Doncaster railway station
serves the town of Doncaster
, in South Yorkshire
. It is situated on the East Coast Main Line
north of London Kings Cross
, and is about five minutes walk from Doncaster town centre. The station is managed by East Coast
. It is a major passenger interchange between the East Coast Main Line
, Cross-Country services, and local services running across the North of England.
The station was built in 1849 replacing a temporary structure constructed a year earlier. It was rebuilt in its present form in 1938
and has had several slight modifications since that date.
The station has 8 platforms on two islands. Platforms 1, 3, 4 and 8 take through trains. Platforms 2 and 5 are south-facing bays, and 6 and 7 are north facing bays. A First Class Lounge for passengers with 'First Open' tickets is available on platform 3A.
The station has recently been refurbished and is now directly connected to the new Frenchgate Centre
extension in Doncaster town centre. The station now has a new booking office for tickets and information, three new lifts, refurbished staircases and subway. A branch of WH Smiths and several Costa Coffee outlets have also recently opened. Platform 1 is for the East Coast, First Hull Trains and Northern Rail trains.
Whilst all platforms are currently operational, platform 2 is not currently used for... Read More