The Lowestoft Railway and Harbour Company commissioned Lowestoft station in 1847, and the company's logistical vision is to thank for the blissful scene that awaits train travellers as their carriage pulls up mere metres from the seafront and pedestrianised shopping district right in the heart of the town. Master builders the Lucas Brothers, who also constructed the Royal Albert Hall, built the station in the Italianate style - and the station's original signage remains. Lowestoft is the easternmost railway station in Britain. The arrival of rail boasted Lowestoft's population, which bloomed from less than 10,000 to 36,000 by the end of the 20th century, and today, after Ipswich, it is the most used station in Suffolk, with a bustling commuter clientele travelling along the Wherry Line to Norwich. It's also a popular holiday haunt with two Blue Flag beaches and several family attractions including Africa Alive!, formerly Suffolk Wildlife Park, Pleasurewood Hills theme park and the Marina Theatre all within the town's limits.
|Weekdays||06:40 - 17:05|
|Saturday||06:40 - 17:05|
|Sunday||08:00 - 16:15|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Shops note||Food, drinks, newsagent, off licence|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Vending machine in ticket hall.
Shop in station courtyard.
Located by the ticket office
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||A unisex toilet is available in the ticket hall|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.
|Customer Service notes|
The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||112|
|Cycle storage spaces||80|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Cycle storage notes||<p>There is a 40-space secure cycle park, plus 10 cycle hoops.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
Lowestoft station is accessible on either side. The main entrance from Denmark Road leads into the concourse and platform 2 with ramp access throughout. The ticket office and disabled toilets are on the right before entering the platform. The other entrance has no ticket office. There are three platforms but no platform 1. There is a car park and cycle racks outside the station.
Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!
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|Eleven A||3 minutes||Open daily 8am until 4pm, offering a wide variety of fresh sandwiches, big plate breakfasts and more!|
|Compass Café||4 minutes||At Lowestoft Library: it also provides work experience to people with learning disabilities to learn about catering too.|