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Show your support to Crewe’s Great British Railways bid

LEP 14/04/2022

A dedicated website has launched – 

A new website and series of videos are helping to show why Crewe is at the Heart of Rail as the public are urged to get behind the town’s bid to be the home of Great British Railways. 

A dedicated website has launched – – to show all that Crewe has to offer and give the public the chance to pledge their support and get behind the campaign. 

Alongside this, a series of videos featuring local figures backing Crewe’s bid are launching to highlight just some of the many strengths of the bid. 

Among those featured in the videos are the leader and deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, councillors Sam Corcoran and Craig Browne; music producer Pete Waterman; and Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan. 

Cllr Sam Corcoran said: “We want as many people as possible to get behind our bid and show rail really is at the heart of Crewe. 

“So many people in the town – and further afield – are passionate about our rail heritage and now there is a chance to show it. 

“Crewe is perfect for Great British Railways – with the expertise it needs right here in the town and strong connectivity to the rest of the country – but we need people to show that the bid has their backing.”

Cllr Craig Browne added: “We hope these videos outline some of the many reasons why Crewe is the best destination for GBR HQ, not least of which are its unrivalled connectivity, unparalleled railway heritage and enviable rail skills base.

“So, please head to the website and pledge your support or simply use the hashtag #HeartOfRail on social media to show why Crewe has your backing.”

To watch the videos, visit the Crewe Great British Railways campaign website or look out for them on the Cheshire East Council social media channels. 

The public will have the chance to have their say officially on where they think the headquarters should be based later this year once a shortlist has been announced by the government in May.