Runcorn East railway station

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Runcorn East National Rail
Runcorn East
Location
Place Runcorn
Local authority Halton
Grid reference SJ557814
Operations
Station code RUE
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  108,782
2005/06 Decrease 108,232
2006/07 Increase 108,787
2007/08 Increase 119,937
2008/09 Increase 121,492
2009/10 Increase 136,230
2010/11 Increase 147,634
2011/12 Increase 152,816
2012/13 Increase 154,968
History
Key dates Opened 3 October 1983 (3 October 1983)
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* 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.
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Runcorn East railway station serves the eastern suburbs of Runcorn in Cheshire, England, and offers trains to Warrington and Manchester and to Chester and North Wales.

History[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

Arriva is currently[when?] 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.)

Services[edit]

Runcorn East is served by the hourly Arriva Trains Wales service to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay. Arriva Trains Wales are currently[when?] 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.

Public transport interchange[edit]

Halton Transport bus services operate from the station to Runcorn Old Town via Halton Lea and to Widnes. The station is also connected by an Arriva bus service to the main Runcorn railway station (operated by Virgin Trains), which has services to London, Birmingham, Crewe and Liverpool via the West Coast Main Line.

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Warrington Bank Quay   Arriva Trains Wales
Chester to Manchester Line
  Frodsham
Warrington Bank Quay   Northern Rail
Ellesmere Port to Warrington Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Frodsham
Historical railways
Halton   Birkenhead Joint Railway   Norton

Coordinates: 53°19′37″N 2°39′54″W / 53.327°N 2.665°W / 53.327; -2.665