South Lancs Travel

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South Lancs Travel is a privately owned bus operator in the districts of Bolton and Wigan in Greater Manchester operating an extensive commercial network along with tendered services on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester. It also serves some areas of the districts of Salford & Trafford such as The Trafford Centre, Worsley, Walkden & Little Hulton. Its headquarters are in Atherton and it is the trading name of Green Triangle Buses.

History

Green Triangle Buses was established as a limited company in April 1998, operating from Printshop Lane bertween Atherton and Tyldesley. They started with a single service, the 675 operating between Leigh and Shakerley via Astley and Tyldesley. Within a couple of years, the 675 was withdrawn and repalaced with the 670/680 circular services, which followed the same route as the 675 but continued onto Atherton then back to Leigh. These services have evolved over the years to become a significant network of largely commercially operated services in the Leigh/Tyldesley/Shakerley area. They also introduced journeys on the 652 Leigh - Hindley - Wigan service, with all three services competing against the incumbent operator, Bellairs and Dootson (B&D Coaches).

The network started to expand in 1999, following the opening of the Trafford Centre. The company introduced two services, the 674 from Leigh (now 126) and the 673 from Atherton (which was short lived, but later revived as the 132). The garage was moved a short distance to...
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