Located in Exeter’s largest trading estate and one of the largest employment sites in the region, Marsh Barton station is expected to play a major part in improving access to the area from across the city, as well as enhancing links from growth areas to the east of Exeter.
The station will help to unlock development and employment opportunities at Marsh Barton whilst also benefitting existing businesses and residents by encouraging people to shift to a more sustainable mode of transport.
The station will also encourage leisure travel through its close proximity to the Riverside Valley Park, providing easy access for walking and cycling activities. It will also provide a close link to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital as well as County Hall.
The station is due to open this winter.
Marsh Barton will be served by our local services between Paignton and Exmouth which run through the heart of Exeter.
We aim to provide hourly off-peak services to the station with additional trains stopping at peak times.
The station will have two fully accessible platforms which will be equipped with:
Smart ticket readers
Live train departure screens
The two platforms will be linked by a new pedestrian overbridge which will have ramps to facilitate cyclists and provide disabled access to the whole station.
Making the work possible
The station is being delivered by Devon County Council who are working in partnership with the following providers:
Department for Transport
Great Western Railway
Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership
Exeter City Council
Watch a timelapse of the station’s initial construction
Constructing the new pedestrian overbridge
Frequently asked questions
When is the station opening?
Great Western Railway is working closely with Devon County Council and Network Rail to open the station this winter.
Construction work to build the station is being carried out. Once complete, the station must go through a rigorous safety process before it can open.
We will announce an opening date nearer the time.
What trains will call at the station?
The station will be served throughout the day by hourly Great Western Railway services between Paignton and Exmouth. Additional services will also stop at peak times.
Westbound trains will run direct from here to places such as Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Torquay and Paignton.
Eastbound trains will run direct from here to places such as Exeter (St Davids/Central), Digby & Sowton, Topsham, Lympstone and Exmouth.
Connections with trains to the wider rail network can be made at Exeter St Davids or Newton Abbot.
How many platforms will the station have?
The station will have two platforms, long enough to fit trains with up to five coaches.
Is there a building at the station?
There will be no building at the station, however, waiting shelters will be provided.
Will the station be staffed?
As with other small stations along the line, the station will be unstaffed. There will be help points on the platform should passengers need any assistance. Full CCTV coverage will be provided at the station.
Does the station have a car park?
The station will only have disabled parking bays for blue badge holders in order to encourage more sustainable transport use to and from the station.
Can I get to the station by bus or bike?
Marsh Barton lies just off the Riverside Valley Park which is a popular cycle route into the city. The station will be provided with cycle racks which will be installed close to the station entrances.
For bus users, Marsh Barton station will be served by the following routes:
B – between Exeter city centre and Exminster
2B – between Exeter city centre and Dawlish
Green Park & Ride – between Sowton and Matford
How do I get to the station on foot?
The station is located on Clapperbrook Lane. Both platforms can be accessed by foot using the new pedestrian and cycle bridge. The station will be completely step-free.