MP Breaks Ground on Crewe Rail Maintenance Facility

Dr Kieran Mullan, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, has joined rail company Alstom to break ground on a new train maintenance facility.  

From March 2023, the maintenance of the Bogies and Traction Motors of the Class 390 Pendolinos, ran by Avanti West Coast on the West Coast Mainline, will be carried out in Crewe. This has traditionally been done at Longsight and Widnes. 

Kieran joined Services UK Managing Director, Peter Broadley and Project Director Parts, Overhaul & Modernisation, Steve Hadfield, for a ceremonial ‘ground breaking’ where they part demolished a wall, which will pave the way for the relocation. 

Kieran commented“Crewe has a rich rail heritage and history, but also a bright rail future. The moving of the maintenance facility for the Pendolinos is just one of the ways in which the rail industry is looking towards Crewe. 

“We also have HS2, and all the benefits that this investment will bring. The old Crewe Works site will also be making the bogies for the new HS2 trains.  

“Our campaign for Crewe to become the home of Great British Railways is also in its final stages, with an announcement of the winner expected soon.”