Plans to build a new train station at Exeter’s largest trading estate have been approved.
It is hoped that the new station will relieve congestion to the area, which employs thousands of workers to over 500 businesses. Many people who work at the Marsh Barton estate, which is located south of Exeter’s city centre, currently travel by car.
Devon’s development management committee has granted permission for the new station, which could be built and ready for use by 2016. The railway will have two platforms which will be unstaffed, and will have waiting shelters, CCTV, lighting and an information point. It will become Exeter’s ninth railway station. A footbridge will also be built across the track for pedestrians and cyclists.
A spokesman for the county council said: “Subject to Network Rail being satisfied that the operation of the station will not impact on the safety of users of the nearby level crossing, it will now go ahead.”
Rachel Gelormini, News Team