Free Travel

FREE COLLEGE BUSES

GETTING TO COLLEGE COULDN’T BE EASIER OR SAFER

The bus is clearly marked with Wigan & Leigh College branding. You may catch the bus at any of the stops along each route, not just those published here - just put out your hand and show your pass*.

In line with government guidance you will be required to wear a face covering when traveling on our free bus service.

We will also keep a record of your email address or phone number as part of the NHS test and trace service.

The College buses will commence service on Wednesday 2 September 2020 and the service is provided by ‘Grayway Coaches’, (so you know what bus to look out for).

Passes for the College buses will be issued during the first week of term.

*If you plan to catch one of the below College buses, on your first week please show your student badge/lanyard when you get onto the bus – this will provide you with your access. Your official pass will be issued during your first week and the bus company are aware of this.

We have three new FREE College bus services, to help you get to College safely. We are making your journey to Wigan & Leigh College easier, safer, cheaper and more convenient.
ROUTE 1 - CHORLEY
Railway Road, Chorley Road, Bolton Road, Lyons Lane South, Lyons Lane, Shepherds Way, Union Street, Market Street, St. Thomas’s Road, Southport Road, Foxhole Road, Ackhurst Road, B5251, Coppull Road, New Road, Spendmore Lane, Preston Road, A49, High Street, Wigan Road, Wigan Lane, Mesnes Road, Kenyon Road, Market Place, Parsons Walk and Pagefield Centre
STOPSOUTGOING
Adlington Train Station07.50am
Yarrow Bridge07.57am
Chorley Bus Station ( Shephards Way)08.01am
Chorley Police Station08.04am
Ackhurst Road08.07am
Coppull Road / Birkacre Road08.10am
Springfield Hotel / Spendmore Lane08.13am
Olive Garden / Preston Road08.16am
The Globe / High Street08.21am
Boars Head
08.24am
Arrive at College08.35am
RETURN - REVERSE ROUTE16.45pm
ROUTE 2 - Leigh
Hen Fold Road, Church Street, Manchester Road, A572, Holden Road, The Avenue, Market Place, King Street, Twist Lane, A579, Atherleigh Way, Lovers Lane, Wigan Road, Smallbrook Lane, Corner Lane, Atherton Road, Wigan Road, Manchester Road, Darlington Street East, King Street, Dorning Street,
Wigan Bus Station, New Market Street, Parsons Walk and Pagefield Centre
STOPSOUTGOING
Garrett Lane / Hen Fold Road07.40am
St. Marys High School07.43am
Bedford High School07.46am
The Avenue07.50am
Leigh Bus Station - Stand M (King St)07.51am
Lovers Lane08.00am
Atherton Road / Long Lane08.06am
Bird I’th Hand / Wigan Road08.14am
Ince Bar08.20am
Darlington Street East08.22am
Arrive at College08.35am
RETURN - REVERSE ROUTE16.45pm
ROUTE 3 - BOLTON
Tesco Extra Bus Stop (opposite petrol Station), Green Pine Road, Mansell Way, De Havilland Way, Chorley New Road, Beaumont Road, Wigan Road, Snydale Way, Park Road, Market Street, Church Street, Left onto A6, Chorley Road, Dicconson Lane, Bolton Road, Wigan Road, Whelley, Greenough Street, Powell Street, Northway, Market Street, Parsons Walk and Pagefield Centre
STOPSOUTGOING
Tesco Extra Horwich07.45am
Chorley New Road / Ravensdale07.57am
Wigan Road / Three Pigeons07.56am
Park Road / Molyneux Road07.59am
Market Street / Westhoughton Town hall08.02am
Westhoughton Train Station08.05am
Gerrard Arms / Bolton Road08.12am
Aspull Fingerpost08.15am
Whelley / Bradshaw Street08.21am
Arrive at College08.35am
RETURN - REVERSE ROUTE16.45pm

Download the Wigan & Leigh College Parsons Walk Free Bus Service Route

Our Pass


If you live within Greater Manchester you may apply for a FREE bus travel card, called Our Pass.

A £10 admin fee is payable to Transport for Greater Manchester for Our Pass but students eligible for the College’s 16-18 bursary will have this fee reimbursed*

  • You are eligible for Our Pass if you are 16 or 17 years old.
  • If you are 18 years old after the 31 August 2020 you are eligible for Our Pass.
  • If you are 18 years old before 31 August 2020 you should apply for the College’s free Arriva, First Manchester or Stagecoach bus pass.

Visit Our Pass for more information or to apply. Please apply as soon as possible (please note these are not issued by the College).

* Wigan & Leigh College will reimburse the fee during your first term.

Free arriva and stagecoach bus pass

If you live on a route that is serviced by an alternative bus transport provider, Diamond or Lancashire Zone for example (and you do not live within Greater Manchester to access ‘Our Pass’) please ask the reception team about your free transport options.

The FREE bus pass is available for full-time students aged 16-18 on or before 31st August 2020.

  • Save up to £379 per year.
  • Your free bus pass can be used throughout the day, evenings and weekends.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1.The free bus pass is only available to learners who:

- live outside of Greater Manchester (if you live within Greater Manchester you can apply for Our Pass)

- are aged 16-18 on or before 31 August 2020

- live within Greater Manchester and are 18 years old before 31 August 2020

- are enrolled at Wigan & Leigh College on a full-time course up to Level 3

2.The free bus pass is attendance related. Passes are issued on a termly basis. To receive the spring and summer term passes students must have maintained at least 90% attendance in the autumn and spring terms.

3.If you lose your pass, you will be responsible for buying a replacement. This is £50 for Stagecoach (and reduces to £30 from 1 November 2020) and £25 for Arriva.

Passes will be issued during the first week of term.

If you are using this travel option, on your first day please purchase a single fare to College and your bus pass will be issued during your first day. This will allow you to use your pass for your return journey home and beyond.

Students Studying at Leigh College:

The College are putting on a mini bus shuttle service morning and evening from Leigh Bus Station to Leigh College and back again. The shuttle bus will run several times in the morning and again after classes finish at 4.30pm in the afternoon. Please show your student badge to access this shuttle service.