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Suggest a name for new Torquay rail station

By Herald Express  |  Posted: July 17, 2014

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A NEW railway station for Torquay could be up and running by 2017.

As part of the government's £7m Growth Deal for Torbay announced last week, Torbay Council's transport team is busy preparing plans for the new station at Edginswell, expected to be completed in 2017/8.

Residents of Torbay are being asked to make suggestions for the name of the new station.

The scheme will cost up to £3million and the new £0.6million funding from the Growth Deal will add to the funding already secured via the Local Transport Board.

The funding also goes towards a new railway station at Marsh Barton.

Improvements to the rail network is part of the Devon Metro scheme to strengthen Torbay's transport links with Exeter, Exmouth and the wider national network.

The new station will consist of two platforms, a footbridge with stairs and ramps, and will have pedestrian access to both Riviera Way (linking to Brown's Bridge Road) and Newton Road.

Design work is progressing and a planning application is expected next year.

Torbay mayor Gordon Oliver said: "I am very pleased the final piece of funding has been secured."

Suggestions for the name of the new station can be sent to transportation@torbay.gov.uk

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  • markyt  |  July 19 2014, 5:49PM

    . . . or "The Palm Tree"

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  • markyt  |  July 19 2014, 5:47PM

    If simply "Edginswell" is too easy, what about "Torbay Gateway"?

  • ziderman2000  |  July 17 2014, 5:07PM

    So whereabouts in Edginswell is this new station going to be. Approaching Edginswell the tracks below road level until the hospital site then Newton Rd dives below the tracks before levelling out at the bottom of Hamelin way by the roundabout

  • Notdotcom_com  |  July 17 2014, 12:41PM

    Edginswell is way to sensible. Why not "the stop near some fields and houses with a short walk to other stuff"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • iseveryidused  |  July 17 2014, 10:14AM

    Why not Edginswell? Am I missing something?

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