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on Sun 16 Jul - 14:19
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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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on Tue 2 Oct - 15:45
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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on Tue 2 Oct - 17:56
I don't like it No


It's not my type of bus station What a Face
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on Wed 24 Oct - 18:40
Have you been for a walk round it Sir Bob?
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on Wed 24 Oct - 19:15
I'll be surprised if I ever see it !
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on Wed 24 Oct - 19:20
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on Wed 24 Oct - 22:28
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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on Wed 24 Oct - 22:50
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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on Wed 24 Oct - 23:54
it's very similar to Chorley and Preston bus stations...
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on Thu 25 Oct - 0:31
@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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on Thu 25 Oct - 9:51
Hip hip....
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on Thu 25 Oct - 16:10
@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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on Thu 25 Oct - 16:48
@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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on Thu 25 Oct - 17:02
He has a history of sailing close to the wind, Vix. Wigan bus station - Page 2 2407571070
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on Sun 28 Oct - 15:46
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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on Sun 28 Oct - 16:04
I have drove past it Smile
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on Sun 28 Oct - 16:40
we will be using it tomorrow....
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on Sun 28 Oct - 17:25
@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,

standby,,
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on Sun 28 Oct - 19:48
Not used it yet. It's looking good though.
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on Mon 29 Oct - 12:31
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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on Mon 29 Oct - 13:45
full circle, funny really......
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on Mon 29 Oct - 15:51
Buses still say the old number on.

Previously 602, etc...
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on Mon 29 Oct - 17:13
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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on Mon 29 Oct - 18:44
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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on Mon 29 Oct - 19:08
novelty will wear off in a week or so then there will be plenty room......
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on Mon 29 Oct - 19:27

Let's hope ey !
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