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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

Trains to Rochdale station

Rochdale train station is mainly served by Northern trains, which connect Leeds to Rochdale in 1h 10m, Manchester Victoria to Rochdale in 19m and Clitheroe to Rochdale in 1h 41m.

Need more information on how to get to Rochdale by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Rochdale.

Rochdale train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Rochdale station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Rochdale railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Rochdale.

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 parking

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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Frequently asked questions

Is Rochdale station open?

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.

Are trains running today from Rochdale station?

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.

Are there toilets at Rochdale station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Rochdale station.

Are dogs allowed 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.

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 ClitheroeNorthern08:224On time
to Wigan WallgateNorthern08:373On time
to LeedsNorthern08:441Late
to ChesterNorthern08:483On time
to LeedsNorthern08:501On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ClitheroeNorthern08:29On time
from LeedsNorthern08:373On time
from ChesterNorthern08:431Late
from LeedsNorthern08:473On time
from Wigan North WesternNorthern08:491On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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