SD6211 : Rivington (Bolton West) Services

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackrod, Bolton, Great Britain

Rivington (Bolton West) Services
Rivington (Bolton West) Services
The slip road to the Rivington Services from the southbound M61 motorway.

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 (Archive LinkExternal link ) - Manchester Evening News), the services were acquired by Euro Garages in 2009.

The old services (see 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
Friday, 20 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6209 1186 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.1154N 2:34.4609W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6207 1190
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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