New Avocet Line station backed by council

09:00 22 December 2012

Archant

A new railway station on the edge of Topsham could help ease traffic congestion through the town, according to Devon County Council.

The council’s cabinet has given its backing to the £2million scheme for a new station on the Avocet Line at Newcourt.

The new station will be adjacent to the former Royal Naval Stores Depot development area, between Topsham and Digby and Sowton stations.

It will consist of a single 124-metre platform, suitable for longer trains, and will include a shelter, ticket machine and customer information system.

Pedestrian and cyclists’ access will mainly be from Liberty Way, and a small drop-off area and parking for disabled people will also be provided.

Now that the plans, brought forward alongside a scheme for a new station at Marsh Barton, have been backed by councillors, a formal planning application is expected shortly.

Topsham county councillor Andrew Leadbetter said: “I’ve been listening to people about the proposals and have taken their views on board.

“I’m looking forward to when the station is open, offering an alternative mode of transport to local residents, whilst also helping to reduce congestion on local roads, including Topsham Road.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:30

There’s still time to discover toys that are not only educational but have a serious adult message.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A binge drinker has been fined for stealing perfume.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:01

Fire crews were called out this morning (Thursday) to reports of a fire at a home in Rolle Street.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:50

Warnings of a potential nature and wildlife ‘catastrophe’ have prompted a motion calling for Devon County Council (DCC) to take action ‘before it is too late’.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30

Exmouth motorists have been given a stark warning of the dangers of drink-driving, after a car involved in a fatal collision went on display.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

An Exmouth community group, which helps the unemployed find work, has been targeted by thieves.

Read more
Wed, 13:30

Images showing a semi-naked woman straddling a dinosaur model in an act of ‘gross indecency’ in Exmouth has sparked anger and disgust, prompting police to investigate

Read more
Wed, 12:30

A Lions golf day held in Budleigh Salterton has raised more than £3,000 for an appeal to provide children with better swimming facilities.

Read more
Wed, 09:37

Volunteers are being sought to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Read more
Tue, 12:30

A four-year-old girl in Budleigh Salterton was left in tears after finding the bike she loved had been broken beyond repair.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications