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Trains to Rochdale

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • 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


  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 222 0125


  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards


  • CCTV :


  • Toilets available :



  • Carpark name : Hare Street
  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 16
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : on platform


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
Trains to Rochdale


Station Road, ROCHDALE, Lancashire, OL11 1DR
Ticket Office 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

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