Having had my ninepence worth on the opening of Crewe station’s new First Class lounge, I called in yesterday afternoon to check out the location, and how many punters were using it.
The lounge is located in what was the Virgin Trains training centre, at the east end of the north (main) footbridge. Alas, the only folks I saw pass through the new automatic doors were two traincrew. There were, however, many more punters having to use the steps to get their luggage and pushchairs to and from Platform 5, because the lift (which is adjacent to the lounge entrance) was once again out of action.
Clearly some facilities are more equal than others.
[Update: the lift has now been returned to service]