TfGM launches on-demand service for employment site

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The Logistic North site will benefit from Logistics North Link, which is available all days except Christmas period bank holidays and covers all usual shift start and end times

A new transport link to in Greater Manchester to help improve access to a major new employment site, Logistics North, has launched.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has worked with developer Harworth Estates and local councils in Bolton, Salford and Wigan to launch Logistics North Link.

Launched on April 18, the shared transport service will run to the Logistics North development, off the A6 near Farnworth, a major employment site for Greater Manchester and Bolton.

Anyone living in the local service area – which covers parts of Bolton, Wigan and Salford – can book a journey to travel to Logistics North from their home or another nearby convenient location.

Passengers need to register once and can then book journeys online or by phone. Booking can be made up to one week in advance, or with an hour’s notice minimum.

For people travelling from outside the area, pickups for the shared service can also be booked for journeys from local bus and train stations, including Bolton and Farnworth Bus Stations and seven local railway stations.

The service will run every day (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) to meet start and finish shift times, from 0500 to 0900hrs, 1400 to 1800hrs and 1900 to 0130hrs. A range of fare options include concessions, singles and returns, along with four-day and weekly tickets.

Full service details are now available at

Howard Hartley, TfGM Head of Bus, said: “Logistics North Link is designed to meet people’s individual travel needs and couldn’t be easier to use.

“With fares starting at £1, it’s affordable and convenient, picking you up anywhere in the service area to get you to work on time – whether that’s from home or your local bus or railway station.

“Transport is a key factor when considering new employment opportunities, and we expect Logistics North Link to play a key role in the success of this major industrial development. By providing an affordable, sustainable way to connect local people to jobs we also aim to keep polluting car journeys off the road.”