It's simple to reach Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, in Runcorn, by train. Simply hop on a train to Runcorn station and then it's just a walk over the bridge to the attraction. Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is full of wonders for all to enjoy – you'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and with so much to look at, it's suitable for all ages. For more information about opening times, visit Catalyst Science Discovery Centre’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 19:30
Saturday 06:30 - 19:30
Sunday 08:45 - 19:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

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

Customer help pointsAvailable
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 nameStation Car Park Station Car Park 2
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains Virgin Trains
Car parking spaces179
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£225.00
Three Monthly£225.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces16
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
all platforms
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00


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.


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


Tea, coffee, soft drinks. 


Wi-Fi is available


Showers are not available

Departures and arrivals from Runcorn

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonAvanti West Coast06:211On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains06:271On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains06:312On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransport for Wales06:352On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast07:151On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool Lime StreetAvanti West Coast06:201On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains06:271On time
from CreweWest Midlands Trains06:302On time
from ChesterTransport for Wales06:352On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetWest Midlands Trains07:221On time

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