Graham has commenced works on the construction of the new £16m Marsh Barton railway station in Exeter
The new two-platform station will be delivered in collaboration with Devon County Council, who provided the initial concept design, which Graham then utilized in a Design and Build Contract, along with Network Rail, and train operating company GWR.
The project will involve the construction of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge that will supplement the new station, which Graham will also deliver using engineering expertise.
The new station will accommodate services for more than 7,000 people employed at Marsh Barton, while there are also development plans for around 2,500 new homes across the estate, which is currently used for light industrial and office space, along with several car showrooms.
Once complete, the station will be located near the ‘Energy from Waste’ plant on the eastern edge of Marsh Barton industrial estate.
The new station will serve passengers on the Exmouth to Paignton line, via Exeter Central and St. David’s, a route operated by GWR.
A boost for those living in Teignbridge, Exeter and East Devon
Discussing the project, Graham’s civil engineering managing director, Leo Martin, said: “It will provide access to excellent job and leisure opportunities in the area while the new pedestrian and cycle bridge will encourage healthier travel choices.
“Graham is committed to providing projects that deliver lasting impact and our experience in the rail sector is vast and wide-ranging.
“This latest scheme adds to our impressive portfolio, which also includes several projects we are delivering this year for Crossrail alongside Network Rail.”