Network Rail has launched plans for a transport hub redevelopment at Exeter St Davids railway station, as it begins work on a £7M refurbishment of Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids stations.
Railway assets outside St Davids station could be transformed into a mixed-use development and an integrated transport hub under the new plans. Network Rail is seeking a developer to take on the project to “turn Exeter St Davids into an impressive city gateway, building on its growing importance as a strategic railway interchange”.
Ongoing improvements at Exeter Central include a new waiting room and bigger ticket hall, while the current work at St Davids includes refurbished toilets and waiting rooms.
Network Rail has also begun carrying out improvements at Leominster station near Worcester with two new lifts, and at Bridgend station in south Wales, which will get a new footbridge with lifts and stairs.
Exeter St Davids transport hub
Proposed blueprint for Exeter St David station area redevelopment:
- Mixed-use development with residences and offices
- Bigger station carpark with more spaces
- Integrated transport hub with interchange facilities with drop-off points for buses and taxis
- A more convenient and accessible pedestrian route linking to city centre
- A cycling path linking to River Exe cycle route
- A piazza area to improve the station environment