SD6211 : Rivington Services, M61

taken 7 years ago, near to Blackrod, Bolton, Great Britain

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Rivington Services, M61
Rivington Services, M61
Now in its third incarnation, the Rivington Service Area on the M61 was originally built in 1971 and opened as "Anderton Services", later renamed "Rivington" and then "Bolton West".

After years of criticism, during which Bolton West was dubbed as the worst service station in the country in an online survey of motorists (LinkExternal link - Motorway and LinkExternal link - Manchester Evening News), the services were acquired by Euro Garages in 2009.

The old services (see LinkExternal link for a selection of photos) have been demolished and these new ones built and opened in 2011 (LinkExternal link - The Independent and LinkExternal link - Bolton Evening News.

They have also reverted back to name Rivington.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 620 115 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.9320N 2:34.4675W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 621 114
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Motorway  Motorway Services  Motorway Service Area 

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