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Margate Station

As one of England's oldest seaside resorts, Margate has attracted visitors to its golden sands for over 250 years. The railway from London reached the town in 1863, and the current station was designed by Maxwell Fry, the architect of three neo-classical stations for Southern Railways in the mid-1920s. Today, visitors emerge from Fry's building to a view of the water and the wide expanse of Margate Sands, and the walk along the seafront takes in the Jubilee Clock Tower and the Marine Gardens. The main attractions of the town are within a short walk of the station. The legendary Dreamland theme park and its Scenic Railway rollercoaster – the oldest in Britain – reopened in 2015. Across the beach from the theme park is the Turner Contemporary art gallery, designed by David Chipperfield. Between the two, the streets around Margate Old Town Square are packed with galleries, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and the station cafe. If the counter is closed, the ticket machine is just outside the front door. The ticket hall opens out onto platform 1, where there is a waiting room with toilets. The remaining three platforms are reached via a subway, with lifts for step-free access. There is a second waiting room between platforms 2 and 3. The taxi rank is outside the main entrance.




Plat. 1

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