ROCHDALE STATION SUBWAY RE-OPENS
Rochdale's long-lost Station Subway
was finally brought back into service on Friday 10th July 2015.
It had been closed in 1979, and fell into disrepair.
Nature took over with rubbish and debris filling the once busy subway.
As part of the refurbishment
new York Flagstones have been installed,
original brickwork and tiling restored
and new strip lighting erected.
Black railings have been installed to block access to the old platforms.
The ornate bridge steelwork has been cleaned
painted to a high standard
and pictures of how the station used to look adorn the subway walls
finishing off what looks to be a fine piece of restoration.
The restored Miall Street Entrance boasts an LYR-style Name Board.
the ornate iron gates being closed each evening
once the last train has departed.
Congratulations are due to our friends at STORM
who have long campaigned for the subway to be reopened.
The pictures below show various aspects
of the newly restored subway: