Crewe

railway town in Cheshire East, Cheshire, England

Crewe is a railway town in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is in the borough of Cheshire East.

Crewe
Crewe Market Hall.jpg
Crewe town centre looking towards the Market Hall(mainly red brick building).
Population71,722 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ705557
• London174 mi (280 km)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCREWE
Postcode districtCW1, CW2, CW3
Dialling code01270
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

In 2011, the Crewe built-up area, which also covers parts of the nearby civil parishes of Willaston and Wistaston, had a total population of 71,722.

The town is known as a major railway junction and is famous for Crewe railway station and Crewe Works. Nearby to the railway station is Crewe Heritage Centre, which is home to many preserved trains, locomotives and other railway paraphernalia. It is also famous for car manufacturing. From 1946 until 2002, the town was home of Rolls-Royce motor car production. Pyms Lane factory, in the west of Crewe, now exclusively produces Bentley motor cars.

Crewe also has a professional football club, Crewe Alexandra, who currently compete in League Two. The club are nicknamed "The Railwaymen" in honour of the town's railway history.

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