Preston Bus Announce Route Changes Starting Today

Preston Bus has announced that there will be changes to come routes from today (4th November), including journeys to Broughton and Blackburn.

The travel firm has announced that a number of routes will be affected as the Lancashire County Council has revised time tables.

A spokesman for Preston Bus said, “From 4 November 2019 Lancashire County Council will revise the route and timetable, adjusting most departures to operate approximately quarter an hour later throughout between Clitheroe and Blackburn.

“Journeys between Blackburn and Clitheroe will be generally unaffected. The short journeys between Blackburn and Mellor will be renumbered Service 25A and extend through to Mellor Brook restoring the link for this area.”

Here are the changes expected from today:

Service 15 Preston – Fulwood – Woodplumpton – Broughton

From 4 November 2019 service extended beyond Longsands through to Broughton via ASDA, Eastway (serving a new housing development), Royal Preston Hospital, Lightfoot Lane, Wychnor and Woodplumpton.

The service will operate generally every hour during Monday to Saturday daytime.

Service 35 Longridge – Ribchester – Blackburn

From 4 November 2019 Lancashire County Council will withdraw this service as it will be incorporated within the new Service 45.

(Please note service 35 Preston – Tanterton is not affected and there are no planned changes)

Service 45 Preston – Broughton – Longridge – Ribchester – Blackburn

From 4 November 2019 introduce this new bus service partially replacing Stagecoach’s withdrawn Service 4 and incorporating existing tendered bus Service 35 Blackburn. The new service will introduce a number of new direct travelling opportunities between Preston and Blackburn through north Preston and west Ribble Valley.

The service will operate between Preston and Blackburn via Fulwood (passing Preston College), Royal Preston Hospital, Broughton, Goosnargh, Whittingham, Longridge, Ribchester, Salesbury and Wilpshire. The service will operate generally every hour during Monday to Saturday daytime.

Ribble Valley Tendered Bus Service Amendments

Service 3 Clitheroe – Chatburn – Sawley Circular

From 4 November 2019 Lancashire County Council will revise the timetable, adjusting most departures to operate approximately 15 minutes later throughout.

Service 5 Clitheroe – Whalley – Ribchester – Longridge – Chipping.

From 4 November 2019 Lancashire County Council will revise the timetable, introducing minor timing adjustments to improve connectivity.

Service 25 Clitheroe – Whalley – Brockhall – Mellor – Blackburn

Service 25A Mellor Brook – Mellor – Blackburn

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