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Preston Bus takes on city service to Yorkshire

Posted on - 19th March, 2016 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Roads, Transport
The Preston Bus service is to replace TransDev who were relying on a council subsidy

The Preston Bus service is to replace TransDev who were relying on a council subsidy

A bus route between Preston and Yorkshire is to be operated by Preston Bus.

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The 180, 280 and X80 Preston to Skipton services had been due to stop running in early April as Lancashire County Council withdraws £5 million of public subsidies.

More than 250,000 passengers use the route each year, which calls at Clitheroe among other stops that include Langho, Whalley and Gisburn.

Preston Bus managing director, Bob Dunn, said: “The fact Preston Bus is taking over the operation of service linking Preston with Yorkshire demonstrates my ambition to improve public transport in and around Preston.

“I am pleased that we are now able to bring the Preston Bus brand into new areas for the first time.”

The move comes as Preston Bus has announced a shake-up of its services, including scrapping the Orbit service.

Discussions have begun with DaleBus over connecting the Skipton service to others once it reaches its destination.

Fares are to be frozen on the service, which was previously operated by Transdev. Any tickets and passes for Transdev will be accepted until Sunday 17 April.

Concessionary passes for the disabled and pensioners are valid for the route.

A revised timetable for the service is available to view on the Preston Bus website.

Do you use either of these three services? What do you think of the news? Let us know in the comments below

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