Crewe station

Crewe station upgrade to begin before year end

Cheshire East Council has appointed contractor Mansell to carry out a £6m 18-month overhaul of Crewe station.

There will be a new surface-level car park with 240 spaces and 11 disabled bays; new pedestrian access from Weston Road; improved facilities for taxis; a new area for people to pick up and drop off; refurbishment of the existing subway to platforms; a new area for servicing vehicles to access the station; and a new commercial development site to provide a business opportunity next to the station.

The existing customer entrance on Nantwich Road will remain open during the work and the taxi rank will operate as normal.

The work will create dual access to the station at the upper and lower levels.

The scheme is a part of the council's All Change for Crewe plan to help unlock Crewe's potential as an economic centre by 2030.

Funding for the station improvements came from Cheshire East Council, Network Rail and Department for Transport.

The work is due to start before Christmas and be completed within 14 months.

Cllr Jamie Macrae, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member in charge of prosperity and economic regeneration, said: "This is great news for Crewe and for Cheshire East. This work is a keystone of long-term regeneration to enhance the attractiveness of Crewe as a place to live, work and do business."

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