Changes to Preston bus station services as multi-million pound makeover continues

Preston Bus Station
Preston Bus Station

Passengers may have to use different stands this week as work continues on the multi-million-pound makeover of Preston Bus Station.

With renovation work almost complete on the east side of the station, more buses will now be operating from that side – towards the ring road.

The changes are the latest stage of work on the multi-million pound redevelopment of the well-known landmark.

Some temporary changes to stands are needed, until work on the concrete above the concourse has finished.

Coaches will operate from a temporary area on the western side of the building, while the new coach station is created.

As part of this work, there have been repairs to the concrete, as well as new doors, lighting, bus stands, security cameras, bus signs, windows and much more. The wooden barriers have also been revamped.

The west side is undergoing a similar refurbishment, protecting the listed features of the building, while making improvements. This side will also include more seating, using some of the current wooden barriers to create new benches.

The aim is to provide a safer and improved concourse for people to wait for their bus.

Lancashire County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This is yet another landmark moment in our redevelopment of this iconic building. People could find that their bus moves to a new stand as part of these changes.

“We advise you to check with staff from the bus station or the bus operators, to find your new stand.”

From today bus services in Preston will depart from the stands listed below:

Stand - Service - Destination

7 - 75/75A - Kirkham Poulton & Fleetwood

7 - 80 - Myerscough College

8 - 89 - Portway, Larches & Lea

9 - 31 - Savick & Lea

9 - 26 - Nog Tow, via Ashton & Hoyles Lane

10 - 44 - Ingol & Cottam

11 - 35 - Tanterton

11 - 5 - Longsands & Fulwood

14 - 14/14A - Longsands

15 - 6/6A - Brookfield & Redscar

16 - 19 - Royal Preston Hospital via Deepdale

19 - 23 - RPH, Asda Fulwood, via Plungington

19 - 13 - Penwortham

27 - 112 - Bamber Bridge

35 - 8 - Moor Nook

37 - 16 - Farringdon Park

38 - 280/X80 - Clitheroe & Skipton