Save Preston Bus Station

This is a guest post by Andrew Pye, who is running a Save Preston Bus Station campaign via Facebook. If you’d like to write a guest post for Preston Blog check out how you can get involved.

Preston bus station

Preston Bus Station


Recently I had a story printed in the LEP and I want to know your thoughts on it.

I just want everyone to know that I am not against the regeneration of Preston at all – there is a lot of it that I think should be knocked down, like St. Johns Centre. The Bus Station is too big for what Preston needs, maybe they could continue to use the back half of it, maybe it could be converted into a big John Lewis? I don’t know? I know idiots hang around in there, I know it smells like piss and “shake and vac” mixed together – it is dropping to bits, but I can’t help but love it. Once over it was the symbol of the future, with its white tiles and rubber floors and seats that were too high and small to sit on. Now it is a symbol of the past- our past and they want to take it away. It just doesn’t feel right!

And have you all noticed that all of Preston Buses now have the Stagecoach logo on them?

Sad isn’t it?

Please give me your support via the Facebook group


Preston Bus announcement about potential Stagecoach takeover

The following announcement has been pinned up on all Preston Bus vehicles and also posted on their website, good news if you’ve got a current pass from the company. For those who don’t know, the local bus company – Preston Bus – is currently considering a takeover bid from the national firm Stagecoach:

Preston Bus Passenger Update

Passengers may be aware that Stagecoach Holdings
plc have made an offer to purchase Preston Bus.
The employee shareholders of this company
are currently considering this offer.

Please be assured that any change to the ownership of
this company will not affect the continued validity of weekly,
monthly or 3 monthly Rambler passes. These can
continue to be purchased from normal outlets.

Preston Bus thanks our passengers for their support and
we look forward to this continuing in the future.”