Wigan bus station project

This page provides information on the proposed Wigan bus station project and the temporary hackney carriage ranks that will be required.

Construction of the new bus station is due to start in the summer of 2017 for a period of 18 months and the existing bus station will have to close completely during this period. 

To accommodate the bus services and access for passengers, we've been working with Transport for Greater Manchester to find locations for temporary bus stops in the town centre. Two key sites were selected:

  • Hallgate / Dorning Street area
  • New Market Street slip road.

Temporary hackney carriage ranks

The hackney carriage stand on the New Market Street slip road will need to be suspended on a temporary basis for the duration of the bus station works.

We appreciate the impact that this will have on some members of the hackney carriage trade who operate from this rank and the decision to suspend it has not been taken lightly. We apologise for any inconvenience or disruption that this may cause you or your passengers whilst the rank is suspended.

We have been working with members of the Hackney Carriage Trade and Transport for Greater Manchester to identify some alternative temporary ranks to be used whilst the New Market Street rank is temporarily suspended.

Three locations have been identified. You can view the plans for the temporary hackney ranks below:

Making you aware

To ensure as many people as possible are aware of the new bus stop and hackney rank locations before construction begins, we will:

  • Put up signage at various places within the town centre
  • Circulate passenger information leaflets prior to the bus station being closed
  • Position staff on site once the new arrangements come into operation to help members of the public with directions to the temporary bus stops and hackney ranks.

Further updates will be given, including details of when works will be carried out to introduce the temporary ranks, so keep checking the page for details.


Sunday 9th July - Works will begin to introduce the new hackney carriage stands and bus stops in Wigan town centre.

Works will begin on Menses Street to introduce the new hackney carriage stand and on New Market Street the new bus stands will be introduced.

Hackney drivers will still be able to use this area as a hackney carriage stand until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works and thank you for your cooperation.


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