Dedicated school buses provide convenient transport to St. Joseph’s from the surrounding areas where our associated feeder schools are located. Local service buses, principally the 575, also run regularly between Chorley, Horwich, Bolton, Westhoughton and stop close to the school, on Chorley New Road.
The buses and their times are allocated to the school by TfGM.
New bus service information is listed below
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Please look after your igo pass, as damaged, defaced or out-of-date passes will not be accepted and may even be confiscated.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.
|Blackrod||615 AM, 617 PM|
|Farnworth (Return via Bolton Hospital)||996|
|Horwich||615 AM, 617 PM|
|New Springs||Wigan 1|
|Rose Bridge||Wigan 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
Contact telephone numbers of individual service providers can be found on the link below.