The redevelopment of Farnworth Bus Station is now complete, bringing improved facilities for passengers and a more attractive gateway to the town centre.

The first bus service will set off from the bus station on King Street at 7.55am on Sunday 8 July.

It now includes:

  • bus shelters and seating
  • CCTV
  • street lighting
  • cycle parking
  • passenger information and wayfinding signage

The junction of King Street and Market Street has been upgraded to improve pedestrian access into the town centre and bus journeys to and from the new bus station.

There have also been a number of changes and improvements to bus stops on Market Street, pedestrian crossings have been upgraded and pavements resurfaced.

In addition, the bus stop opposite the Church Street/Market Street junction has been removed to improve bus service punctuality and reliability, help traffic flow more easily on Market Street, and so a new loading bay can be introduced for local businesses. Passengers who use this stop are now able to catch their bus from the nearby stop opposite the Nelson Street/Market Street junction.

The work was carried out by local construction firm George Cox & Sons Ltd.

We’ve created a map showing the layout of the new bus station and images of the new bus shelters and seating.


We held a public consultation on our plans in March 2017, during which time nearly 100 responses were received.

How has this project been funded?

The bus station improvements have been supported by central Government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme. Delivered by TfGM and Bolton Council, the scheme forms part of the Salford Bolton Network Improvement (SBNI) programme, which is designed to make the transport network more efficient.

Who can I contact for further information?

If you have any enquiries on the bus station project, please email or call TfGM Customer Relations on 0161 244 1000.