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If ever there was a town that owed its existence to the railway, it’s Crewe. In the late 1830s, the Grand Junction Railway company chose the location to establish its main engineering works and opened the railway station at the junction of several lines in 1837. The town itself was not planned out until 1843 when it was needed to accommodate the growing number of workers serving the increasingly busy works and station. So, it is said, the town was named after the station and not the other way around. Today Crewe station is one of the largest stations in the northwest and a major interchange on the West Coast Main Line, where six routes converge. It has 12 platforms, and during the day around 23 trains pass through every hour, many connecting directly to major cities across England, Wales and Scotland.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 20:30
Saturday 05:30 - 20:30
Sunday 08:10 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff with any customer information enquiry. 

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark namePedley Street Weston Road opposite B&Q
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains Virgin Trains
Car parking spaces777
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£325.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces185
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
all platforms
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycle storage is only available on Platforms 5, 6 & 11</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 19:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 18:00


On the concourse above platform 5.

To enter the First Class lounge, just show your valid Virgin Trains ticket (either Virgin Business, First Anytime or Advance First ticket) that's for travel along the West Coast Main Line.

Access to all 12 platforms at Crewe station is through the ticket hall and down either stairs or lifts. There is an additional pedestrian bridge at the far end of the platforms, which provides step access only. You’ll find cafes and newsagents in the ticket hall and on platforms 5 and 6. Immediately outside the entrance is a taxi rank, drop-off point and some accessible parking spaces. Cycle racks are available on platforms 5, 6, 11 and 12.

Departures and arrivals from Crewe

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Crewe station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Milford HavenTransport for Wales04:5012On time
to Birmingham New StreetTransport for Wales05:016On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast05:365On time
to BournemouthCrossCountry05:465On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains05:477On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from InvernessCaledonian Sleeper05:285On time
from Fort WilliamCaledonian Sleeper05:285On time
from AberdeenCaledonian Sleeper05:285On time
from Manchester PiccadillyAvanti West Coast05:345On time
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry05:435On time
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