Runcorn East railway station
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 3 October 1983|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Runcorn East from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Halton Transport bus services operate from the station to Runcorn Old Town via Halton Lea and to Widnes. The station is also connected via Arriva bus service to the main Runcorn railway station (operated by Virgin Trains), which has train service to London, Birmingham, Crewe and Liverpool via the West Coast Main Line.
The station, which opened on 3 October 1983, is situated a short distance from the site of the former Norton station (closed by the British Transport Commission in 1952) and the nearby signal box still bears this name.
The station was formally adopted by the North Cheshire Rail Users group on 16 May 2008, under the Arriva Trains Wales Adopt a Station Initiative.
Services and station information
Runcorn East is served by the hourly Arriva Trains Wales service to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay. Arriva Trains Wales are currently running some evening peak trains to Manchester Airport. They hope that in the near future that all Manchester bound services will terminate there. In the other direction services run to Chester, with most trains continuing along the North Wales Coast Line to Llandudno. The 1 mile 125 yard long Sutton tunnel is just west of the station. There are also two services daily (one in the morning, and one in the evening) to Warrington Bank Quay from Ellesmere Port, operated by Northern Rail.
The station is currently staffed from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7:00 am and 12:00 pm.
Arriva is currently looking into the possibility of installing scrolling information screens on the platforms, with train running information. (A site survey was carried out on 30 May 2008. A second site survey was carried out on 20 September 2008. A third site survey was carried out on 1h January 2010; this also included a PA system being installed, looking at improving CCTV coverage over the station and improvements for disabled access to the station. On 17 January 2011 site work started on the installation of information screens on both platforms - now completed and operational.)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Warrington Bank Quay||Arriva Trains Wales
Chester to Manchester Line
|Warrington Bank Quay||Northern Rail
Ellesmere Port to Warrington Line
|Halton||Birkenhead Joint Railway||Norton|