

Please be aware that any special offers, competitions or promotions run by Preston Bus will be accompanied by publicity on the Preston Bus Website, and other LEGITIMATE news outlets.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BewareofFakeNews_569.html
<![CDATA[Delays to bus services following fuel spill at bus station]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delaystobusservicesfollowingfuelspillatbusstation_564.html Services will be delayed for a time due to Preston Bus Station being closed off following a fuel spill. We hope to get services back to normal as soon as the spill is safely cleared. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Delaystobusservicesfollowingfuelspillatbusstation_564.html
<![CDATA[Service Changes to 74, 75, 75A, 80]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesto747575A80_563.html From Monday 20th February there are some route and timetable revisions to LCC contracted services 74, 75, 75A and 80

Lancashire County Council has revised the tendered bus service network in Wyre and Fylde. These revisions will maintain public transport service links for Elswick and Great Eccleston, following the withdrawal of Service 78 from this area, whilst reinstating the hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service between Fleetwood, Poulton, Kirkham and Preston with connections to Blackpool and Victoria Hospital, as summarised below. Click here to download the new timetable.

SERVICE 74
Route and timetable revised, adjusting the service to operate between Poulton and Blackpool only. The service maintains a timed connection with Services 75 & 75A from Fleetwood and Thornton and also provides timed connections from the eastern side of the routes (between Preston and Poulton) for journeys to Victoria Hospital and Blackpool. The service operates every hour Monday to Saturday daytime.
 

SERVICE 75
Route and timetable revised, adjusting the route between Fleetwood and Thornton serving Windward Avenue estate to utilise developer funding to provide a service for this area.
The service operates every two hours Monday to Saturday daytime. In conjunction with Service 75A, a combined hourly service has been provided on the following sections:

  • between Fleetwood, Thornton and Poulton on the same route;
  • between the end to end key destinations of Fleetwood, Poulton, Kirkham and Preston;
  • between Kirkham, Riversway and Preston on the same route.

In revising the route to serve Windward Avenue, the section of Pheasants Wood, Tennyson Avenue and Marsh Road in Thornton will no longer be able to be served. Catch22bus Ltd's commercial bus Service 23 has been revised to serve these areas providing the link with Cleveleys, Thornton and Poulton centres as well as Victoria Hospital.
The revision of the tendered bus service route between Fleetwood and Poulton improves overall service reliability, whilst maintaining a connection for the wider Thornton community for links to Fleetwood, Poulton, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool and Preston.
 

SERVICE 75A
Service introduced to retain the existing level of service between Fleetwood, Thornton and Poulton on the same route as the revised Service 75, and also maintain public transport service links between Elswick and Great Eccleston with Kirkham and Poulton, following the withdrawal of Service 78 from these areas. The service operates every two hours Monday to Saturday daytime. In conjunction with the Service 75, a combined hourly service has been provided on the following sections:

  • between Fleetwood, Thornton and Poulton on the same route;
  • between the end to end key destinations of Fleetwood, Poulton, Kirkham and Preston;
  • between Kirkham, Riversway and Preston on the same route.

A single am & pm journey extends on college days to serve Blackpool Sixth Form College


SERVICE 80
Route and timetable revised, adjusting the route between Ashton and Preston to serve the Maudland Bank area. This maintains the link to Preston Railway Station whilst avoiding duplicating Service 75A through Riversway and other commercial bus services on Fylde Road. The service continues to operate every two hours Monday to Saturday daytime. In conjunction with the Service 75A, a combined hourly service has been provided between the end to end key destinations of Great Eccleston, Elswick and Preston.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesto747575A80_563.html
<![CDATA[Vacancy for Stores Controller]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/VacancyforStoresController_562.html After long and loyal service to Preston Bus, our current Stores Controller is due to retire. As a result we invite applicants for the position - click here for more details of the role and how to apply

Other vacancies at Preston include the roles of PCV Fitter and PCV Night Fitter - for details please click here.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/VacancyforStoresController_562.html
<![CDATA[Bus Station - More Changes Today]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusStation-MoreChangesToday_559.html From Friday 3rd February 2017 further Bay changes will be implemented from 07:30 and 10:30.

From approximately 07:30:
Service 31 will operate from bay 23, and services 75/75A, 80 & 44 will operate from bay 24
(Bays 25 & 26 will be closed)

From approximately 10:30:
Service 35 will depart from bays 36 & 37
(Bays 33 & 34 will be closed)

Bay 35 will remain closed

Once again apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience during this difficult period.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusStation-MoreChangesToday_559.html
<![CDATA[Bus Station Temporary Bay Changes - Latest]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusStationTemporaryBayChanges-Latest_558.html From Tuesday 31st January 2017 the next phase of the rolling programme of bay closures takes place, to enable continuing remedial work on the car park above.

From approximately 07:30 Service 14 returns to its normal bay (22).
Service 89 (bay 24) transfers to bay 32.

From approximately 12:00: Service 35 transfers to bay 34

The Pedestrian Walkway will also re-locate, moving from bays 38-40 to 35-37

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience during this difficult period.

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BusStationTemporaryBayChanges-Latest_558.html
<![CDATA[Revised Fulwood Academy School Services]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RevisedFulwoodAcademySchoolServices_556.html Some school bus services to Fulwood Academy are revised from Monday 30th January.

Please click here for timetable information.

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/RevisedFulwoodAcademySchoolServices_556.html
<![CDATA[Direct evening journeys launched to make commuters' lives easier]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Directeveningjourneyslaunchedtomakecommutersliveseasier_555.html From Monday 30th January, Preston Bus are pleased to announce that a new weekdays-only peak-time service to the Bus Station will be launched from the North East Preston Employment Area. 

The new service will be numbered 5 and journeys will operate from the Oliver's Place/Caxton Road junction via Pittman Way (past JTF and the Royal Mail depot) to Eastway then direct to the Bus Station via Watling Street Road and Deepdale Road. Passengers will be able to board the route at any stop along Oliver's Place or Pittman Way, but please note that the bus will NOT enter the Asda car park. As an introductory offer, passengers may travel FREE OF CHARGE until Friday 24th March. From Monday 27th March, regular Preston Bus fares will apply. 

Journeys will depart from Caxton Road/Oliver's Place at the times below (Monday-Friday only), with the journey taking 18-20 minutes, approximately 10-12 minutes faster than using the 23 service. 

1635 

1705

1735

For the full timetable and route map, please click here.

If the new service 5 journeys are popular with passengers, we will look at introducing additional journeys to meet demand. Furthermore, from Monday 27th March, a number of service 5 journeys from the Bus Station towards the employment area between 0700 and 0900 will be introduced - please check back here for details nearer the time. 

Please note that service 23 will not be affected by these changes. 

 

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/Directeveningjourneyslaunchedtomakecommutersliveseasier_555.html
<![CDATA[Pittman Way/Williams Lane roundabout closures]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PittmanWayWilliamsLaneroundaboutclosures_553.html Contrary to notice supplied by contractors, the roadworks near Asda in Fulwood are still underway NOW (we were told they would cease at 0700 this morning). The 23 is serving Asda, but unfortunately it has to travel via Eastway in both directions, so we are unable to serve Oliver's Place and all stops on Pittman Way. Customers are advised to board/alight at Asda or Barnacre Close on Sherwood Way.


We also have not been informed of any new completion time/date.


Apologies for any inconvenience, but these circumstances are beyond our control.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PittmanWayWilliamsLaneroundaboutclosures_553.html
<![CDATA[Service Changes - Service 44]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChanges-Service44_552.html From Monday 30th January 2017, certain journeys on service 44 (Bus Station-Cottam) will divert via the Barry Avenue area of Ingol. Journeys between 0940 and 1500 Monday-Friday and all day Saturday will operate via Barry Avenue and Dunbar Road at Ingol.

The changes, which are made as a result of passenger feedback, are aimed to make life easier for the elderly and disabled passengers in this area of Ingol. When the initial service changes were made in April 2016, Preston Bus promised to listen to feedback and make changes where possible in response to this.

Due to road traffic congestion in Preston City Centre, it has not been possible to divert all journeys via Dunbar Road while also maintaining a punctual service. During the week, journeys have been diverted during the middle of the day when the traffic is quieter and the longer journey can be accomodated. As the traffic on Saturdays is usually lighter, we have been able to divert all journeys via Dunbar Road.

On journeys towards Cottam, buses will operate via the normal route to Cottam Avenue, then via Barry Avenue, Dunbar Road, Creswell Avenue, Barry Avenue, Cottam Avenue and Whitby Avenue then as normal route to Cottam Avenue.

On journeys towards the Bus Station, buses will operate via normal route to Whitby Avenue, then via Cottam Avenue, Barry Avenue, Dunbar Road, Creswell Avenue, Barry Avenue, Cottam Avenue, Tag Lane, then as normal route into Preston.

Usage of the new section of route will be closely monitored and passengers are very much encouraged to take advantage of the revised 44 service.

Please click here for the revised timetable.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChanges-Service44_552.html