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26.09.12

Crewe station to get £6m revamp

A £6m revamp of Crewe station is due to start before Christmas, increasing access and pick-up and drop-off facilities.

Cheshire East Council has appointed developer Mansell to do the work, which is expected to be completed within 14 months.

The first phase of the work will include a surface-level car park with 240 spaces and 11 disabled bays, new pedestrian access from Weston Road, improved taxi facilities, a new area to pick up friends and family and a refurbishment of the existing subway to platforms.

The funding was secured from Network Rail’s £100m Station Commercial Project facility.

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

“There is still a lot of hard work to be done – and we will not be complacent – but winning funding and now starting this work is a massive vote of confidence in the station, the town and wider regeneration scheme.

“A revitalised rail hub is critical to boosting the town’s economy and its attractiveness to businesses and visitors.

“We will be having discussions with rail franchise holders First Group on how we can work towards realising our ambitions for phase two of the project.”

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