HS2 and what Cheshire East Council will do next
We are lobbying for a new HS2 Hub Station at Crewe, with increased HS2 connectivity. A HS2 Hub at Crewe with enhanced HS2 connectivity will bring about extra benefits; it will bring even greater connectivity and support for existing businesses, inward investment and job creation. The development of HS2 and the transformation of the existing station into a High Speed Hub offers the unique opportunity to transform not only Crewe, but the entire North West region. In comparison from today, by 2043 the growth potential could be:
- An additional uplift of £1.8 billion to the UK economy by 2043 from development in Crewe
- 37,000 additional jobs in and around central Crewe
- 7,100 new homes directly linked to the station transformation
- potential for a massive increase in advanced engineering and manufacturing within the UK, building on both Crewe’s rail heritage and the existing massive skills base.
The Crewe HS2 Masterplan Vision, which the Council consulted on in 2017/18 demonstrates the transformative benefits to Crewe that could be delivered on the back of a hub station in the town.This vision and growth potential assume an integrated HS2 Hub serving many destinations, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Route map West Midlands to Manchester
For precise details of the HS2 project, it is advised that you visit The Department for Transport website.