Cranbrook Rail to open towards end of 2014

PUBLISHED: 13:06 20 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:13 20 September 2013

An artist's impression of Cranbrook Railway Station when completed.

An artist's impression of Cranbrook Railway Station when completed.

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The build was pushed slightly back because of flood concerns.

Cranbrook Railway Station is set to open its doors to the public towards the end 2014, three years after plans were submitted for its construction.

The build, which was supposed to start earlier this year, was slightly delayed due to some extra work having to be carried out.

A spokesman for Devon County Council said: “There is some flood alleviation work currently happening but, once that’s completed, it’s anticipated that work will start on building the train station.

“All being well, it’s hoped that the station build will be finished towards the end of next year.”

The £4.5million project, which was planned by East Devon District Council, will feature an access road, a car park with more than 100 spaces, bus and taxi facilities and bicycle parking.

The proposals include a single platform, but there will be the potential to build a second track and platform.

The station will serve the surrounding developments such as Skypark and Exeter Science Park, as well as Cranbrook.

Devon County Council has been working with Network Rail and South West Trains, which anticipates that all services on the line will call at Cranbrook.

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