Thornton Science Park
Cheshire, CH2 4NU

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Runcorn East

  • FOUNDED 1983
  • MANAGED BY Transport for Wales

Runcorn, situated on the southern bank of the River Mersey is an industrial town and cargo port in Cheshire. The town is served by two railway stations, Runcorn – located in old town sits on the West Coast Main Line and Runcorn East District, managed by Transport for Wales.

Station information

Runcorn East Station was opened by British Rail in 1983. It currently sits under the care of the North Cheshire Rail Users group, a community group of volunteers who work to ensure a safe, and clean environment for everyone who uses the station.

Serving the Eastern suburbs of Runcorn, the station offers train to Warrington and Manchester and frequent services to Chester and North Wales. Additionally, it’s easy to get to Runcorn Old Town via the Halton Transport bus services or you can hop on an Arriva bus to the main Runcorn Station for services connecting you to London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Crewe and Liverpool. Alternatively, you can connect to the West Coast Main Line via Warrington Bank Quay, which is a next stop after Runcorn East.

The station ticket office is open Mon-Fri 07.00 to 12.00 and Saturday’s from 08.00 to 13.15. The station has limited parking, and ticket vending machines are available should you need them. Find out more

Visiting Runcorn East

Take a unique journey on the charming Halton Miniature Railway through Runcorn Town Park. Opened in 1979, the railway is lovingly run by volunteers and features a 1-mile ride through the park. Find out more

Visit Norton Priory Gardens and Museum. The priory is the most excavated monastic site in Europe, boasting ruins of an Abbey, 12th century undercroft and an 18th century Walled Garden. The museum features artefacts from 900 years of history and the gardens are a tranquil mix of woodland and wildflowers. Find out more

Make some time to see the beautiful Lewis Carroll Centre at All Saints Church. Created to celebrate the life and works of the famous author, the centre features interactive displays and a beautiful Alice in Wonderland themed stained-glass window. Find out more