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Trains to Runcorn

Until the Industrial Revolution, Runcorn was a small, rural town. By the end of the 18th century its position on the River Mersey and Runcorn canal was bringing revenue flooding in from import and export business, shipbuilding and engineering. Rail arrived in 1869, along with the Runcorn Railway Bridge crossing the Mersey a short distance down the line - with fast, direct contact with Liverpool and the rest of the country, the town's industrial development redoubled. The 20th century saw a shift towards chemicals and leather tanning, and the former remains pivotal to the town's economy today. The station itself lies on the Liverpool branch of the West Coast Main Line with hourly services to Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston. The station is a short walk from the picturesque canal and town centre, and Runcorn attractions include the Runcorn Bridge, the largest steel arch bridge in Europe; the Brindley arts centre; and The Halton Lea Shopping Centre.

Station details & facilities

Runcorn station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the concourse, which has both ticket desks and machines, and onto platform 1 (towards Birmingham and London). There is direct access to platform 2 (towards Liverpool) from an alternative entrance on Holloway Road, and there's also a bridge between the two platforms with lifts for step-free access. Bike racks and public toilets, including easy-access facilities, are on platform 1.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:45 - 19:30
    Saturday 06:30 - 19:30
    Sunday 08:45 - 19:30

Luggage

  • Lost Property available :

Facilities

  • First Class Lounge description :

    Located

    Platform 1 - Access available from the station

    Tickets Accepted

    Virgin Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.

    Facilities

    Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.

    Refreshments

    Tea, coffee, soft drinks. 

    Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi is available

    Showers

    Showers are not available

  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff for any customer information enquiry.

  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Baby change :

WiFi

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 23:45
    Saturday 05:15 - 22:30
    Sunday 08:15 - 23:45
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 23:45
    Saturday 05:15 - 22:30
    Sunday 08:15 - 23:45
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park Station Car Park 2
  • Carpark operator : Virgin Trains Virgin Trains
  • Car parking spaces : 179
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£780.00
    Daily£8.50
    Monthly£80.00
    Off-peak£4.00
    Three Monthly£225.00
    Annual£780.00
    Daily£8.50
    Monthly£80.00
    Off-peak£4.00
    Three Monthly£225.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 16
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : all platforms

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    lifts to platforms

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Runcorn

Address

Shaw Street, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 5UB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 19:30
Saturday 06:30 - 19:30
Sunday 08:45 - 19:30
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