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Tuesday 11 June 2024

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The ‘Rivington Rambler’ 125R bus is running again this summer. It launched on Sunday 26 May and offers an easy way of getting to Rivington Country Park with all the attractions and beautiful walks it has to offer. It runs every Sunday and bank holiday and this year the route has been extended to incorporate Chorley. 

The Rivington bus provides a direct link from the train at Horwich Parkway leaving hourly at ten minutes to the hour and runs via The Crown Hotel, Horwich to Rivington Village Hall. From here it will go to Tesco in Adlington and end up at the Chorley Interchange. On the journey from Chorley the bus will leave hourly on the hour from the Interchange Stand N, stop in Adlington at the Elephant and Castle, go on to Rivington Village Hall then to The Crown Hotel, Horwich and finally to Horwich Parkway Station at Middlebrook. The journey each way takes just over 40 minutes arriving at Rivington Village Hall halfway through. 

The bus, operated by Stagecoach provides a convenient connection at Horwich Parkway and Chorley railway stations, with the train connecting back to Bolton and Manchester. All normal concessions are valid on the bus with the standard fare £1 per person. The service is funded by CrossCountry, Community Rail Network, Lancashire County Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and the Bus Service Improvement Plan initiative. Horwich Town Council are also supporting the project. 

Julie Levy, Chair of the South-East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership which has co-ordinated the project, said, “We’re delighted to be able to run the Rivington Rambler once again, this time with even better links to both Horwich Parkway and Chorley stations. It will open up the beautiful Rivington Gardens and Pike to many more people who cannot travel there by car and help to reduce congestion and pollution as people with cars can now choose to travel by bus.” 

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