Bus Service Information

Fares Information

Passengers can pay a fare to the driver for each journey. However, students will need to show an IGO pass to travel at the concessionary (reduced) fare. If students do not have an IGO pass, they will have to pay a higher fare.

All students between the ages of 11 and 16 need an IGO pass if they wish to travel at the concessionary fare on buses. It must be carried on all journeys and shown to the driver before paying the fare. 

The IGO pass costs £10 and can only be bought by students who live in or go to school in Greater Manchester.

More information on IGO and an application form to get an IGO pass is on the Transport for Greater Manchester website at http://igo.tfgm.com

Costs and benefits    

An IGO card costs £10 and lasts until 31 August after your 16th birthday. The card allows 11-16 year olds to travel using child tickets on buses and trams in Greater Manchester.  You can also buy get me there child tram tickets and load them onto your IGO card.  

Apply for an IGO Pass  

Download an application form, or collect one from school or get one from a TfGM Travelshop.  

If you are eligible, complete the relevant form and attach:   

  • A passport-sized colour photo of yourself  

  • Proof of your name and age – a copy (not original) of your birth certificate, adoption certificate, medical card, passport or EU/EEA card. Please do not send original documents.  

  • Payment details (for the £10 fee)  

You can take your form and proof to a Travelshop who can check and take payment or post your documents to the FREEPOST address on the application form.   

If you lose your pass it costs £10 for a new one.   

To order a replacement card you can Call TfGM on 0161 244 1000 to make a card payment You can also visit a Travelshop to order and pay for a replacement pass.  

You must pay the full fare on buses until your replacement IGO arrives.  

Bus Services

The following bus services run close by - more details can be found at The Lowry Academy | Transport for Greater Manchester (tfgm.com)

Bus service 20 - Bolton - Deane - Logistics North - The Trafford Centre  

Bus service 29 - The Lowry - Swinton - Walkden - Mosley Common - Boothstown

Bus service 36 - Bolton - Great Lever - Peel - Salford - Piccadilly Gardens

Bus service 38 - Logistics North - Swinton - Salford - Piccadilly Gardens

Bus service 129 - Farnworth - Walkden - Tyldesley - Gin Pit - Higher Green