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Crewe
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Platform 5 at Crewe
Location
Place Crewe
Local authority Cheshire East
Operations
Station code CRE
Managed by Avanti West Coast
Platforms in use 12
Live arrivals/departures and station information from National Rail
History
Key dates Opened July 1837 (July 1837)
National Rail - UK railway stations
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Crewe railway station is a railway station in the town of Crewe in Cheshire, England. It opened in 1837 and is one of the most significant train stations in the world. It has twelve platforms and a modern passenger entrance containing a bookshop and ticket office. It is a major junction on the West Coast Main Line and acts as a rail gateway for North West England. It is a Grade II listed building.

The station is managed by Avanti West Coast, who also provide the majority of trains that stop there. Northern Trains, East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Trains and Transport for Wales also provide regular trains from the station. CrossCountry provide one early morning train a day.

Crewe's location was chosen after fellow Cheshire towns Winsford and Nantwich had rejected a proposal for the station to be built there.

As a result of the station's significance, the town of Crewe is now famous for its railways and railway infrastructure. The town's football club, Crewe Alexandra, are nicknamed "The Railwaymen" in reference.

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