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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:35
Saturday 06:10 - 19:35
Sunday 08:30 - 16:05
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Cycle restrictions on Southern trains from this station
0550 to London Bridge - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0633 to London Bridge - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0705 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0723 to London Bridge - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0739 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0754 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
0805 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried beyond Lewes
0812 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
0825 to Victoria - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
0852 to Brighton - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
1657 to Ashford International - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
1725 to Ore - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
1757 to Ashford International - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train
1858 to Ashford International - cycles cannot be carried at all on this train

Please visit www.southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy for more information

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces186
Carpark charges
Annual£706.00
Daily£5.50
Monthly£87.00
Three Monthly£243.00
Weekly£23.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces38
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
station front
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step-free access to each platform via short steep ramps. Step-free interchange between platforms via level crossing.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
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.

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 BrightonSouthern08:17On time
to OreSouthern08:30On time
to EastbourneSouthern08:422Late
to London VictoriaSouthern08:441On time
to BrightonSouthern08:48On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from OreSouthern08:17On time
from BrightonSouthern08:30On time
from London VictoriaSouthern08:422Late
from EastbourneSouthern08:431On time
from HastingsSouthern08:47On time
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