Manchester: New Metrolink line to Rochdale’s town centre opens

The latest extension of the Greater Manchester Metrolink opened to passengers on Monday 31 March from Rochdale Railway Station to Rochdale town centre.

The opening of the new line goes hand-in-hand with a multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre that will completely re-shape the Rochdale skyline.

The new town centre tram stop is directly opposite Number One Riverside – Rochdale’s iconic new library, customer service centre and council offices – and will provide excellent transport links to job and leisure opportunities.

Councillor Andrew Fender Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, said: “Rochdale town centre is a fantastic new destination for Metrolink passengers and the latest piece in the expansion of the network.

“This new line takes people right into the heart of the town centre at a time when really exciting changes are being made. Metrolink is going hand in hand with the transformation of the area and it’s a great thing to be part of.”

The town centre line will bring the size of the current Metrolink network to 48.5 miles (78km), serving 77 stops.