Service changes from 11th December 2017

30/11/2017

Following a recent decision by Lancashire County Council to invest an additional £1m per annum in the supported bus network, major changes to services will take effect from Monday, 11th December 2017.

Timetables and route maps for all services are available by clicking the links below.

Services will change as follows:

Preston and South Ribble area

1 Walton-le-Dale Park and Ride continue to operate with no planned changes at this time.

13 Preston - Broadgate - Penwortham service will be withdrawn and replaced by revised service 114

29 Preston - Frenchwood new service introduced to replace service 112 on this section of route. 

112 Preston - Bamber Bridge - Clayton Brook - Clayton Green - Leyland revised route and timetable, extending service from Bamber Bridge through to Leyland via Walton Summit, Clayton Brook, Bent Lane and Langdale Road. No longer serving Sainsburys, alternative shopping facilities on the route. General frequency hourly - in conjunction with Service 114, frequency every 30 minutes between Clayton Brook and Leyland.

114 Preston - Penwortham - Farington Moss - Leyland - Clayton Green - Clayton Brook - Chorley centre - Eaves Lane  revised route and timetable, extending service from Leyland through to Preston via Moss Side, Midge Hall, Farington Moss, Whitestake, Penwotham and Broadgate (to reinstate previously withdrawn commercial service and replace Service 13). To provide a direct link to Chorley Hospital from Preston. No longer serve Walton Summit, which will be covered by extended Service 112. General frequency hourly - in conjunction with Service 112, frequency every 30 minutes between Clayton Brook and Leyland.

Service 77/77A will provide an improved service to the Cadley, Mill Lane and Cottam, Hoyles Lane areas. Please see further details below. 

 

Ribble Valley Network

Preston Bus will commence operation of this revised Ribble Valley network, comprising the following services:

2 Clitheroe - Low Moor circular: to revise route and timetable to operate solely for Henthorn/Low Moor sections of route. Other parts of route covered by proposed reinstatement of Peel Park Circular Service 4. General frequency retained at every 30 minutes. 

3 Clitheroe - Sawley circularnew service maintaining the link from Sawley (previously Service 7A) whilst reinstating a service along Pimlico Road. General frequency retained at 2 hourly off-peak. 

5 Clitheroe - Whalley - Longridge - Chippingto revise timetable to improve overall service reliability. Route adjustment in Clitheroe with the proposed reinstating of Peel Park Circular Service 4. Pendle Road will continue to be served and as well as the new development at Barrow Brook (off A59). General frequency retained at every 90minutes/2 hourly. 

25/25A Clitheroe - Whalley - Brockhall - Mellor - Blackburn to revise route and timetable, extending the service through from Mellor through to Clitheroe via Brockhall and Whalley partially replacing Service 15/15A. General frequency retained every hour between Blackburn & Mellor, 2 hourly through to Clitheroe/Mellor Brook.

35 Longridge - Ribchester - Blackburnto revise timetable to improve overall service reliability. General frequency enhanced to hourly.

Service X80/280 is now operated on a fully commercial basis, and no changes are planned to the service at this time.

 

Fylde Network

The current Fylde Network of services will be thoroughly revised, with a number of improvements introduced. 

74 Poulton - Blackpool Victoria Hospital - Blackpool service withdrawn and fully replaced by services 76 and 77.

75 Preston - Kirkham - Poulton - Thornton - Cleveleys - Fleetwood revised route and timetable to improve overall service reliability. Route amended between Thornton and Fleetwood to additionally serve Cleveleys and Pheasants Wood. General frequency enhanced from 2 hourly to hourly. 

76 Lytham - Wrea Green - Kirkham - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Poulton - Blackpool new service reinstating a number of links along the route. Frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 77, frequency enhanced to hourly between Elswick and Blackpool.

77 Preston - Inskip - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Poulton - Blackpool new service partially replacing Services 75A/80, extending through to Blackpool Frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 76, frequency enhanced to hourly between Elswick and Blackpool. In conjunction with Service 77A, frequency enhanced to hourly between Preston and Great Eccleston.

77A Preston - Inskip - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Myerscough new service partially replacing Service 80. Route will serve Cadley Mill Lane area in Preston. Frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 77, frequency enhanced to hourly between Preston and Great Eccleston.

80 Preston - Inskip - Elswick - Great Eccleston - Myerscough service withdrawn and replaced by service 77/77A.

 

West Lancashire Network

5 / 6 Ormskirk town services continue to operate with no planned changes. 

312 / 313 Skelmersdale continue to operate with no planned changes. 

337 Chorley - Charnock Richard - Eccleston - Croston - Mawdesley - Parbold - Burscough - Ormskirk  new service reinstating a number of links along the route, including serving Burscough Industrial Estate. General frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 347, frequency hourly between Chorley, Croston and Mawdesley.

347 Chorley - Charnock Richard - Eccleston - Croston - Mawdesley - Rufford - Southport  revised route and timetable to additionally serve Croston. General frequency 2 hourly - in conjunction with Service 337, frequency hourly between Chorley, Croston and Mawdesley.

 

No changes are planned to any Preston Bus service not mentioned above. 

 

 

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