The front of a Warrington's Own Buses bus

A sustainable future for buses

Through the Towns Fund – with further funding from the Government’s Getting Building and Accelerated Fund schemes - we have constructed a new bus depot, utilising already acquired and council-owned land in the town centre.

The new depot, which has received planning permission and also received Cabinet approval for construction in September 2021, involves the relocation of Warrington's Own Buses Depot from its current site to a purpose-built new depot on Dallam Lane.

A connected project

This project forms an important part of our plans to bring major investment into the town’s bus service. It will also allow us to release land at the current bus depot site, which has the potential to deliver 600 new homes on Wilderspool Causeway, supporting the regeneration proposals for the Southern Gateway, as set out the Warrington Means Business strategy.

In addition, the new bus depot will have the capability to support an all-electric fleet of buses. By enabling the potential electrification of our buses, this project supports the key priorities of our Local Transport Plan (LTP4), and our climate emergency declaration, which aim to promote cleaner, greener and more sustainable travel.

As we move ahead with our plans for the potential electrification of our bus fleet, we will be engaging with residents, businesses, passengers and commuters, schools and colleges and other stakeholders to get everyone’s views and feedback.