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Marsh Barton Railway Station

Marsh Barton will be a new railway station situated on the Exeter to Newton Abbot line, south of Clapperbrook Lane adjacent to the New Energy from Waste Plant.

Marsh Barton is Exeter’s largest trading estate, and one of the largest employment sites in the region. Along with the construction of a two-platform halt, the scheme to deliver the station will include the erection of an associated pedestrian/cycle-bridge, access, parking/turning area and a pedestrian/cycle path.

The project aims to improve the competitiveness of existing businesses. It will unlock further economic growth through development at Marsh Barton and South West Exeter.

The planned growth of the area is currently restricted by the poor transport links which act as a barrier to development and will increasingly reduce the viability of existing businesses.

More information on the scheme can be found here.

A visualisation of the new station looking toward the Exeter Energy Recovery Facility
A visualisation of the new station looking toward the Exeter Energy Recovery Facility

When the work is taking place

The work is due to start in spring 2021 and be completed in winter 2022.

Road closures

Clapperbrook Lane East will be closed to vehicular traffic but remain open for pedestrians and cyclists. Vehicular access to Double Locks will be via Water Lane and the Exeter Canal Tow Path.

More information regarding the diversion route can be found on

Why we have to close the road

We must ensure the safety of our workforce and the public. In order to comply with our safety guidelines, we are unable to carry out this work without closing Clapperbrook Lane East.

Local business

Local businesses such as the Double Locks Pub will remain open throughout the scheme in line with government restrictions.