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 in early 2023.


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:
  • Ticket machines
  • Smart ticket readers
  • Live train departure screens
  • Waiting shelters
  • Help points
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
  • Network Rail
  • Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Exeter City Council
  • Teignbridge Council


Watch a timelapse of the station’s initial construction

Constructing the new pedestrian overbridge

Frequently asked questions

  • When is the station opening?
  • What trains will call at the station?
  • How many platforms will the station have?
  • Is there a building at the station?
  • Will the station be staffed?
  • Does the station have a car park?
  • Can I get to the station by bus or bike?
  • How do I get to the station on foot?