Crewe railway station

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Platforms 5 and 6 at Crewe.
General information
Location Crewe, Cheshire East
Coordinates 53°05′20″N2°25′59″W / 53.089°N 2.433°W / 53.089; -2.433 Coordinates: 53°05′20″N2°25′59″W / 53.089°N 2.433°W / 53.089; -2.433
Grid reference SJ710547
Managed by Avanti West Coast
Other information
Station codeCRE
Classification DfT category B
Key dates
4 July 1837Opened
1903-1907Platforms lengthened
2017/18Increase2.svg 3.147 million
 Interchange Increase2.svg 1.551 million
Rail network in the Crewe area
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West Coast Main Line
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Coal Yard Junction
Crewe Works
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North Wales Coast Line
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Crewe–Manchester line
Crewe Electric Depot
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Crewe North Junction
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Salop Goods Junction
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Crewe Diesel Depot
Welsh Marches line
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Crewe South Junction
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Crewe–Derby line
South Yard
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Crewe Carriage Sheds
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Basford Hall Yard
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Basford Hall Junction
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West Coast Main Line

Current services

During the day, there are 16 trains passing through every hour (with additional less frequent services). As a summary, in trains per hour (tph):

Avanti West Coast [28]

London Northwestern Railway [29]

Northern [30]

Transport for Wales [31]

East Midlands Railway [32]

Caledonian Sleeper [33]

CrossCountry also operate 1 train per day between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth—most of these trains instead go via Macclesfield.

Preceding station  National Rail logo.svg National Rail  Following station
Transport for Wales
Transport for Wales
Terminus Northern
Terminus East Midlands Railway
Crewe–Newark Castle
London Northwestern Railway
London Northwestern Railway
Terminus London Northwestern Railway
Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast
WCML Manchester–Crewe–London
Avanti West Coast
WCML Liverpool–London
Avanti West Coast
WCML Edinburgh/Glasgow/Blackpool–Birmingham–London
Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Sleeper
Northbound only
  Historical railways  
Line open, station closed
  London & North Western Railway
Chester and Crewe Railway
Minshull Vernon
Line open, station closed
  London & North Western Railway
Grand Junction Railway
Line open, station closed
Terminus  London & North Western Railway
Shrewsbury and Crewe Railway
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Nantwich and Market Drayton Railway
Terminus  North Staffordshire Railway
Crewe to Derby line
  Radway Green and Barthomley
Line open, station closed
 Future services 
Manchester Airport High Speed  TBA
High Speed 2
  Birmingham Interchange
or Birmingham Curzon Street
Warrington Bank Quay  TBA
Northern Powerhouse Rail-High Speed 2 Link
  Birmingham Curzon Street
or Birmingham Interchange

Platform Use

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