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Work starts on Marsh Barton rail station

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Work has started on the construction of a new railway station at Marsh Barton in Exeter.

The station, which will feature two platforms, will be located near the Energy from Waste plant on the eastern edge of Marsh Barton.

Devon County Council has designed the station working closely with Network Rail and GWR. It will provide sustainable transport access to Marsh Barton, one of the key employment areas of the city where more than 7,000 people work.

From the end of May, Clapperbrook Lane East will be closed to vehicular traffic for around 16 months, but it will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists. A signed diversion route will be in place via Water Lane to enable vehicular access to the Double Locks Pub.

The Devon County Council scheme is being delivered by Graham Construction Ltd and will also include the development of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge which will connect to the station and will improve active travel links between Alphington, Marsh Barton and the Riverside Valley Park.

The station at Marsh Barton is a core element of the Devon Metro rail strategy for Exeter and is central to supporting economic growth to the south west of Exeter and to the Marsh Barton employment area itself, as well as Dawlish and Newton Abbot.