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 6 January 2021, with changes caused by COVID-19.
Catering: Burger King, Greggs, Subway, Starbucks on the Go
plus northbound only: Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Tango Ice Blast
and southbound only: Vimto Frozen Shops: Spar Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Dog Walking Area, Free Cash Machine, Showers Hotel: Temporarily closed Charging Points: Ecotricity Forecourt: BP, AdBlue4You
First 2 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.
Anderton Motorway Services Area
- 📞 Telephone number: 01204 669962 (northbound)
01204 460482 (southbound)
- 🗺 Grid reference: SD621116
Trivia and Design
See also: History:Rivington
The current Rivington services is unrecognisable from the place it replaced, Bolton West services. It was completely rebuilt and renamed in 2011, having already been renamed several times.
The new buildings are much smaller than what was there before, and are effectively large petrol stations.
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%. This was back to 97% in 2020, showing just how erratic Transport Focus can be.
| 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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