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Rivington services


M61 between J6 and J8 (there is no J7)

Signposted from the road.



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Two sites located between junctions, connected by a pedestrian footbridge.

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A range of facilities sitting on the site of Bolton West, formerly one of the worst-ranked services around.


COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 28 May 2020, with changes caused by COVID-19.

Catering: Subway (northbound only), Starbucks on the Go Shops: Spar Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Dog Walking Area, Free Cash Machine, Multi Faith Room Hotel: Rivington Lodgewebsite Charging Points: Ecotricity Forecourt: BP, AdBlue4You

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £8 and HGVs £14.99, or £19.99 to include a food voucher.

Prices are paid in the pay machines situated in each car park or Spar shop.

The fees are strictly enforced.

Contact Details

Euro Garages
Anderton Motorway Services Area

  • 📞 Telephone number: 01204 669962 (northbound)
    01204 460482 (southbound)
  • 🗺 Grid reference: SD621116

Trivia and History

Bolton West services.
The entrance to the old building.

Full details: History:Rivington

The services were then completely rebuilt and reverted to its previous name, with the new southbound side opening on 27 May 2011. The Subway outlet here is Halal and is open 24 hours. The toilet facilities are placed in the Spar store with no signage from the rest of the service area.

The current Rivington services is unrecognisable from the place it replaced, Bolton West services.

The service area has two bridge crossings: one footbridge and one driving bridge, neither of which serve as a Rear Access (except as a public footpath).

In Spring 2017, Transport Focus calculated a 100% satisfaction score for the northbound services and 95% for the southbound services. This meant the northbound side was one of the country's top two. By 2019 it had fallen to a mediocre 84% and 87% respectively.

Rivington is used as the only site from which Transport Focus calculate a total score for Euro Garages. In 2017 and 2018 is ranked them as one of the best (97%), but in 2019 they got by far the worst score - 86%.


none on M61
Birch (M62 east, 13 miles)
Services on the M61 none on M61
Lancaster (M6 north, 27 miles)
Blackburn with Darwen (M65, 15 miles)
Tickled Trout (M6 north, 13 miles)

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