RUNCORN is among five train stations in the north west to have been nominated in this year’s World Cup of Stations.

The competition, running this week, aims to showcase community rail and the benefits railways bring to residents, the environment and the local economy. 

Runcorn station has been nominated as a local art group supporting adults with mental health has erected a powerful art installation.

The other four north west stations nominated are Goostrey, Birkdale, Hindley and Lancaster.

More than 100 nominations were whittled down to 48 by TV presenter Tim Dunn in the competition that was last held in 2019.

They now face each other in a series of mini-battles to be crowned World Cup of Stations champion 2023. 

People can vote for their favourite north west station today on Twitter through #WorldCupofStations or @RailDeliveryGrp

Jacqueline Starr, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, said: “Day in, day out stations up and down the country are proving to be at the very heart of the communities.

“This year, during Community Rail Week, we want to shine a light on the very best stations in England, Scotland and Wales, which includes Runcorn.

“All of the stations are making a positive impact on their local community, whether that is supporting local businesses, being used for a social space or making the local environment better by being more sustainable.

“Whatever they are doing to make a difference, we want to celebrate.”