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Thornleigh Salesian College
Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

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School Bus Fares 2018-2019

Please see upcoming changes below to Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) school bus service fares, which are increasing in line with inflation.

From September 2018, the following fare changes will apply:

• Single fares will increase from £1.30 to £1.35;
• Non Igo fare will increase from £1.70 to £1.75;
• Return tickets will increase from £2.20 to £2.30; and • Weekly tickets will increase from £7 to £7.30. 

There are a number of other school bus services on which fares are set by the operator. These services will be unaffected by these changes.

Full details on this and also those services where school returns and school weekly tickets are available/accepted will be provided on the TfGM website before the start of the new school year.

If you require any further information regarding school bus fares, please contact TfGM on 0161 244 1000.


School Bus Time Table for 2018-2019

School Bus Timetable 2018 - 2019

Igo Passes

Pupils not in receipt of an igo pass will be asked to pay full fare, to obtain the concessionary fare they do need to be in receipt of this pass, they can download the application form from the TfGM website or pick them up at travel shops situated in the bus stations in the Greater Manchester area, or they can contact our customer service department on the telephone number below.

The options available to student’s over the age of 16 are as follows:

The student System one tickets cover students on any bus in Greater Manchester and prices can be found on the website below

Operators provide their own discounted tickets depending on what service they’ll be travelling on for First Manchester please see below

For Stagecoach please see below

There is also the option of the scholars permit which entitles you to pay the child fare on single fares only, more information can be found below.

If you have any further queries about these options you can contact the concessionary travel team on 0161 244 1050. 

All students aged between 11 and 16 will need an IGO pass to pay the concessionary fare on buses in Greater Manchester (please see for more information which includes a downloadable application form).  You may also find the following website helpful for information regarding school bus routes and services:


Y43 Bus & Y10

To use a Yellow School Bus (*routes detailed below) a student must have a Yellow School Bus pass for the specific service they will use. This is IN ADDITION to having an IGO pass.

*SERVICE Y43 : From BOLTON, Black Horse Street via Black Horse Street, Deansgate, Marsden Road, St George's Road, Vernon Street, Merehall Drive, Brownlow Way, Tennyson Street, Eskrick Street, Elgin Street, Church Road, Captain's Clough Road, Moss Bank Way, Broad o'th' Lane, Sharples Park to THORNLEIGH SALESIAN COLLEGE.

*SERVICE Y10 : From BOLTON, Chorley Old Road / Chorley New Road, Moss Bank Way to THORNLEIGH SALESIAN COLLEGE







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