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.
|Saturday||06:10 - 20:45|
|Sunday||09:00 - 19:40|
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday||06:10 - 20:00|
|Friday||06:10 - 20:45|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Carpark name||Hare Street|
|Cycle storage spaces||16|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
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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.
Rochdale train station has one car park, which is right outside the main entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.
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Rochdale station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Rochdale station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Rochdale.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Rochdale station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Rochdale station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.