Warrington Bus Interchange
|Locale||Winwick Street, Warrington|
|No. of stands||19|
|Operators||Network Warrington, Arriva, Halton Transport, First Greater Manchester, National Express|
|Rail connection||Warrington Central 150 m|
The building opened on 21 August 2006, next to the site of a temporary terminus that had been in use for the past thirteen months. The new interchange was built in conjunction with the extension and upgrade of the adjoining Golden Square shopping centre, and replaced the previous bus station which dated from 1979.
The interchange consists of 19 departure stands, numbered from 1 to 19, all of which employ a drive-in reverse-out layout. Each stand has a computerised information screen which also ties into the real-time information system. All stands are served from the main concourse building, which contains toilets, access to the adjoining Bhs coffee shop and a combined travel and tourist information office. There is access to the shopping centre via escalators and lifts. The exits on the eastern side of the building lead onto Winwick Street, on which can be found a taxi rank and Warrington Central railway station within around 100 metres.
The bus station is the terminus for all local bus services within Warrington. Regional services operate to neighbouring cities Liverpool, Manchester and Chester, as well as to Wigan, Leigh, The Trafford Centre, Altrincham, Knutsford, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes and St Helens. A small number of National Express long distance coach services operate to destinations including London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southend-on-Sea and Southport . The majority of bus services are operated by Network Warrington, who have their own information office within the main concourse selling season tickets. Other services are provided by Arriva North West, Halton Transport, Warrington Coachways and First Greater Manchester
Stand 1 is the departure point for the Centrelink bus service, which operates on a circular route around the town centre via the Town Hall, Bank Quay station, NWDA offices, Centre Park business park, the market and Central station. The service runs every 20 minutes during Monday to Friday daytimes.