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When Rochdale station opened in 1842, it only consisted of one small booking office, and passengers boarded the train on ground level without the aid of a platform. The town soon outgrew this primitive station and a new station was opened in 1889 built of Yorkshire stone. A new booking office, frontage and entrance were added in 1979. In order to capitalize on development, the station was built a short distance to the south of the town but since 2013 the adjoining Metrolink tramline provides transport to Rochdale town centre. Revered as the home of the Co-operative Movement, Rochdale has a fascinating history, which looks to continue as the town centre undergoes a multi-million pound regeneration programme. Visitors should make a beeline for the beautiful 19th century Town Hall and Touchstones Museum. The Feel Good Festival, a free outdoor music festival, takes place in the heart of town in early September.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday 06:10 - 20:45
Sunday 09:00 - 19:40
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:10 - 20:00
Friday 06:10 - 20:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameHare Street
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces16
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on platform
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Rochdale station has a subway entrance, with stairs and a lift leading up to the first-floor concourse and ticket office. It’s an easy station to navigate – the most commonly used platforms are 1 (towards Leeds and Blackburn) and 3 (towards Manchester), and they’re either side of the same island, with the ticket office in the middle. Platform 2, a rarely used bay, is behind a second building adjacent to the ticket office.

Departures and arrivals from Rochdale

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rochdale station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeedsNorthern06:071Scheduled
to BlackburnNorthern06:141Scheduled
to Wigan WallgateNorthern06:373Scheduled
to ChesterNorthern06:503On time
to LeedsNorthern06:511Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:071Scheduled
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:131Scheduled
from LeedsNorthern06:373Scheduled
from LeedsNorthern06:493On time
from Wigan North WesternNorthern06:501Scheduled
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