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Wigan bus station

on 16th July 2017, 2:19 pm
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when Wigan bus station closes a lot of services will stop Preston and Southport are just two can some kind person put the map of where the bus stops are going to be

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Re: Wigan bus station

on 2nd October 2018, 3:45 pm
Went past there on Friday last and they
seem to be testing the electronic
information / timetable boards and all
the floor markings seem to be in place
so it must be close
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 2nd October 2018, 5:56 pm
I don't like it No


It's not my type of bus station What a Face
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 24th October 2018, 6:40 pm
Have you been for a walk round it Sir Bob?
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 24th October 2018, 7:15 pm
I'll be surprised if I ever see it !
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 24th October 2018, 7:20 pm

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Re: Wigan bus station

on 24th October 2018, 10:28 pm
I haven't seen a bus station planned out like that for Wigan in a while, the only other example that immediately comes to mind being Bath bus station, which has been going for 9 years now.

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Re: Wigan bus station

on 24th October 2018, 10:50 pm
Wigan Bus Station is all set to open this Sunday (28 October) following a successful live trial!

Around 50 members of staff from TfGM and Wigan Council volunteered to act as passengers for a dry run last week.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTfGM/videos/2151835598408971/
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 24th October 2018, 11:54 pm
it's very similar to Chorley and Preston bus stations...
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 25th October 2018, 12:31 am
@Vixen wrote:it's very similar to Chorley and Preston bus stations...

... and St.Helens, and Bolton, and Warrington, and most other bus stations in most other towns, in most other countries, in the Western World.  In so much as  ..... buses roll up, park, passengers get on and buses roll off again.

Unique, eh.?

Three cheers for Wigan's new  'same as all the others'  bus station!   All new, but less services?  Rolling Eyes
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 25th October 2018, 9:51 am
Hip hip....

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Re: Wigan bus station

on 25th October 2018, 4:10 pm
@tonker wrote:
@Vixen wrote:it's very similar to Chorley and Preston bus stations...

... and St.Helens, and Bolton, and Warrington, and most other bus stations in most other towns, in most other countries, in the Western World.  In so much as  ..... buses roll up, park, passengers get on and buses roll off again.

Unique, eh.?

Three cheers for Wigan's new  'same as all the others'  bus station!  All new, but less services? Rolling Eyes



Fewer services, surely?
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 25th October 2018, 4:48 pm
@tonker wrote:
@Vixen wrote:it's very similar to Chorley and Preston bus stations...

... and St.Helens, and Bolton, and Warrington, and most other bus stations in most other towns, in most other countries, in the Western World.  In so much as  ..... buses roll up, park, passengers get on and buses roll off again.

Unique, eh.?

Three cheers for Wigan's new  'same as all the others'  bus station!   All new, but less services?  Rolling Eyes

sarky arse....
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 25th October 2018, 5:02 pm
He has a history of sailing close to the wind, Vix.
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 28th October 2018, 3:46 pm
Has anyone used it yet? Perhaps our roving reporter could check it out for our 8pm news slot Very Happy

https://www.tfgm.com/wigan-bus-station
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 28th October 2018, 4:04 pm
I have drove past it Smile
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 28th October 2018, 4:40 pm
we will be using it tomorrow....
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 28th October 2018, 5:25 pm
@Admin wrote:Has anyone used it yet? Perhaps our roving reporter could check it out for our 8pm news slot Very Happy

https://www.tfgm.com/wigan-bus-station


they don't allow push irons on Buses ,, it will have to be a walking report, oaplum with his oap pass for the rejects news on Monday in the new Bus Depot,

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Re: Wigan bus station

on 28th October 2018, 7:48 pm
Not used it yet. It's looking good though.
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 29th October 2018, 12:31 pm
Bus number changes

Routes changing on Sunday October 28 will be:

- 631 (Wigan to Highfield Grange) is changing to the 1.
- 632 (Wigan to Hawkley Hall) is changing to the 2.
- 621 (Kitt Green circular) is changing to the 3.
- 628 (Kitt Green Circular) is changing to the 4.
- 625 (Wigan to Beech Hill) is changing to the 5.
- 626 (Wigan to Beech Hill) is changing to the 6.

These changes will be followed on January 27 by more alterations, which are:
- 540 (Wigan to Bolton) will become the 7.
- 598 (Wigan to Leigh) will become the 8.
- 658 (Wigan to Higher Folds, via Leigh) will become the 9.
- 600 (Wigan to Leigh, via Ashton) will become the 10.
- 601 (Wigan to Leigh, via Ashton) will become the 10a.
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 29th October 2018, 1:45 pm
full circle, funny really......
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 29th October 2018, 3:51 pm
Buses still say the old number on.

Previously 602, etc...

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Re: Wigan bus station

on 29th October 2018, 5:13 pm
Just been on the bus station , very impressive
a big improvement I noticed on the destination
/ timetable boards beside departure times and
Bus departure points there are:
Status ( on time / 5 mins late ) and also there are train
departure times from Wallgate and North West stations
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 29th October 2018, 6:44 pm
I was there today about 1.00pm. I didn't like it, it's too small, there were long queues for some busses and there just isn't enough room for all the people. The old station had 3 rows of stops, now there is just the one, so the same number of passengers in a third of the space. A bit like sardines.
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 29th October 2018, 7:08 pm
novelty will wear off in a week or so then there will be plenty room......
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Re: Wigan bus station

on 29th October 2018, 7:27 pm

Let's hope ey !
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