The first day of commuter parking at the new Uckfield station car park. Thirty cars were there by 1pm today.

First cars arrive at Uckfield station car park

Update at 1pm, Tuesday, October 6: Thirty cars were parked in the new Uckfield station car park by 1pm on the first day of opening to commuters.

There was a hitch with payment for parking as an incorrect telephone number was given on pay signs but that was due to be rectified by tomorrow (Wednesday).

Update at 7am, Tuesday, October 6: The first cars were parked in the new Uckfield station car park this morning. By 6.45am nine of them were occupying spaces.


View looking towards Uckfield railway station shows the first cars parked in the new car park.


Automatic number plate recognition is being used with payment by phone.

Update at 7am, Monday, October 5: The new station car park hadn’t opened by 6.50am.

Our original story at 6am: Don’t get caught out by changes to car parking and train times from today (October 5) in Uckfield.

There are new limits for car parking at the Luxford Field and in Regency Close.

The long-awaited station car park also opens.

The 08:34 train service to London Bridge will start at 08:31 until December to help the service cope with the leaf fall.

Long-stay car parking is no longer possible on the Luxford Field.

The lower car park will be a  three-hour shoppers’ car park with the top car park restricted to ten hours.

Wealden District Council, which controls the Luxford Field and Regency Close car parks, wants the spaces to be available for shoppers and those who work in the town with rail commuters using the new station car park.

There are fears some drivers displaced from the Luxford  Field will move to park in residential streets around the station, as many do already.

Read about the cost of parking in the new station car park here: Weekend and season ticket charges revealed for Uckfield station car park.

Information about how to pay is included here: Uckfield station car park to cost £4 a day.

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