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Trains to Poole

Trains to Poole approach from the west across Holes Bay, and the east between Parkstone Bay and the Boating Lake, and both approaches have a wonderful view of the water. And rightly so, because it doesn’t matter why people visit Poole – for seaside fun and games on the many beautiful beaches nearby, watersports in the shelter of Poole Harbour, or the ferry to France – it is the town’s coastal location that is its main attraction. The original Victorian station buildings from 1872 were replaced in the 1970s and 1980s, around which time the Lighthouse Arts Centre was opened, nine minutes walk away. With a theatre, concert hall, studio, cinemas and galleries, the Lighthouse is the largest arts complex in the UK outside London and home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The town centre and Poole Quay, with its appealing mix of historic buildings and a fine collection of traditional pubs, is a ten-minute walk south of the station.

Station details & facilities

The main station building on Serpentine Road contains the ticket counter and machines, toilets, and a newsagent. Platform 1 is accessed directly from the ticket hall, with a footbridge leading across the tracks to platform 2. For step-free access to platform 2, there is a station entrance on Holes Bay Road. The taxi rank and bus stops are outside the main building, as is the 146-space car park and storage spaces for bicycles.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:55 - 19:00
    Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
    Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 146
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£270.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 32
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    There is level access to both side of the station.

    Interchange between platforms is via a ramped underpass at the London end of the platforms.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Poole


Serpentine Road, Poole, BH15 2BQ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:55 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

Poole Live Departures



South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time



South Western Railway




South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time



South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time