Doncaster railway station

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Doncaster
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The frontage at Doncaster station in May 2008
General information
Location Doncaster, South Yorkshire
England
Coordinates 53°31′21″N1°08′22″W / 53.5225°N 1.1395°W / 53.5225; -1.1395
Grid reference SE571032
Managed by London North Eastern Railway
Transit authority South Yorkshire
Platforms8
Tracks10
Other information
Station codeDON
Fare zoneDoncaster
Classification DfT category B
Passengers
2018/19Increase2.svg 3.918 million
 Interchange Increase2.svg 1.729 million

Platforms

The station has nine platforms on three islands. Platforms 1, 3, 4 and 8 can take through trains. Platforms 2 and 5 are south-facing bays; platforms 0, 6 and 7 are north facing bays. A first class lounge is available on platform 3A.

There were plans to add platforms 9 and 10 to cope with Eurostar trains but this project was cancelled when it was decided that Eurostar would not serve Britain outside the South East of England.

There are presently no ticket barriers in operation at this station; however, on race days at Doncaster Racecourse, manual ticket checks are in operation in the subway.

The station was refurbished in 2006 and is now directly connected to the 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. There is a newsagent and some food outlets. More recently, interactive touch screens have been installed around the station by London North Eastern Railway services to provide information about local attractions, live departures and disruptions and station facilities. In addition, mobile phone charging points are now available on the concourse, touch screen and self-service ticketing machines have been installed across the concourse; the stairways to the subway have now been divided into two way systems to improve the flow of passengers during peak times.

In a route study by Network Rail, it was proposed that new platforms could be built on the western side of the station to meet expected demand in the future. [22]

In March 2019, it was revealed that there were plans, as part of the East Coast improvement programme in Control Period 6, to add an additional platform at Doncaster. [23]

Accidents and incidents

Services

Seven train operating companies call at Doncaster, which is the highest number of companies in the UK and is also equal in number only to Crewe, and Edinburgh Waverley in the UK. Their off-peak weekday service patterns are as follows:

CrossCountry [25]

East Midlands Railway [26]

Grand Central [27]

Hull Trains [28]

London North Eastern Railway [29]

Northern Trains [30]

TransPennine Express [31]

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
CrossCountry
Retford or
Newark Northgate
  London North Eastern Railway
London – York/Newcastle/Edinburgh
  York
Newark Northgate   London North Eastern Railway
London – Edinburgh/Scotland express
  York
Retford or
Newark Northgate
  London North Eastern Railway
London – Doncaster
 Terminus
Grantham
or
Peterborough or
Retford
  London North Eastern Railway
London – Leeds
  Wakefield Westgate
Newark Northgate or
Grantham
  London North Eastern Railway
London – Hull
One train per day
  Selby
Terminus East Midlands Railway
Retford   Hull Trains
London – Hull/Beverley
  Selby
TransPennine Express
Northern
Terminus Northern
Peterborough or London
King's Cross
  Grand Central
West Riding
  Pontefract Monkhill
or
Wakefield Kirkgate
 Future Services 
Sheffield   Northern Connect
Sheffield – Hull
  Hull
Sheffield  TBA
Northern Powerhouse Rail
  Hull
  Historical railways  
Terminus  Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint   Bessacarr
Line open, station closed
Rossington
Line open, station closed
  Great Northern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Arksey
Line open, station closed

See also

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