The first phase is underway in a huge project which will transform the centre of Runcorn.
Liverpool City Region financing means the town can capitalise on its station’s position as a key regional transport hub by opening it up to, and integrating it with, regeneration plans for the town centre.
The Runcorn Station Quarter already has a new roundabout giving easy access from the old Silver Jubilee Bridge and new Mersey Gateway Bridge, and improving links with the town.
Wesley Rourke of Halton Borough Council said: ‘’The City Region has been instrumental – not only in financing the development but also making sure it is firmly on the map.
‘’The next phase will be a plaza which opens up the station even more and makes it a much more people-friendly place for people to spend a little more time in Runcorn.’’
Mr Rourke said he thought the City Region had all the ingredients for further inward investment in the future.