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Rail first arrived in Barnsley in 1850, and the brand new transport network sparked a workers' revolution as men from the surrounding rural outposts flocked to the town to take up work with the burgeoning linen industry. For many, it was a short-lived venture and the industry diminished by the early 20th century. But the town's population had boomed and as a result many workers transitioned to the coalmines, which survived well into the 1980s.

Today, the town is a popular shopping and social hub with its famous food market - dating back some 750 years - a star attraction. Trains pulling into this friendly South Yorkshire town arrive in the Barnsley Interchange, a vibrant and modern, pastel green structure boasting numerous retail booths and a bus station - right in the centre of town. A short walk and you'll find yourself at Discovery Centre and Lamproom Theatre, all on the station's doorstep. For those in the mood for a Yorkshire stroll, grab a bus to Cannon Hall, based in 70 acres of historic parkland and gardens. It's the perfect setting for a picnic.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Barnsley station

Barnsley train station is mainly served by Northern trains. The most popular routes operated by Northern are from Huddersfield to Barnsley (50m), Sheffield to Barnsley (24m), Leeds to Barnsley (42m), and Nottingham to Barnsley (1h 24m).

Need more information about how to get to Barnsley by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Barnsley.

If you're planning to get to other cities in South Yorkshire by train, why not check out our dedicated guide to South Yorkshire trains for travel tips.

Barnsley train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Barnsley station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Barnsley railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving at Barnsley.

The station is accessed on either side and a footbridge with lifts connects both platforms. Toilets can be found inside the platform 1 concourse. The two concourses include various baby-changing facilities, toilets, cash machines, vending machines, and cycle storage, as well as 24/7 customer service staff. Several shops occupy retail units within the interchange including a pharmacy, espresso bar, and Subway.

Barnsley train station parking

Barnsley train station has one car park, which is near the main entrance. Step-free access is available here for wheelchair users.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Barnsley station open?

Barnsley station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Barnsley station?

Trains arrive in and depart from Barnsley station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Barnsley.

Are there toilets at Barnsley station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Barnsley station.

Are dogs allowed at Barnsley station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Barnsley station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Barnsley

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Barnsley station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeedsNorthern09:072On time
to SheffieldNorthern09:21On time
to LeedsNorthern09:38On time
to NottinghamNorthern09:43On time
to SheffieldNorthern10:00On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldNorthern09:062On time
from LeedsNorthern09:20On time
from SheffieldNorthern09:37On time
from LeedsNorthern09:42On time
from PenistoneNorthern09:57On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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