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Following changes to government guidance in England and Wales more seats are available on our buses and standing is allowed. There will also be more seats available in Scotland.

Please continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you’re exempt. 

For the latest travel information for England, Wales and Scotland, see our Coronavirus page


Strike action - UPDATE - No further Strike Action Planned - Services will operate as normal.

Due to forthcoming proposed Industrial Action, we regret to inform customers that our services in South Lancashire will be disrupted on the dates shown below. We will make every effort to run as many services as possible across our network and full details of timetables which will be operated on strike days are also shown below.

Why are drivers going on strike?

Strike action is being taken by Unite the union over pay.

Will any buses run during this time?

Services will continue to operate on most routes, with reduced frequency in some areas.

What buses are you running? 

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Thursday/Friday timetable    Saturday timetable
 Service Location    Service Location 


 Preston - Longridge    1  Preston - Longridge
 2/2A  Preston - Southport/Ormskirk
 2/2A  Preston - Southport/Ormskirk
 3  Preston - Penwortham    3  Preston - Penwortham


*Will only operate term time only.

 Preston - Preston's College     61  Preston - Blackpool
 61  Preston - Blackpool    68  Preston - Blackpool
 68  Preston - Blackpool    109  Preston - Chorley
 109  Preston - Chorley    111  Preston - Leyland
111   Preston - Leyland    113  Preston - Wigan
 113  Preston - Wigan    125  Preston - Bolton
 125  Preston - Bolton    X2  Preston - Liverpool
 X2  Preston - Liverpool   59   Preston - Blackburn
 59  Preston - Blackburn    280  Preston - Skipton
 721  Preston - Christ the King School      
 315  Southport - Ormskirk      
 280  Preston - Skipton      
The following services will not operate on Thursday/Friday - 1A, 4, 8A (Chorley-Blackrod), 9, 24, 109A and 109 evening service (please see the timetable above)

The following service will not operate on Saturday - 1A, 4, 4C, 8A (Chorley-Blackrod), 9, 24, 109A, 109 evening service (please see the timetable above) and X8.


STRIKE UPDATE - The below strike dates have been cancelled! - SERVICES WILL OPERATE AS NORMAL!  

How long will strikes go on for?

The dates we are currently aware of are:

  • Saturday 29th June
  • Thursday 4th July 
  • Friday 5th July
  • Saturday 6th July

Strike action is being taken by Unite the union therefore we’re unable to advise of further dates or the frequency of any strike action, but should more dates be announced we will publish service information on our website as soon as possible. 
What tickets are available? 

Normal fares will apply, with day and weekly tickets still being available (Customers who already have tickets can use them as normal).

Will I get days back on my ticket if there is a strike?

Customers should contact us directly by email [email protected] 

I have a dayrider or megarider ticket through the Stagecoach bus app, can I use this?

If you have pre-purchased dayrider or megarider tickets with the Stagecoach bus app you can still use your ticket, however please check to see if your service is running, if it is not running please do not activate these on strike days as we aren’t able to refund or extend these tickets. 

Got a question that needs answering?

Follow us on Twitter for live service updates or to ask us a question - @StagecoachMCSL - don't have Twitter? Don't worry you can still see our live updates even without an account. 

Give us a call on 01772 255777 (on strike dates lines open 7am - 4pm Monday - Friday and   8:30am - 3:30pm Saturdays

We will continue to keep you updated via our website and live Twitter feed.