<![CDATA[Preston Bus News]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news.html <![CDATA[Lancashire Encounter Festival - City Centre Road Closures]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LancashireEncounterFestival-CityCentreRoadClosures_512.html As part of the weekend’s Lancashire Encounter Festival a number of City Centre roads will be closed to vehicles for events over from Thursday morning. A torchlight procession between 18:00 and Midnight on Saturday 24th September 2016 will cause severe disruption to services.

Most Preston Bus services will be subject to extensive diversions:

For details of diversions and disruption to each route, please see our 'Service Disruptions' page.

Please note: check back regularly - as new information comes in we update the diversions.

 

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/LancashireEncounterFestival-CityCentreRoadClosures_512.html
<![CDATA[Stand Changes on Preston Bus Station]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation_514.html Some bus stands change on Preston Bus Station from Friday 23rd, as long term work begins on station refurbishment.

A works compound will be fenced off between bays one to nine. The surface pedestrian crossing presently at the Lord Street end of the station will also be moved. From Friday it will be sited at stands 10 and 11.

The start of the refurbishment works means some services will have to move stands from Friday:

  • Moor Nook service 8 moves to stand 12
  • Skipton service 280 moves to stand 13
  • Farringdon Park service 16 moves to stand 14

Unfortunately only service 8 will have a DDA bay (wheelchair accessible) and there are likely to be times when an ‘overflow’ bay is unavailable. This means that sometimes your bus may have to set down passengers at different stands, before moving to its "normal" stand location for the next journey.

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience during what is likely to be the start of many changes as the long term bus station works continue.

 

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation_514.html
<![CDATA[Penwortham Girls High School - changes to bus service 680]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PenworthamGirlsHighSchool-changestobusservice680_513.html Penwortham Girls High School

680 Banks, Hesketh Bank, Tarleton, Longton
Click to download timetable & route information

Please note: LCC have specified that from Monday October 3rd 2016 the 680 service becomes a "Pass Holders Only" service. This means that Preston Bus will be prohibited from carrying fare paying passenger on the 680. The measure is intended to manage daily loading issues.

There are still spaces available for parents to purchase a season ticket pass for their child and LCC are advising parents who currently don't have a pass but want their child to travel on the 680 bus service, should make an application via the LCC School Transport Hotline on 0300 123 6738.

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/PenworthamGirlsHighSchool-changestobusservice680_513.html
<![CDATA[Back to School - Updates]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BacktoSchool-Updates_505.html You can now download updated school bus information valid from the Autumn term onwards. You will find details of school services operated by Preston Bus in and around Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Blackpool and The Fylde, together with timetables and fare information.

PLEASE NOTE: Corpus Christi School Bus details have been updated.

Download your school services here

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/BacktoSchool-Updates_505.html
<![CDATA[Download September's Revised Timetables Now!]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DownloadSeptembersRevisedTimetablesNow_500.html
You can now download PDF versions of our revised timetables for September

Service 6: Red Scar via Deepdale Road and Brookfield

Service 8: Moor Nook via Ribbleton Lane

Service 12: Longton via Penwortham, Whitestake and New Longton

Service 14/14A: Longsands Lane via Holme Slack

Service 16: Farringdon Park via New Hall Lane

Service 19: Royal Preston Hospital via Deepdale Road

Service 23: Asda via Royal Preston Hospital, Black Bull Lane and Plungington Road

Service 31: Savick via Brook Street, Tulketh Mill and Lane Ends

Service 35: Tanterton via Lane Ends and Ingol

Service 44: Cottam via Lane Ends and Ingol

Service 88: Larches to Royal Preston Hospital via Cottam and Ingol

Service 89: Lea via Port Way Park and Ride, Docks and Larches

Service X80/280: Skipton via Clitheroe

 

Services 74/75/75A/80: Preston to Poulton, Fleetwood and Blackpool

 

There will be no changes to the following services: 1, 2, 3A, 5/6 (Ormskirk Town Services), 13, 19A (RPH Shuttle), 112, 114. No school services will be changed (apart from commercial services serving Fulwood Academy – see our website for details).

 

Printed timetables will be available from the Preston Bus Station Travel Office, Inspectors’ Office, Deepdale Road Depot Reception and on buses at least two weeks prior to the change. 

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/DownloadSeptembersRevisedTimetablesNow_500.html
<![CDATA[Service Changes from Monday 5th September 2016]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesfromMonday5thSeptember2016_498.html Following the major service changes made in April 2016, we undertook extensive research and passenger data analysis. As a result - and in response to customer feedback - further changes will take place from Monday 5th September, to ensure a convenient and reliable local bus service for Preston.

Service 6: Red Scar via Deepdale Road and Brookfield

During the busy travelling times in the afternoon, services have been getting delayed in traffic around the Red Scar Industrial Estate. In order to improve reliability, buses will operate every 12 minutes during this period, with more time to complete their journeys. Buses will also operate every 12 minutes all day on Saturdays, and will combine with service 19 to provide a 6-minute service along Deepdale Road. Some early morning journeys have revised timetables to improve reliability.

Service 8: Moor Nook via Ribbleton Lane

Minor changes have been made to the times of certain journeys early in a morning. Please check the new timetable before travelling.

Service 12: Longton via Penwortham, Whitestake and New Longton

In partnership with Longton Parish Council, the afternoon peak-time timetable is revised to improve reliability. In addition, a later journey from Preston is introduced at 1816 in response to passenger requests. The 2230 journey on Friday and Saturday is revised to operate to and from Preston Bus Station, and will still serve the Lune Street stop.

Service 14/14A: Longsands Lane via Holme Slack

Unfortunately, the first journey from Longsands Lane is withdrawn due to very low levels of usage. There are no further changes to this service. For a later journey back to Longsands from the City Centre, the 2300 (2230 on Sunday) service 23 is extended to terminate at the Anderton Arms after Asda.

Service 16: Farringdon Park via New Hall Lane

The time of some early morning journeys is changed to improve reliability. Please check the new timetable before travelling. Passengers along New Hall Lane are reminded that service X80/280 can be used for local journeys and all Preston Bus tickets and passes are valid between the City Centre at Tickled Trout Hotel.

Service 19: Royal Preston Hospital via Deepdale Road

In response to customer requests, an earlier journey will be introduced to arrive at the Hospital before 6am. In a late afternoon, timetable tweaks are made to improve reliability at the busiest time of day. On a Saturday buses will run every 12 minutes, and will combine with service 6 to provide a 6-minute service along Deepdale Road.

Combined with service 23, we continue to operate up to 18 buses per hour between the City Centre and Royal Preston Hospital.

Service 23: Asda via Royal Preston Hospital, Black Bull Lane and Plungington Road

In order to improve the general reliability of the service, most journey times have been adjusted. During the week, buses will continue to operate up to every 5 minutes at the busiest time of day. Buses will operate every 7/8 minutes during the day, and every 10 minutes on Saturday daytimes.

The 2300 journey Monday-Saturday will extend to Longsands Lane after Asda. The midnight and 0100 journeys on Friday and Saturday nights from the City Centre will be extended to terminate at Sherwood (Barnacre Close).

Service 31: Savick via Brook Street, Tulketh Mill and Lane Ends

In order to improve reliability and punctuality, an additional bus will be used at the busiest times of day. The general 15-minute frequency will be maintained. Some journey times will be slightly amended in order to provide better co-ordination with service 44 between Lane Ends and the City Centre.

Service 35: Tanterton via Lane Ends and Ingol

In response to passenger requests, earlier journeys have been introduced on Sunday mornings. During the week, buses will operate every 10 minutes during the afternoon peak period instead of every 8 minutes to improve the reliability and punctuality of the service. Buses will now operate every 10 minutes on Saturdays.

Service 44: Cottam via Lane Ends and Ingol

Due to overcrowding of service 31 around the Tulketh Mill and Lane Ends area, this service will now operate via Blackpool Road and Lane Ends instead of Lytham Road and Mill Lane. To reflect this revised route, the service will be numbered 44 instead of 43. The service will then continue to Cottam, Lea Road via the existing route. Some timetable changes are made to provide better coordination of journeys between Lane Ends and the City Centre, but buses will still operate every 30 minutes.

Service 74/75/75A/80: Preston to Poulton, Fleetwood and Blackpool

In partnership with Lancashire County Council, these services will be revised, reinstating a direct service between Preston and Fleetwood. Final details are still to be confirmed, and will be posted on our website.

Service 88: Larches to Royal Preston Hospital via Cottam and Ingol

In response to feedback from Lea & Cottam Parish Council, this service will now extend to Larches estate, via Lea Road, Blackpool Road, Larches Lane and Greaves Town Lane. To accommodate this, the frequency will be reduced to 30 minutes (from 20 minutes). Unfortunately, due to very low levels of ridership (usually just one or two passengers), the service will be withdrawn after 1930 and all day on Saturdays.

Service 89: Lea via Port Way Park and Ride, Docks and Larches

Minor changes will be made to the service to ensure that buses run punctually. Now that the service diverts into Port Way Park and Ride, buses are very busy at certain times of day, and duplicate buses will operate where required. We thank passengers for their patience while the new arrangements have settled in. 

Service X80/280: Skipton via Clitheroe

Journey times throughout most of the day will be revised to improve the general punctuality of the service. The majority of journeys will now operate via Barnoldswick on the current 180 route. Services that operate via Craven College will continue to follow the direct X80 route. Journeys in an afternoon have been re-timed to coincide with the closure of Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, providing connections to Preston at 1545 and 1430 on Wednesdays. A revised Sunday timetable has been introduced following consultation with DalesBus in order to improve connection opportunities for passengers at Skipton.

In order to make things simpler, current 180 journeys between Clitheroe and Skipton will use the 280 route number to match the rest of the service between Preston and Clitheroe. Similarly, service 280 journeys between Clitheroe and Preston that continue to Skipton via direct route X80 will be re-numbered X80.

 

There will be no changes to the following services: 1, 2, 3A, 5/6 (Ormskirk Town Services), 13, 19A (RPH Shuttle), 112, 114. No school services will be changed (apart from commercial services serving Fulwood Academy – see our website for details).

 

New timetables will be available to view online at least four weeks prior to the service changes. Printed copies will be available from the Preston Bus Station Travel Office, Inspectors’ Office, Deepdale Road Depot Reception and on buses at least two weeks prior to the change. 

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ServiceChangesfromMonday5thSeptember2016_498.html
<![CDATA[Fare Revision - from Sunday 24th july]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevision-fromSunday24thjuly_494.html Fares will be revised from Sunday 24th July.

The revision mainly applies to the price of EasiDay, EasiWeek and Easi28Day passes. Adult single fares are frozen at 2015 prices.

The child single fare increases to £1.20 (following no change in price for six years).

An Adult day return fare of £3.50 is introduced for those passengers who currently purchase the EasiDay to use as a return ticket.

Adult Single Fares:
These remain unchanged at £1.40, £1.60 and £1.80

Child Single:
Child flat single fare will increase to £1.20

SUMMER PROMOTION: The £1.20 Child Flat Fare ticket is replaced by a £1.20 CHILD RETURN TICKET for the Summer Holidays. This promotional ticket will be available from Sunday 24th July until Sunday 4th September ONLY, reverting to the normal £1.20 Flat Fare afterwards.

Weekly Tickets / Passes:

  EasiDay EasiWeek Easi28Day
Adult £3.75 £12.00 £42.00
Child N/A £10.00 £33.00

An Adult Return fare of £3.50 will be introduced (valid on day of issue)

Family EasiDay Ticket: £5.50

Service 280 Skipton:
Preston Bus took over this previously subsidised service in April 2016, with no direct funding support from the Local Authority. Following the first period of operation, some fares will be revised to improve the long term commercial viability of the service.

Most adult and child single and period return fares will increase by less than 10%.

The Preston Bus EasiDay Gold ticket will become £6.80 (Under 19: £4.50).

The adult and child Network Ribble Valley (currently £17.00 and £11.00 respectively) will be replaced by the Preston Bus EasiWeek Gold ticket, which offers travel on the complete route, as well as the Preston Bus City Network of services.

The Clitheroe Local Weekly will become £12.00 for adults and £10.00 for children.

All other tickets and fares will be frozen at their current levels.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/FareRevision-fromSunday24thjuly_494.html
<![CDATA[NEW Family EasiDay Gold]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NEWFamilyEasiDayGold_483.html
The Preston - Skipton 280/X80/180 service gets its own Family EasiDay Ticket, from Saturday 18th June

Family days out to Ribble Valley destinations and all the way to Skipton will be better value from Saturday June 18th, when Preston Bus introduces the NEW Family Gold EasiDay ticket.

From this Saturday you'll be able to buy the £12.00 Family Gold EasiDay. It's a new family day ticket, valid for up to 2 adults & up to 3 children travelling together on the 280/X80/180 Preston - Skipton service.

PLUS - it's ALSO valid for travel on all the same Preston Bus services* as the Family EasiDay, and it's available from your driver.

Hop on and off the buses all day!

*1, 2, 6/6A, 8, 12, 13, 14/14A, 16, 19, 23, 31, 35, 43, 88, 89, 112: whole route.
75/75A: between city & Lea Gate.
80: between city & Hoyles Lane.
NOT valid for travel on 3A, 5 & 6 Ormskirk, 74, 114.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/NEWFamilyEasiDayGold_483.html
<![CDATA[Stand Changes on Preston Bus Station - Further amendments]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation-Furtheramendments_476.html From Monday 23rd May 2016, services 75, 80, 13 and 112 will change departure stands on Preston Bus Station.

Services 75 and 80 will depart from stand 32

Services 13 and 112 will depart from stand 33

Please note: the stand numbers have now been amended from those originally announced on Monday.

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Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/StandChangesonPrestonBusStation-Furtheramendments_476.html
<![CDATA[Changes to Preston's Park & Ride ]]> http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoPrestonsParkRide_475.html To help ensure the future reliability of the park & Ride service in Preston, the Cross City Service 1 is changing from Monday 23rd May.

The current single service will revert to two distinct operations:

Service 1, Capitol Centre Walton-le-Dale to Preston City Centre. The service will operate up to every 8 minutes between Walton-le-Dale and Jacson Street during the daytime. First bus from Walton-le-Dale Monday-Saturday 07:00. Last bus from Jacson Street Monday-Saturday 19:30.

Service 2 / 89 - Portway to Preston City Centre. Take service 2 to the railway station (early mornings Monday-Friday only) or service 89 to the railway station, Ringway or the bus station. Return to the Portway and Hartington Road car parks on service 89 - catch it at the bus station, outside Boots on Fishergate, or at the railway station. Buses are every ten minutes during the day. First bus from site Monday-Friday 07:00. Last bus from city centre Mon-Sat 19:45 (89 - Bus Station). The Portway site will also be open on Sundays. First bus to city 09:40, last bus from city 19:15 (bus station).

There will be no change to fares (but please note, exact change will be required on service 89).

 

 

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Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/news/ChangestoPrestonsParkRide_475.html