From 10 January the building will be closed as the redevelopment gets underway, however the station, which sees over 110,000 passengers a year, will remain open throughout. Passengers who need tickets can purchase them online or via the Northern app. Alternative nearby ticket offices are available at Newton for Hyde and Broadbottom.
Once completed, the redevelopment will provide a fit for purpose ticket office for train passengers in Hattersley. This will also support the increasing use of the station as Hattersley and the wider surrounding area continues to grow. An increase in the use of Hattersley station will support the Tameside Environmental & Climate Change Strategy (2021) by enabling a shift to more sustainable modes of transport.
The new ticket office will house a waiting area, passenger toilet, working spaces and seating for passengers.
The number of car parking spaces available at the station will be reduced during the period of the works but the cycle parking facilities at the station will not be affected. Additionally, the Amazon Locker will be removed during the rebuild and will return once the new ticket office is completed.
The rebuilt ticket office is scheduled to reopen for passengers towards the end of April 2022.
Tameside Council received £750,000 funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, through the Manchester Growth and Reform Plan Transport Strategy and Investment Plan, to provide an improved ticket office at Hattersley train station. This project is being delivered by the council, which has contracted Vextrix to complete the rebuild, with TMT Group as principal contractor.