The Town Council welcomed the government announcement saying that the new HS2 station will be built in Crewe. Cllr Simon Yates, Crewe Town Council Leader said ‘This is simply the best news possible for Crewe and it fires the starting gun for a new industrial revolution in Crewe. This isn’t once in a generation stuff this is genuinely a once in a century moment for the town. For a period Crewe will be the end of the line, linking all points north, east, south and west to the rail network. Quite literally Crewe will be the Northern gateway.
This will attract a huge amount of attention to Crewe, bring jobs and aid the redevelopment of the town and the whole of south Cheshire. This announcement is not however the end. It is the beginning. There is much that needs to be done to maximise the benefit from the announcement and to iron out the detail. The station has to be designed and built in a way that contributes to the local economy for decades to come but also be done a way that allows the inevitable disruption to be managed
I can assure all concerned that as the voice for Crewe, the Town Council will work with all parties to help shape this project in the interests of Crewe and indeed the country as a whole’
Relevant section (for Crewe) of HS2 release.
'The Government has today given its support to the concept of a new Hub Station located on the site of the existing station. HS2 Ltd and Network Rail will develop plans that could see more HS2 services call at Crewe creating the potential for both north and south high speed connectivity. New plans unveiled today include an HS2 rolling stock depot north of Crewe which could see the creation of up to 150 jobs in the area.'