Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that he is looking for “traditional” railway towns to put their case forward to be the base for the new Great British Railways Headquarters, which will replace Network Rail as the organisation responsible for rail infrastructure and contract awarding from 2023.
Shapps says the government is looking to locate the head office of Great British Railways “outside of London in a place with rail history and connectivity”, something that Crewe would be the perfect candidate for.
MP for Crewe and Nantwich, Dr. Kieran Mullan has urged Mr. Shapps to choose Crewe as the new location for GBR, stating that it would bring new jobs and skills to the area.
Kieran commented ‘’I can’t think of a better place than Crewe for the Great British Railways Headquarters.
Crewe as we know it was born from the railways and would be the perfect place for it’s future home in the UK.
I have already met with and spoken to the Transport Secretary about this and have followed up in writing and will push to get this win for Crewe. I am sure the whole community will get behind this.’’