The original station had a single platform, and a second platform together with a train shed was not added until 1874. After a serious fire in 1927, it was rebuilt between 1931 and 1933, when it acquired its present name of Exeter Central. The long crescent shaped building on Queen Street, which was part of the redevelopment, houses the main entrance as well as a variety of shops. In front of it there is short stay parking, and as well there is parking for 50 cars. Facilities include toilets, and importantly, since the station is below street level, lifts. Though there are no refreshments there are a number of cafes near the main entrance.
Most of Exeter’s central shops and attractions are within easy reach of the station; a left turn and a short walk brings you to the High Street, the Guildhall and Princesshay shopping centres as well as the Cathedral (www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk ).
For a more comprehensive list of attractions and events in the city go to ExeterViews and also Exeter City Council’s What’s On page ; Exeter memories is a rich source of historical information.
If you are going to the main bus station, or to either the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital the the stop for service H which will take you there is outside the main entrance, timetable available here. Most local bus services stop in the High Street.