Subway Re-opens


Brian Haworth

Updated: 09/08/2015





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:










Miall Street Entrance

featurung an LYR-style Name Board












Gallery of Historical Photos

located at the newly re-opened Miall Street Entrance










View towards the Miall Street Entrance










Looking towards the Main Station Entrance




















































Bay Platform at Rochdale
























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