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Runcorn is a town in Cheshire, England on the south side of the River Mersey. It is a port on the Manchester Ship Canal.

Ineos manufacture chemicals in the town. The sites were previously owned by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries).

Halton Castle (ruined) is the town’s most significant landmark.

The parliamentary constituency is Halton and is currently occupied by the MP Derek Twigg.

The Runcorn-Widnes bridge (A533) is the lowest road bridge crossing on the River Mersey and is free to cross. The Mersey Road tunnels (further down river) are toll crossings.

Runcorn railway station is on a spur of the West Coast Main Line from Liverpool to London. Runcorn East railway station is on the line from Chester to Manchester.

Runcorn Linnets Football Club (soccer) play in a semi-professional regional league.

Its population is 61,000 (2001).