Rochdale Interchange is a modern, attractive bus and coach station in the Rochdale town centre. It opened in 2013, replacing the town’s 1970s station.
The bright interior is more reminiscent of an airport than a bus station. Facilities include a coffee shop, travel shop, and public toilets. Electronic departure boards provide real-time travel information. It is partially powered by a hydroelectric turbine sited in the adjacent River Roch.
There are around twenty bus stands. Each has a door that automatically opens when the bus arrives. Buses from Rochdale Interchange go to destinations such as Accrington, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, and Rawtenstall.
Rochdale Town Centre Metrolink Station is just across the road.
Rochdale Interchange is situated on Smith Street (postcode OL16 1TU), just south of the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre.
The interchange was built as part of a wider multi-million pound scheme to redevelop Rochdale town centre. Another component of the development is Number One Riverside. This striking, award-winning building lies on the other side of the River Roch and is home to Rochdale Central Library and the offices of Rochdale Borough Council.