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Pokesdown train station is situated on the South Western Main Line between Bournemouth and Southampton Central. The station serves Bournemouth’s eastern suburban areas of Pokesdown, Boscombe, and Southbourne. The station originally opened in 1886. Train services operated from this station are managed by South Western Railway which provides a typical off-peak service of two trains per hour in each direction. One of the services is the semi-fast train between London Waterloo and Weymouth and the other is the local stopping service to and from Poole. The fastest journey time to London Waterloo is 1 hour 54 minutes.

Pokesdown train station has two platforms with sheltered seating areas for passengers. The platforms are accessed down stairs from a covered footbridge leading from the station concourse and the main entrance on Christchurch Road. This station is not suitable for wheelchair users and passengers who require level access are advised to use Bournemouth Station. There is a ticket office in the station concourse. Local bus connections can be made nearby on the Christchurch Road.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 12:30
Saturday 07:50 - 13:40
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces44
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Pokesdown is an inaccessible station to wheelchair users. Customers are advised to use Bournemouth station or contact our Assisted Travel team (0800 52 82 100)

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Pokesdown

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Pokesdown station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway16:101On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway16:172On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway17:101On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway17:172On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway18:101On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PooleSouth Western Railway16:101On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway16:172On time
from PooleSouth Western Railway17:101On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway17:172On time
from PooleSouth Western Railway18:101On time
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