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Crewe railway station

Crewe railway station
A Central Trains Class 170 at Platform 2 at the southern end of the station
Station information
Local authorityCheshire East
Station information
Station codeCRE
Managed byVirgin Trains
Platforms in use12
4 July 1837Opened

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Crewe railway station was completed in 1837 and is one of the most historic railway stations in the world. Built in fields near to Crewe Hall, it originally served the village of Crewe with a population (c. 1831) of just 70 residents. Crewe was chosen after Winsford, seven miles to the north, had rejected an earlier proposal, as had local landowners in neighbouring Nantwich, four miles away.

Nowadays, as well as serving the town of Crewe that has grown near it, it still operates as a major junction on the West Coast Main Line (WCML). It also serves as a major rail gateway for the North West. On the WCML, Crewe is located 158 miles north of London Euston, and 243 miles south of Glasgow Central.

In April 2006, Network Rail organised its maintenance and train control operations into 26 "Routes". The main line through Crewe forms part of Route 18 (The West Coast Main Line). The line from Shrewsbury and South Wales to the junction south of Crewe station is Route 14 (South and Central Wales and Borders). The North Wales Coast Line to Chester and North Wales is Route 22 (North Wales and Borders) and the Crewe to Manchester Line forms a part of Route 20 (North West Urban). The Crewe to Derby Line is electrified between Crewe, Kidsgrove and Stoke-on-Trent to enable it to serve as a diversionary route and therefore forms a part of Route 18.

Crewe currently has 12 platforms in regular use. There is a modern passenger entrance containing a bookshop and ticket office. Passengers access the platforms via a footbridge, stairs and lifts. The platforms have buildings dating from the 19th century containing two more bookshops, bars, buffets and waiting rooms. The last major expenditure on the station was in 1985, when the entire track layout was remodelled and the station facilities updated during a three-month period when few trains called at the station.

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Massive £30m Crewe Green Link Road to unlock £250m investment after ... - Crewe Chronicle Tweet this news
Crewe Chronicle--HOT on the heels of a £6m deal to drag -Crewe's- ailing -Railway Station- into the 21st Century, massive plans to build the £30m -Crewe- Green Link Road have been given the green light. In what has been hailed an 'absolutely f - Date : Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:18:44 GMT
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ic CheshireOnline--The rider of the white bike, a 31-year-old man from Nantwich, had been cycling along Nantwich Road from in the general direction of the -railway station-. The cyclist passed Tesco Express and was cycling, in the cycle lane, on the incli - Date : Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:30:00 GMT
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The Press--"I'll never forget a packed Majestic cheering when Kelly Johnson drove his Mini through the -railway station- subway in Goodbye Pork Pie. 'He's not acting,' yelled someone when Bruno Lawrence rolled a joint in the s - Date : Tue, 31 May 2011 19:30:20 GMT+00:00
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Times Series--Originally designed to run from Euston to Glasgow via -Crewe-, the train was built by the London Midland and Scottish -Railway- and is known as 'Lizzie'. It will be hauling the Cathedrals Express on the same route that Top Gear&apo - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:31:05 GMT+00:00
Hay Festival 2011: how to get to there, where to eat and where to stay - Tweet this news Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport, Wilmslow, -Crewe-, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ludlow and Leominster. * From North Wales, Chester, Wrexham and Gobowen (Oswestry). * From Birmingham New Street, Bromsgrove, Worcester Fo - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 06:06:40 GMT+00:00
Cable gang jailed for railway thefts - Eastwood Advertiser (press release) Tweet this news
Eastwood Advertiser (press release)--The gang were responsible for a huge number of crimes across the country including Nuneaton, Rugby, Coventry, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Stockport and -Crewe-. They also targeted local stations at Nottingham, Derby, Alfreto - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 11:13:54 GMT+00:00
Gang jailed for 32 years for stealing cable from railways - This is Nottingham Tweet this news
This is Nottingham--The damage they caused also cost Network -Rail- around £100000 in repairs. They targeted areas all over the country including Nottingham, Leeds, -Crewe- and Milton Keynes, over 18 months. The thieves - who are responsible for trains b - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:14:24 GMT+00:00
Window on history of the town 100 years ago - Uttoxeter Advertiser Tweet this news
Uttoxeter Advertiser---...- bread makers and blacksmiths as well as his father working on the -railway-. “My father, as Uttoxeter stationmaster, would travel from Bridge Street -station- by the -Crewe- to Derby train to the junction, and there he would - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:25:10 GMT+00:00
Blythe Bridge rail anger over parking charge plan - StaffsLive Tweet this news
StaffsLive--By Matt Forrester: Angry -rail- passengers have hit out at plans by East Midlands Trains for parking charges at Blythe Bridge -station-. The -station-, which operates on the busy Derby to -Crewe- line, is used by hundreds of commuters travelli - Date : Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:48:29 GMT+00:00
A second express service - WalesOnline Tweet this news
WalesOnline--He said for the second express service to be able to call at Wrexham General -Station- he had asked Arriva Trains Wales to reroute the 07:15 Holyhead-Birmingham International service via -Crewe- instead of Wrexham. “It would otherwise not b - Date : Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:09:08 GMT+00:00

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