Runcorn East railway station
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 3 October 1983|
|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 East from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
Arriva began looking into the possibility of installing scrolling information screens on the platforms, with train running information in 2008. An initial site survey was carried out on 30 May 2008 with a follow up on 20 September 2008. A third site survey was carried out in 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 - these are now completed and operational (as of May 2011).
Runcorn East is served by the hourly Arriva Trains Wales service to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay. Arriva Trains Wales are running some evening peak trains to Manchester Airport in the present (Dec 2014 - May 2015) timetable. 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
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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|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|