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A new bus station for Wigan

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The new Wigan Bus Station will open from 8am on Sunday 28 October

We’ve now completed the redevelopment of Wigan Bus Station on Hallgate.

It will open at 8am on Sunday 28 October, offering improved facilities and a more attractive gateway to the town centre.

Improvements include:

  • a staffed and well-lit concourse
  • better passenger comfort and security
  • live bus departure displays
  • retail space, including a newsagent
  • accessible toilets, baby change and Changing Places facilities
  • improved pedestrian links to the town centre
  • covered cycle parking.

The temporary bus stops on New Market Street, Richmond Street, Dorning Street and the alighting only stop on King Street West will be removed once the bus station opens.

The stops on Parsons Walk (F) and King Street West (E) will remain in use.

The new bus station will help people to get to and from their places of work as well as Wigan’s great shops, markets, restaurants and bars in a modern, safe and welcoming environment.

Funding for the development has been supported by central Government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme.

Plan your journey now.

Where to find your bus service


Services and stands at Wigan

Going green

Eco-friendly initiatives have been a key consideration during the development of Wigan Bus Station.

The roof is partly made up of Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene (ETFE), the same material used in the domes at Cornwall’s Eden Project and for the roofs at Bolton, Rochdale and Altrincham interchanges.

ETFE is a lightweight alternative to glass, which lets natural light into the building and reduces the need for artificial lighting.

The ETFE sections of the roof are fully recyclable and very durable as it’s unaffected by sunlight, pollution and weathering.

In addition, solar panels can be found on the roof of the bus station and LED lighting within the facility uses less electricity than other types of bulbs.


Wigan Bus Station includes important design features for customers with disabilities.

Tactile paving differentiates between walking routes and crossing points on pavements, and contrasting door surrounds mark entrances and exits.
Tactile signage on bus stands and on toilet doors are designed to help visually impaired passengers find their way around the bus station, while black borders help the main signage stand out.

Wayfinding lines are in place on the floors and pavements around the bus station and all ramps and handrails conform to national accessibility standards.

Bus station staff have been trained on how to offer help to passengers who have a range of disabilities.

Throughout the design and construction of Wigan Bus Station, we consulted the Disability Design Reference Group (DDRG).

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Phone: 0161 244 1000