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Polegate station is in East Sussex, on the East Coastway Line. Rail first arrived in the town in 1846, and the present station, built in 1986, rests some 400 yards to the west of the original structure. The site of the 19th century goods yard is now a shopping precinct just to the north, and another former station building is now a restaurant called - appropriately enough - The Old Polegate Station. Today, the village serves as a suburb to the town of Eastbourne. History buffs will want to take in the Otham Priory ruins - lying to the north, they are all that remains of an abbey built in 1175. You can reach the site via the popular Cuckoo Trail, which can be picked up from the station. It weaves a delightful path through the East Sussex countryside to the market town of Heathfield. Another highlight is the 1817 Polegate Windmill, about half a mile south of the station.

Station details & facilities

Polegate station is just off the High Street, and has direct entrances on both sides of the tracks. The ticket hall has a ticket counter, plus a few ticket machines outside. It leads out to platform 2, with a footbridge leading across to platform 1. For step-free access to platform 1, head back to High Street and walk over the level crossing - there's a short pathway on your left, with a ticket machine too.

Departures and arrivals from Polegate

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Polegate station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LewesSouthern22:27On time
to LewesSouthern22:45On time
to EastbourneSouthern23:02On time
to EastbourneSouthern23:08On time
to EastbourneSouthern23:12On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from EastbourneSouthern22:27On time
from EastbourneSouthern22:45On time
from LewesSouthern23:02On time
from LewesSouthern23:08On time
from LewesSouthern23:12On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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