Travelling around Runcorn
Runcorn is an industrial town located in Cheshire in the north-west of England. Its location on the banks of the River Mersey – directly across from Widnes, 8 miles from Warrington and 16 miles from Liverpool – has helped to fuel the town’s growth over the decades, particularly during the Industrial Revolution.
It was during this time that Runcorn transformed from being a small village into a major port. The area’s post-industrial decline was halted in the 1970s when Runcorn was designated an overspill New Town for Liverpool. As a result of this, it offers you the chance to sample the warm ‘scouse’ welcome and sense of humour without having to brave the hustle and bustle of Liverpool itself.
There are two railway stations in Runcorn and its road links benefit from how close the M56, the M6 and the M62 run to the town. Arriva buses run around the local area and further afield to Liverpool, Warrington and Chester.