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 firstname.lastname@example.org