Major Bus Routes Changing In Preston!

Bus users in Preston will need to prepare for some service changes that will be coming to the City in September.

Services 6 (Red Scar via Brookfield), 8 (Moor Nook), 14/14A (Longsands via Holme Slack) will all see large changes to their routes starting from September 3rd.

Most noticeably, according to the Preston Bus Service website, ‘service 14 will terminate at Holme Slack, Lily Grove and will no longer serve the Ronaldsway and Longsands area’.

According to the webpage, decisions have ‘not been taken lightly’ and the apparent cause of these changes have come from a lack of passengers.

Other minor changes according to;

’16 – Farringdon Park
Minor change to timetable to improve punctuality and reliability

19 RPH
Minor change to timetable to improve punctuality and reliability

Minor change to timetable to improve punctuality and reliability, also to reflect Fulwood Academy start and finish times.

Service 31 Lea via Savick Estate
Service will be extended to Lea, serving both Thorntrees and Aldfield Avenue estates, to improve reliability between Bus station and Savick Estate. Savick Turning Circle will only be served on outbound journeys. Late Friday / Saturday journeys removed due to low usage. Sunday frequency reduced to every 30 minutes

35 Tanterton
The terminus will be changed to outside Sainsbury’s on Tanterton Hall Road. Minor timetable improvements. Late Friday / Saturday journeys to commence from Boots on Fishergate.

44 Bartle via Ingol & Cottam
Journeys extended to Bartle Hoyles Lane, via Cottam in a clockwise loop. Operating via Merry Trees, Haydock Lane, Cottam Lane, Lea Road, Hoyles Lane to Nog Tow then Tag Lane back towards City. Serves new housing developments off Hoyles Lane.

88 Larches-RPH
Journeys extended to serve Savick Estate before terminating at Larches.

Journeys towards RPH will be extended depending upon congestion and available running time. Some early morning journeys extended to 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) and journeys will only operate clockwise around Larches Estate before returning to City via Blackpool Road (turn right from Larches at Greavestown Lane traffic lights).’

Anthony Gilmour

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