Front entrance of Rochdale railway station closed for seven days from Monday

Date published: 15 October 2021

The front entrance of Rochdale railway station will be closed for maintenance work for seven days from Monday (18 October).

Passengers are asked to acccess the station via the rear entrance on Miall Street, which can be accessed via Milkstone Road or Lincoln Street.

Those travelling using both the Metrolink service and railway should allow extra time to walk around the station.

The update has been posted on operator Northern’s website.

Additionally, essential upgrades are taking place on the line between 23 and 31 October.

Network Rail is replacing track through the 180-year-old Summit Tunnel on the Calder Valley line for nine days as part of a £2m Great North Rail Project investment.

More than 3km of track across both railway lines will be replaced inside the 2.6-kilometre-long tunnel, built between 1838 and 1841 as part of the Manchester and Leeds railway.

The essential work will take nine days to complete and requires the full closure of the tracks.

This means that between Saturday 23 and Sunday 31 October rail replacement buses will be in operation to keep passengers on the move between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge.

At weekends buses will also replace trains between Manchester and Rochdale as well as between Hebden Bridge, Burnley Manchester Road and Accrington stations.

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