Here are all the Preston Bus service changes set to start this September 2018

Following the news that operator Preston Bus is cutting its number 14 service, here are the other changes announced as part of wider service changes due to come into play on September 3, 2018

Thursday, 9th August 2018, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 11:32 am
Here are all the Preston Bus service changes set to start this September 2018

The changes announced by Preston Bus are part of wider service changes due to come into play on September 3, 2018

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Additional running time incorporated on Saturday daytime journeys affected by Football traffic on Deepdale Road.

Sunday service reduced to hourly after 8pm.

8 – Moor Nook

Monday to Friday, additional running time incorporated at afternoon peak times.

Sunday service reduced to hourly after 5.30pm.

14 14A – Holme Slack

Service 14 will terminate at Holme Slack, Lily Grove and will no longer serve the Ronaldsway and Longsands area.

Operates on a 30-minute frequency.

16 – Farringdon Park

Sunday service reduced to hourly after 5.30pm.

19 Royal Preston Hospital

Last journey from Bus Station to be around 10pm.


Improved frequency of every eight minutes from 7am Monday to Friday. Minor change to timetable, reflecting Fulwood Academy change of start and finish times. Additional journeys introduced to cope with high volume of passengers when Fulwood Academy are in attendance.

Service 31 Lea via Savick Estate

Service will be extended to Lea operating around Thorntrees avenue and Aldfield Avenue as service 89 operates currently, this is to improve reliability between city centre and Savick Estate, as additional time will be incorporated in to the service as a whole. Savick Turning Circle will only be served on outbound journeys, West Park Avenue will be operated along in both directions. Sunday frequency reduced to every 30 minutes. Late Friday and Saturday journeys removed due to low usage.

Last journey to Savick estate and Lea will be 9.13pm Monday to Saturday.

35 Tanterton

The terminus will be changed to Sainsburys on Tanterton Hall Road. Minor timetable improvements with increased frequencies at certain times of day. Late Friday and Saturday journeys to commence from Boots on Fishergate departing at 11.30pm, 12pm, 00.30am and 1am.

Punctuality and reliability will be reviewed once major road works on Adelphi Quarter commence.

44 Bartle via Ingol and Cottam

Journeys extended to Cottam Hoyles Lane, in a clockwise loop operating via Merry Trees, Haydock Lane, Cottam Way, Lea Road, Hoyles Lane to Nog Tow then Tag Lane back towards City. Monday to Friday journeys pre 9.30am and post 2.30pm will operate direct via tag lane and not serve Whitby Avenue. Extension introduced to serve new housing off Hoyles Lane.

88 Larches-RPH

The service will finish around 6pm.

Journeys extended to serve Savick Estate before terminating at Larches.

Journeys towards RPH will be extended early morning to the North East Employment Area, and daytime journeys extended to Preston’s College.

89 Larches via Portway

Will no longer be extended to Lea (see service 31) journeys will operate clockwise around Larches Estate before returning to City via Blackpool Road, turning right at Greavestown Lane traffic lights.

September will also bring changes to Stagecoach bus timetables.

A spokesman for Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire said: “Stagecoach timetable changes will come in to effect from September 2 to reflect the increase of demand as students go back to school.

“We’ve listened to feedback from regular users of these buses and acted accordingly. We regularly evaluate our routes and look to see where we can improve.

“For example, we have extended the 125C service to include Myerscough College. We are committed to offering a service which is tailored to the needs of the communities in each of our catchment areas.”

1 Preston Bus Station – Ribbleton – Grimsargh – Longridge

Restoring the normal Monday to Saturday frequency following the school holidays.

3 Preston Bus Station – Penwortham – Kingsfold

Restoring the normal Monday to Saturday frequency following the school holidays.

4/4C Preston Bus Station – Royal Preston Hospital – Broughton – Longridge

Operating the 4C hourly on Preston College Days only. Service 4 to maintain half hourly combined service between Preston and RPH.

59 Preston Bus Station – Mellor Brook – Blackburn

A number of peak journeys on Monday to Friday are being diverted to serve the BAE Mellor Brook main entrance

61 Preston Bus Station – Kirkham – Blackpool

Due to the anti-fracking protests at Preston New Road the timetable has been adjusted.

68 Preston Bus Station – Lytham St Annes – Blackpool

The 4.55pm service on college days only will depart at 4.40pm from Preston’s College and operate 15minutes earlier throughout.

125 Preston Bus Station – Bamber Bridge – Chorley – Adlington – Bolton

Back to standard service Monday to Saturday following school holidays. Service 125C journey from Charnock Richard to Preston’s College will extend and terminate at Myerscough College.

X8 Chorley – Preston – Windermere – Keswick

A revised timetable in place