The new machinery will be fully installed by the middle of November, following hot on the heels of a similar installations at Salford, Wigan, Manchester Victoria and Bolton.
The automatic gatelines are designed to give customers a more secure and seamless experience when travelling through the station concourse. They also help reduce the number of customers travelling without a ticket and discourage anti-social behaviour.
The ticket gates are part of a £1 billion investment to transform and modernise Northern, helping improve security and encouraging all its customers to hold a valid ticket before they board trains
Liam Sumpter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “Automatic gatelines are an integral part of our ongoing modernisation programme that will transform stations across the Northern network.
“We have already introduced the gates at a number of stations across Greater Manchester, and wanted to continue our investment in the region by adding Rochdale to that list.”
Liam added: “Ticket gates provide added safety and security be ensuring those at platforms are genuine rail travellers, they also streamline ticket checks meaning Northern customers are able to move through stations more quickly and efficiently. They also help reduce the number of customers travelling without a ticket and discourage anti-social behaviour.”