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Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

 

 

Local authority Public transport from 1824 Bus services until 1969 Vehicles in the collection

 

 

Area map

 

Map of Wigan area

Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of Ordnance Survey, Crown copyright.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

 

 

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Public Transport from 1824

 

Road Transport

 

Public road transport for the main municipal and private operators in what is now the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is summarised below:

 

 

Operator Horse Buses Steam Trams Electric Tramways Trolley Buses Motor Buses SELNEC GMT
Wigan 1880-1883 1882-1904 1902-1931 1925-1931 1924-1974 None 1974-1986
LUT None None 1902-1923 1931-1958 1926-1976 None 1976-1986
Leigh None None None None 1920-1969 1969-1974 1974-1986

GMT = Greater Manchester Transport

 

Public transport from 1824 in Greater Manchester

 

 

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Bus services until 1969

 

Bus service operation until the formation of SELNEC in 1969 is shown by town below:

 

Abram

Lancashire United Transport / Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Aspull

Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Ashton-in-Makerfield

Wigan Corporation Transport / Lancashire United Transport

 

Atherton

Lancashire United Transport / Bolton Corporation Transport / Leigh Corporation Motors

 

Higher End

St Helens / Wigan Corporation Transport / Lancashire United Transport

 

Golborne

Leigh Corporation Motors / Lancashire United Transport

 

Haigh

Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Hindley

Lancashire United Transport / Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Ince-in-Makerfield

Wigan Corporation Transport / Lancashire United Transport

 

Leigh

Leigh Corporation Motors / Bolton Corporation Transport / Lancashire United Transport / Salford Corporation Transport

 

Orrell

Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Shevington

Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Standish-with-Langtree

Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Tyldesley

Lancashire United Transport

 

Wigan

Wigan Corporation Transport / Lancashire United Transport / Ribble

 

Winstanley

Wigan Corporation Transport

 

Worthington

Wigan Corporation Transport

 

 

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Local Authority

 

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

 

 

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Vehicles in the Collection

 

Find all vehicles in our Collection which formerly operated in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan by operator: 

 

Wigan Corporation Transport

Lancashire United Transport

Leigh Corporation Motors

Bolton Corporation Transport

Salford Corporation Transport

Ribble

 

 

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