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Passengers frustrated as resurfacing work affects Larches buses

Posted on - 9th February, 2017 - 5:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Larches, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Larches Avenue is closed for resurfacing work for around a week
Larches Avenue is closed for resurfacing work for around a week

Passengers in Larches expressing their anger and frustration during Thursday morning at Preston Bus over a temporary route change following planned roadworks along Larches Avenue.

The controversial bus company posted about the route change on their website earlier last week, which Blog Preston covered, however passengers in Larches were left angered at the discovery of no warnings on the bus shelters throughout the area.

Past closures or new routes have seen Preston Bus leave customer notices inside the shelters warning of the changes – however there was no such warning on any of the Larches stops. As a result, dozens of riders hoping to get to town for work, school or college were left waiting for up to 40 minutes before realising.

Sarah, 38, said this about the situation: “Its just lazy and disgusting. I have a meeting to get to, that I’m now late for, and all these kids have school. No doubt they’ll get detention or something”.

A pupil at a high school in Preston, who wishes to remain unnamed said: “I’m late for my mock exam now – I’m glad I might miss it, but the teachers are going to be angry”.

Read more: Direct service from Fulwood to the Bus Station introduced

The sentiment was shared with most of the passengers Blog Preston spoke to, each sharing their frustration through personal stories. It turns out that the majority of those asked had not seen the online notice, and instead rely of the physical notes usually left by Preston Bus.

A spokesman for Preston Bus said: “Signage is presently in place.”

They added that the delay was “caused by a mix up between Lancashire County Council” and themselves.

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