Kidsgrove Town Deal project: Kidsgrove Station
Kidsgrove Station, and future linkages to HS2 services, represents a key growth opportunity for the town. Crewe is a 15-minute rail journey from Kidsgrove with 34 trains travelling from Crewe to Kidsgrove on an average weekday. The Crewe HS2 Hub will see 18 trains per hour running to and from London by 2033, and an additional 12 trains per hour to and from Birmingham. This will transform Kidsgrove’s rail connectivity and attractiveness as a place to live and invest.
The redevelopment of Kidsgrove station has been a long-term priority with widespread local support. Network Rail’s ‘Access for All’ programme is currently funding an upgrade to the station’s footbridge. Plans are in place for a new 200 space car park and station interchange, coordinated and funded by East Midlands Rail and Staffordshire County Council.
The proposals for Kidsgrove Station prioritise improvement to passenger comfort, visibility and station amenities while providing a dramatically improved gateway to Kidsgrove via the railway. A new station plaza, bus stop and car park will provide efficient and pleasant transport interchange (where pedestrians, cars, buses and trains can connect). This will improve connectivity both to Kidsgrove and the wider area, stimulating economic growth and wide-reaching community benefits.