Cronton Sixth Form College, Cronton Lane, Widnes, WA8 5WA
Cronton Sixth Form College is situated on the A5080 Cronton Lane between the village of Cronton and Farnworth.
FOR STUDENTS TRAVELLING ON HALTON TRANSPORT BUS NUMBERS 43, 14A/14C, 61/61A AND 62
- Diversion on service 43 and 61 on 30th and 31st October:
We have been informed that Halton Road in Runcorn will be closed for two days on the 30th and 31st October. This will mean that Services 43 and 61 will not be able to serve this road and will instead operate via the Daresbury Expressway. Any students from Halton Road will be able to pick up the 43 or the 62 from the Old Town end of Halton Road where the services come from Picton Avenue.
- Enhanced service 14A and 14C:
Services 14A and 14C are being enhanced to provide a combined 10 minute frequency between Hough Green, Widnes (Kingsway Campus), and direct to Castlefields, Murdishaw and Windmill Hill. This will provide a fast and frequent link between Widnes and Runcorn New Town.
- Changes to timetables on the 61/61A and NEW 61C Service:
Service 61 (Widnes – Farnworth – Huyton – Liverpool) and Service 61A (Runcorn – Widnes – Farnworth – Huyton) are being merged with the overlapping section removed; this will reduce the daytime frequency between Widnes and Huyton from every 15 to 30 minutes. Timings of journeys to and from Runcorn have been adjusted please see the Halton Transport website.
New 61C: Halton Transport have added an extra journey as a 61C from outside Cronton College at 16:20pm to Runcorn to enhance the afternoon service.
- Changes to timetable on the 62
There have been minor changes to the timetable of this service, please check the link below for an up to date timetable.
For updated timetables for these services please click here for the Halton Transport website: Halton Transport Bus Timetables.
FREE BUS TRAVEL*
At Cronton Sixth Form College we aim to ensure that your travel journey to college is a smooth one by providing you with:
- A FREE Halton Transport bus pass up to £540 per year for every student who lives more than 1.5 miles away from college which you can also use in the evenings and at weekends
- Extensive dedicated Halton Transport buses throughout the region
In partnership with Halton Transport, the college provides a number of college bus routes operating twice a day (at the beginning and the end of the college day) throughout the student catchment area.
Students can also use the free bus pass on a number of other Halton Transport routes to and from college. The free Halton bus pass can be used by students for travel on Halton Transport in the evenings and at weekends during term time.
Halton Transport buses: there are over 25 Halton Transport bus routes from Runcorn, Widnes, Knowsley, Huyton, Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington. Students may use their free Halton Transport bus pass on any of these services.
Arriva buses: Arriva are a national bus company that operate routes all over the north west of England. Arriva are offering a ‘Scholars’ bus pass which can be purchased online for £215 annually. This works out at just over £5 per week.
My Ticket daily bus pass: students can purchase a daily pass called a ‘My Ticket’ for £2.20 and use any bus with any provider all day across Halton, Merseyside and St Helens. This ticket needs to be purchased on the day on the bus.
The following bus timetables include both College buses and public transport buses. All of the buses included are eligible for a FREE bus pass – which is indicated on the timetable.
The admissions team will discuss transport with you at your interview. If you cannot find the right bus for you on this page, then call the Neighbourhood Travel Team who will be able to prepare a personalised travel plan for you to find us – 0800 1953 173.
You will be advised on how to apply for your bus pass at enrolment by the Student Services team.
2018/19 Bus Timetables:
Cronton Sixth Form College is a ten minute walk from Widnes Station on the Liverpool to Warrington line. (For further information on train times and fares please call the National Rail enquiry line on 08457 48 49 50.)
- Exit the M62 at junction 6
- At the roundabout join the A5080 towards Cronton
- Straight ahead at the traffic lights, you will find us on the right.
- Exit the M56 at junction 12 Take the A557 following signs for The Bridge
- Take the 2nd slip road signposted Widnes, follow signs for Riverside College Kingsway
- Continue up Kingsway until roundabout, take 1st exit and follow signs for Riverside College Cronton.
*Terms and conditions apply