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Preston Bus introduces direct service between Fulwood and Preston Bus Station

Posted on - 31st January, 2017 - 5:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, News, Preston City Centre, Sharoe Green, Transport
The number five in service
The number five in service

A new bus service has been launched fast-tracking workers from Fulwood to Preston city centre.

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Preston Bus has unveiled the number five service going straight from the North East Preston Employment area at Oliver’s Place and Pittman Way to Preston Bus Station.

The route picked up its first customers on Monday evening and is running three direct services.

Previously the 23 service was the fastest route but the number five is up to 12 minutes faster.

Three services are running at 4.35pm, 5.05pm and 5.35pm and it is free for the first two months.

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Running down Watling Street Road and Deepdale Road the journey time is significantly reduced, as the bus does not stop at Asda or go past Royal Preston Hospital or the Plungington area.

A spokesman for Preston Bus said: “If the new service five journeys are popular with passengers we will look at introducing additional journeys to meet demand.”

The free journeys run until Friday 24 March, with regular Preston Bus fares introduced from Monday 27 March.

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On the same day Preston Bus is proposing a number of morning direct services in the other direction between 7am and 9am from the Bus Station to the employment area in Fulwood.

The 23 service is unaffected by the new service.

What do you think of the decision? Do you work in the employment area? Let us know in the comments below

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