Crewe railway station was completed in 1837 and is one of the most historic railway stations in the world.
Built in fields near to Crewe Hall, it originally served the village of Crewe which then had a population of just 70 residents.
Crewe was chosen after Winsford, seven miles to the north, had rejected an earlier proposal, as had local landowners in neighbouring Nantwich, four miles away.
Renowned as a Railway Town and an important interchange station, Crewe is home to the Crewe Heritage Centre, which is open on weekends from Easter to October.
The Centre, formerly called The Railway Age, celebrates the town's heritage and is a 20 minute walk from the station.
One stop away from Crewe on the line to Shrewsbury is Nantwich, a pleasant market town, which regularly hosts farmers markets, food and drink events and music festivals.
Crewe Station has won a number of awards in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition.