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Situated on the East Coastway Line between Wivelsfield and Lewes, Plumpton train station serves the East Sussex village of Plumpton Green, Plumpton Racecourse, and the surrounding hamlets. The actual village of Plumpton is 3 km to the south of the station. Trains are operated by Southern who provide a typical off-peak service of one train in each direction. The fastest journey time from Plumpton to London Victoria is 1 hour.  

The village of Plumpton lies within the South Downs National Park; the peak of Plumpton Plain is its highest point. Plumpton Racecourse is a National Hunt jump horse racing course just to the south of the train station. The first race meeting was held here in 1884.  

Plumpton train station was originally opened in 1863. It has two platforms which both have step-free access, though platform 1 has a steep ramp. The platforms are connected by a footbridge with stairs and a level crossing on the nearby Station Road. Plumpton Racecourse can be entered via a second footbridge with stairs on platform 2, the Station Road level crossing from platform 2 or the ramp access on platform 1. A ticket office and vending machine can be found in the station concourse building located on platform 1. Local bus services stop nearby on Station Road.  

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 12:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Plumpton are:

  • Burgess Hill
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact Customer Services on 08451 272920.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces15
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At the front of the station
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Step-free access to Platform 2 (to Lewes) via side gate and short, steep ramp.  Step-free access to Platform 1 (to London) via level crossing and side entrance.  Step-free access from Platform 1 to racecourse via short steep ramp and tarmac path.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis to/from this station to/from the nearest accessible station can be arranged through Southern Assisted Travel - 0800 138 1016. For other taxi journeys, contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.

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Departures and arrivals from Plumpton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Plumpton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HastingsSouthern23:48Late
to London VictoriaSouthern05:201On time
to Haywards HeathSouthern05:531On time
to London VictoriaSouthern06:311On time
to OreSouthern06:442On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSouthern23:48Late
from EastbourneSouthern05:191On time
from EastbourneSouthern05:531On time
from HastingsSouthern06:311On time
from London VictoriaSouthern06:442On time
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