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Author Topic: New railway stations proposed for Cranbrook, Newcourt and Marsh Barton (merged topic)  (Read 116765 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2008, 10:51:49 am »

Yes, 'Plymothian' is quite right - there is a track - one might call it a long siding - stretching right through the Marsh Barton area almost to Sainsbury's. The track bed beyond the existing track to Sainsbury's (just a couple of hundred yards) is still unimpeded so in theory one could end the line there, hence having passengers shopping there on foot instead of by car (ha ha - will wonders never cease?) and perhaps more plausibly, deliveries by rail to Sainsbury's and other commercial customers. At least there would be no need to build a station on or even near the main line. 

I think this line was until recently for the MAF site which has now disappeared. Am I right?
yes this is the old MAFF site.
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2008, 03:03:07 pm »

Running Barnstaple services through to a station at Sainsbury's on the old Marsh Barton siding, via Exeter St Thos, and running Exmouth services through to Okehampton could be a solution.

...whilst simultaneously upsetting the 60% or so of passengers on the Barnstaple trains who want to go to or through Exeter Central.

If that is the main flow on all trains, then fair enough. Is it impossible, though, to squeeze in a few runs out to Sainsbury's and back to catch the commuter traffic?
     
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2008, 07:40:02 pm »

im not sure how much capacity is left in the line to yeovil but maybee a service from say axminster or honiton threw to marshbarton?... then threw to okehampton, yes i know this would mean going threw st davids twice but this would not only benifit people going to marsh barton and okehampton but also central, st davids, crediton, pinhoe, east devon basicaly would have more services i think that the main issues would be rolling stock and the capacity of the honiton route lets face it all it needs apart from that is a bit more line at marshbarton and some signalling work and oh yeh a station broadclyst would also make an ideal park and ride station there is loads of room for a carpark and its crying out for a station!

maybee im in dream world again?
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2008, 07:49:36 am »

im not sure how much capacity is left in the line to yeovil but maybee a service from say axminster or honiton threw to marshbarton?... then threw to okehampton, yes i know this would mean going threw st davids twice but this would not only benifit people going to marsh barton and okehampton but also central, st davids, crediton, pinhoe, east devon basicaly would have more services i think that the main issues would be rolling stock and the capacity of the honiton route lets face it all it needs apart from that is a bit more line at marshbarton and some signalling work and oh yeh a station broadclyst would also make an ideal park and ride station there is loads of room for a carpark and its crying out for a station!

maybee im in dream world again?

The county councils ambition is for a half hourly service between Axminster from Exeter (i.e Waterloo train on the hour, local stopper at half past)  There is a passing loop being installed at Axminster to facilitate the hourly Waterloo service from the Dec 2009.  However the half hourly service also depends on a Southern loop being built.  As the new development at Cranbrook is now on hold I think this is unlikely to happen for a long time.  I wouldn't think the turnround times would permit a trip to Marsh Barton and I don't think that it would attract many passengers anyway unless it was a massive park and ride but the buses have already got that side covered. 

Re-double the Exeter Salisbury - now there's a thought!

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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2008, 09:23:19 pm »

im not sure how much capacity is left in the line to yeovil but maybee a service from say axminster or honiton threw to marshbarton?... then threw to okehampton, yes i know this would mean going threw st davids twice but this would not only benifit people going to marsh barton and okehampton but also central, st davids, crediton, pinhoe, east devon basicaly would have more services i think that the main issues would be rolling stock and the capacity of the honiton route lets face it all it needs apart from that is a bit more line at marshbarton and some signalling work and oh yeh a station broadclyst would also make an ideal park and ride station there is loads of room for a carpark and its crying out for a station!

maybee im in dream world again?

The county councils ambition is for a half hourly service between Axminster from Exeter (i.e Waterloo train on the hour, local stopper at half past)  There is a passing loop being installed at Axminster to facilitate the hourly Waterloo service from the Dec 2009.  However the half hourly service also depends on a Southern loop being built.  As the new development at Cranbrook is now on hold I think this is unlikely to happen for a long time.  I wouldn't think the turnround times would permit a trip to Marsh Barton and I don't think that it would attract many passengers anyway unless it was a massive park and ride but the buses have already got that side covered. 

Re-double the Exeter Salisbury - now there's a thought!



yep needs doubling but i dont know if you work on marsh barton or any other part of exeter but apart from london it has to have the worst traffic in the uk
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2008, 08:17:17 pm »

A station should be opened on the Waterloo line called 'Exeter Airport Parkway' - this could serve as access to Exeter Airport and also a P&R Railhead for shoppers and commuters.
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2008, 08:25:03 pm »

A station should be opened on the Waterloo line called 'Exeter Airport Parkway' - this could serve as access to Exeter Airport and also a P&R Railhead for shoppers and commuters.

whimple would be a good bet
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2008, 08:44:01 pm »

I agree, but needs loads more parking to be a 'Parkway'
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2008, 09:57:40 pm »

Could be the first Ride and Fly station!
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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2008, 10:50:45 pm »

I agree, but needs loads more parking to be a 'Parkway'

im sorry i was suppost to say broadclyst im not sure why i said whimple?
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« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2008, 10:57:23 am »

Quote from: relex109
not sure why i said whimple?

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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2008, 12:01:51 pm »

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Nun fetish?

I think we need a seperate page for making fun of me so I can read and apreciate it on a good day....
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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2008, 01:32:16 pm »

Hi

As a commuter who prefers to fly from the closest airport... to create a spur/passing loop after Pinhoe, and before the old Broadclyst station, so provide a new Fly-Park-Ride along with satisfying any demand for future housing etc, would perhaps be feasible.   There is enough land earmarked on that side of Exeter Airport to faciliate it.

Routing BNP to Marsh Barton would indeed upset the ever increasing number of users of the Tarka line going to Exeter Central, but OKE to Marsh Barton/Exmouth could be introduced - as a new service

Perhaps alternate routing to any new station would be to divert the current paths from BNP/Paignton-Exmouth.  Thus satisfying the North and South Devon users of this airport and commuters for Exeter with the Park/Ride option, especially if a spur, as would terminate there, and hopefully not interfere too much with other traffic on the main line





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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2009, 01:35:14 pm »

Hi

This is just a idea service

Exeter Central to Cranbrook stopping at all the station between

and Return to Exeter St David, Exeter St David to Dawlish Warren.

Dawlish Warren to Collumpton and then back to Exeter Central.

Maybe Exeter Central  to Digby and Sowton and then to Okehampton

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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2010, 05:53:31 pm »

The funding for the new station at Cranbrook east of Exeter was approved by the South West Regional Development Agency last July. Does anyone know the timetable for building this station? Is it being coordinated with the installation of a further passing loop on the Waterloo - Exeter line or will it be a single platform?
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