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‘Difficult’ and ‘inconvenient’ bus services in Preston need to be resolved

A Preston bus service waits at the bus station Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston City Council is set to take action to improve what it describes as ‘difficult’ and ‘inconvenient’ bus services.


A notice of motion on the subject was tabled by Councilor Jonathan Saksena in April.

The Board identified several issues:

  • Major bus operators struggle to maintain advertised schedules despite frequent changes
  • Many bus routes with four services advertised per hour often fail to operate a single service during that hour
  • Many Preston residents who rely on bus services are finding it increasingly difficult to get to work, let alone arrive on time.
  • Many residents find themselves stuck at difficult times of the day
  • Revised schedules are often impractical and even unrealistic for people’s working hours.

Read more: Preston Bus makes timetable changes for services 23, 43, 44, 45, 46 and 100

Council decided to refer the matter to the Oversight and Review Committee for questioning of the bus operators involved.

The Council also pledged to ask Lancashire County Council’s public transport team to take action to alleviate the problems and to ensure Preston MP Sir Mark Hendrick is aware of the situation.

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