Councillors back three new stations near Rochdale

A motion calling for three new railways stations to be investigated has been passed by Rochdale Borough Council. The council will write to Transport for Greater Manchester and Rochdale Stations Alliance to support an investigation.

The three stations would be located at:

  • Belfield – where A644 / Albert Royds Street crosses the railway line north east of Rochdale station
  • Heywood – near to where the ELR station is located
  • Slattocks – between Mills Hill and Castleton

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Motion 4


Three new train stations in the Borough

Moved by Councillor Blundell, Seconded by Councillor O’Rourke

The council notes that many parts of our borough do not have good connections to the rail network. The council further notes that travel by rail is cleaner, cheaper, and faster than other methods of public transport. Therefore, council resolves that the Chief Executive to write to Transport for Greater Manchester and the Rochdale Stations Alliance asking for an investigation into creating three new stations at:

1) Belfield – crossroads with Albert Royds Street

2) Heywood Station – near to the ELR station and not in a way that interferes with the work of ELR

3) Slattocks.

Rochdale Borough Council, Council Meeting, 6 April 2022

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