Runcorn railway station
Runcorn railway station is in the town of Runcorn in Cheshire, north-west England. The station lies on the Liverpool branch of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Liverpool South Parkway and is managed by Virgin Trains.
|Local authority||Borough of Halton|
|Managed by||Virgin Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 April 1869|
|Original company||London and North Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 April 1869||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Runcorn from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station is located a short distance south of the Runcorn Railway Bridge over the River Mersey on a section of line opened by the London and North Western Railway to create a more direct route between Liverpool and Crewe. The station opened on 1 April 1869.
The station has a shop and snack bar in the ticket hall. Lifts are available (integrated into the footbridge) to allow passengers to cross between the platforms. A car park (charges apply) and taxi rank are also available, and bus stops for services to other parts of Runcorn and also to Widnes.
For customers travelling with first class tickets and passes, a designated first class lounge is provided, along with standard waiting shelters. There are customer help points, digital information screens and automated train announcements available to give train running information.
The station normally has a staffed ticket office (open daily from start of service until 19:30). In addition, self-service ticket vending machines are available, allowing passengers to purchase tickets or collect pre-booked tickets (e.g. through a train operator's website or telesales centre).
There is an hourly service between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston operated by Virgin Trains, and two services per hour between Liverpool, Crewe and Birmingham New Street operated by West Midlands Trains under the London Northwestern brand. Transport for Wales also runs an hourly service between Liverpool Lime Street and Chester using the Halton Curve.
Services are less frequent in the evenings and on Sundays.
Virgin Pendolinos wait at the station
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Liverpool South Parkway||London Northwestern Railway
|Liverpool Lime Street||Virgin Trains
WCML Liverpool Branch
|Liverpool South Parkway||Transport for Wales