Atherton was for many years a major mining and cotton mill town, with both businesses employing a large proportion of the local population. Needless to say, this isnít the case anymore. Modern Atherton is a popular commuter location for people working in Bolton, Wigan and Manchester and benefits from good rail and road links Ė it has its own railway station, is adjacent to the M61 and close to the M6.
The town is large enough to need its own van rental companies. This service is provided by several local branches and further choice is available in nearby Bolton and Wigan. Expect the following types of hire van to be available: