The bus's owned by the company operated under the City logo and with the City colours, as seen in the picture bellow. The firm operated many routes through out Preston along with other local bus companies.
|A Preston Bus infront of iconic bus station |
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Such companies like John Fishwick and Sons a bus company based in Leyland, as small local bus firm that rans buses around Leyland, Preston, Chorely and Wigan.
|An old Fishwich bus running out of the bus station|
|A Ribble bus|
These three firms and others created a healthy bus industry in Preston, economic theory dictates that their prices would have been competitive and service good. But in take look round the now declining Preston Bus station and you will not see a Ribble bus, the iconic colours of Preston bus are gone and Ribble Buses are rarer and rarer.
For there was a storm brewing, a new competitor was about to arrive and monopolise the North West laying waste to its competitors. The Stage Coach had arrived.