Conisbrough railway station lies just a few miles south-west of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The station originally opened in the mid-19th century but was closed and moved 140 meters down the road a couple of decades later where it was run by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. Much of the original station buildings was demolished, but the former Station Master’s house still stands today. Interestingly, in the early ‘90s, the station was given new signage, though it was incorrectly spelt as “Conisborough”. It was quickly corrected. Today, the station and the trains that pass through are managed by Northern, though there is one TransPennine Express service each day. The tracks are also used by passing express freighter trains. It’s an unstaffed station with no facilities for purchasing tickets. If you plan to travel from Conisbrough, you’ll need to either purchase your tickets online in advance or onboard the train. There are two services every hour to Doncaster in 8 to 10 minutes throughout the day and Sheffield in 30 minutes.
If there’s ever a reason to visit Conisbrough, it’s the town’s spectacular 12th-century castle. It’s a romantic hilltop spot with surprisingly well-preserved ruins along with a museum and shop.
Travelling to other cities in South Yorkshire by train? Check out our dedicated guide to South Yorkshire trains for travel tips.