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Stagecoach to acquire First routes in Wigan

Wigan has always been out on a limb from the rest of Greater Manchester county: indeed, its municipal bus service was never part of SELNEC PTE and only joined as part of GMPTE in 1974. After deregulation and sundering, the … Continue reading

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Autumn bus service changes 2011, part 1

With damp pavements, winter coats and dark evenings, the autumn is most definitely arrived. Changes to bus services at the end of October are not too widespread but with some interesting trends: First winning more tenders; Arriva losing out and … Continue reading

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Engineering work in Wigan over Autumn half-term

Network Rail plan to replace eight sets of points, renew 1,000 metres of railway line and move signalling and overhead power line equipment to match the new track layout in Wigan. When? From this Saturday (22nd October) and continuing through … Continue reading

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First relocates depot in Wigan

With somewhat less fanfare than Stagecoach’s move from Princess Road to Sharston, the weekend just gone has seen the closure of the old Wigan Corporation depot in Melverley Street. First Manchester’s vehicles in the Wigan area now operate out of … Continue reading

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May 2011: South Lancs Travel network changes

It wouldn’t be fair to describe the forthcoming changes to the Wigan bus network as a rush job, but there’s certainly been a bit of to-ing and fro-ing over the final details. If you’ve been reading GMITA committee papers this … Continue reading

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