Transport Interchange & River Roch hydro power scheme


Watch the fly-through video of the new development:

Rochdale’s £11.5m Transport Interchange opened its doors to the public on Sunday 17th November 2013.

The new Interchange replaced the outdated bus station in the town centre providing a safe, comfortable environment for catching buses along electronic passenger information displays, newsagents and toilets. Located next to the town centre Metrolink stop, it will also make it much easier for people to transfer between services. 

It is the first Interchange in Europe to run partly on hydro-electric power thanks to an innovative scheme to harness the power of the River Roch.

A hydro-electric turbine has been installed which converts energy from the river as it flows rapidly through a weir. The weight of the water turns the screw-shaped turbine generating electricity. 

Pupils from three local schools (Heybrook and Broadfield Primary Schools and Wardle High School) have also created colourful prose-text artwork which will grace the glazed walls of the interchange.

For more information visit the TfGM website
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