St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

School Buses

Changes to Bus Routes

 Urgent Update

We have been informed by Bolton Council – that Hill Lane Blackrod will be closed to traffic as from Monday 24th April to 3rd May 2017.

This will affect Service 615 that serves St Joseph’s School

As a result the diversion will be

Current Route

SERVICE 615  (St Joseph High School/Rivington and Blackrod ) PM  via Chorley New Road, Victoria Road, Church Street, Lee Lane, Crown Lane, Station Road, Tanner’s Brow, Manchester Road, New Street, Church Street, Black Horse Street, Hill Lane, Little Scotland, Tuckers Hill Brow, Meadow Pit Lane, Riley Lane, St David’s Crescent, Holly Road, Haigh Road to ASPULL, Finger Post.

Diversion Route

SERVICE 615  (St Joseph High School/Rivington and Blackrod ) PM  via Chorley New Road, Victoria Road, Church Street, Lee Lane, Crown Lane, Station Road, Tanner’s Brow, Manchester Road, Manchester Road, Vicarage Road, Vicarage Road West New Street, bottom of Hill Lane, onto Little Scotland, Tuckers Hill Brow, Meadow Pit Lane, Riley Lane, St David’s Crescent, Holly Road, Haigh Road to ASPULL, Finger Post.

This means that pupils will be unable to alight the bus at Black Horse Street and Church Street.

Dedicated school buses provide convenient transport to St. Joseph’s from the surrounding areas where our associated feeder schools are located.  Local service buses also run regularly between Chorley, Horwich, Bolton, Westhoughton and stop close to the school, on Chorley New Road.

 

Bus Routes Booklet

 

Wigan Transport: all 4 Grayways coaches from the Wigan area will collect £1 per student on both journeys to and from school.  This means that the daily cost per student will be £2.  (Therefore, £10 per week per student).

 

If you’re aged 11 to 16 you need an igo pass to pay the concessionary fare on buses in Greater Manchester.

 

Why do I need an Igo Travel Pass?

Your igo pass proves that you are aged 16 or under and will be valid until 31 August after your 16th birthday.  The igo pass has replaced the ID-16 card.

 

How much does it cost?

The igo pass costs £5 and you can only get one if you live or go to school in Greater Manchester.  Your igo pass also allows you to buy money-saving travel tickets such as the System One Junior Bus Saver season ticket.

 

Applying for the Igo Pass

You can only get an igo pass if you live or go to school in Greater Manchester.  You should receive your igo pass by post within 10 working days. If you don’t receive it please phone 0161 244 1050.  Your igo pass is issued to terms and conditions from TfGM. Click here to see these.  (A new link will open to TfGM website).

 

 How to use your Igo Pass

Always show your igo pass to the driver when getting on the bus, and to any other official who asks to see it during your journey.

 

Please look after your igo pass, as damaged, defaced or out-of-date passes will not be accepted and may even be confiscated. Replacements will be charged for.

 

Never allow anyone else to use your igo pass as it will be confiscated.  Your igo pass will be taken off you if you are caught misbehaving when using public transport.

 

Where can Igo?

You can use your igo pass to travel anywhere on buses in Greater Manchester for the concessionary fare.

 

If part of your bus journey is outside Greater Manchester you will pay the concessionary fare for the part of the journey in Greater Manchester and a higher fare* for the part of your journey that is not in Greater Manchester. *Costs vary depending on bus company.

 

If you’re using Metrolink in Greater Manchester, you can also use your igo as a proof-of-age card for child fares.

Visit http://igo.tfgm.com/for more information!

 

Bus Numbers and Locations

Locations and bus numbers can be found below.  These are only a rough guide for you to choose the right service for you, but please check the travel guide document above to find out the bus route of each individual service.

 

Adlington 811
Aspull 3
Blackrod 615
Bolton 915
Chew Moor 915
Deane 915
Farnworth (Return via Bolton Hospital) 521
Horwich 615
Ladybridge 915
Lostock 915
New Springs 1
Rose Bridge 4
Westhoughton 516
Whelley 2
Wigan 1-4

 

The services provided for travel to and from St Joseph’s are arranged by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Service Planning Department and Lancashire County Council (LCC) School Bus Services. Please find below contact details for TGFM, LCC and all the individual bus providers.

 

TfGM Services Planning Department

0161 244 1640 or 0161 244 1652

 

TfGM Local Bus and Train Information Helpline

0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute from landlines, lines open 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays) or visit www.tfgm.com

 

LCC School Bus Services – School Traveline

01772 849111

 


Contact telephone numbers of individual service providers can be found on our Travel Guide to St. Joseph’s, the link of which is shown above.