Full steam ahead: Major transformation planned for Rochdale railway station site

Moves to transform the area around Rochdale train station are on track, with plans being developed to create thousands of new homes as part of a major regeneration of the site.
Work’s already underway on the project, which aims to transform brownfield sites around key transport hubs and bring forward thousands of new homes. Feasibility studies and masterplanning are already being carried out and firm proposals are set to be unveiled in early 2020. The work’s being delivered by the council in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Station Alliance, a new partnership between Network Rail, Northern Rail, Transport for Greater Manchester, LCR and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The Alliance is working in partnership with local councils to spearhead regeneration opportunities around rail stations. Rochdale will be the first Greater Manchester borough to benefit from the new partnership, with plans for Castleton set to be unveiled soon.


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