Crewe station has 12 platforms. It has excellent facilities because it has 2 WH Smiths, cafes, pub and food stalls. It has a lot of seats but they are mainly outside. It has a first class lounge as well. It has good visibility but have to move platforms as most freight comes in on the far platforms like platform 12.
When I was there I saw a Royal Mail train on platform 12 and most of the fright goes through that platform.