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A new bus station for Wigan

Wigan bus station is now closed for redevelopment

Bus services are running from temporary stops.

We’re building a new, modern bus station for Wigan to offer an attractive gateway to the town centre and a simpler and safer travel experience.

It will also support the town’s economic growth by helping people get to everything Wigan has to offer, from jobs, shops and markets to restaurants and bars.

Work started on Monday 31 July 2017 and we expect to open the new station by the end of 2018.

Improvements include:

  • A covered concourse and seated waiting area
  • A ticket and information outlet, and shop
  • Clear and concise electronic passenger displays
  • High-quality, fully accessible toilets, baby-changing and a Changing Places facility
  • Better passenger security, including CCTV
  • Secure, covered cycle parking
  • Direct pedestrian links to the town centre
  • Environmental improvements, including solar panels and LED lighting

The £15.7m funding for the Wigan Bus Station development is being supported by central Government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal programme.

Temporary bus stops and Travelshops

The existing bus station is currently closed for redevelopment. Nearly 1,000 daily bus services have been relocated to temporary nearby bus stops.

These are sited at:

  • Market Hall layby on New Market Street*
  • Hallgate
  • Richmond Street
  • Downing Street
  • King Street
  • Library Street
  • Parsons Walk

*To make room for temporary bus stops in the Market Hall layby, taxi services have been temporarily relocated in the town centre.

Download bus service changes.

Wigan-Closure map-2017

The TfGM Travelshop has also temporarily moved to Hallgate, where we continue to offer:

  • Travel information, help and assistance
  • System One and Metrolink tickets
  • Under-16 IGO passes
  • Bus timetables

The temporary Travelshop has a toilet for use by disabled people. Other toilets are available within the town centre.

These arrangements will be in place until the new bus station opens, which is expected to be by late 2018.

Building the new station

VINCI Construction UK is building the new bus station. We’re working with them to keep disruption to a minimum during the construction period.

Standard working hours are 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-1pm on Saturdays.

To avoid disruption in the town centre, we may need to undertake some works outside of these hours.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or are unhappy with any aspect of the construction work, please contact us:

Phone: 0161 244 1000