Doncaster train station opened in 1849, at the height of the industrial revolution. As well as handling freight traffic, it was home to the Great Northern Railway's Doncaster Plant, which produced famous locomotives, such as the Mallard and Flying Scotsman.
Today's station was constructed in 1938, and although the industry has declined, present-day Doncaster remains a key part of the north's rail network. The station has connections to London Kings Cross and to cities across the north and Scotland, as well as serving Robin Hood Airport via the Air Link 91 shuttle bus.
Modern Doncaster's main draws are its extensive shopping area, which is just east of the station, and its celebrated racecourse, whose calendar includes the St Leger Stakes and Racing Post Trophy. The course is part of a local racing history that stretches back centuries – you'll find it a mile and a half east of the station, easily reachable by taxi or bus.
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday||05:15 - 20:00|
|Friday||05:15 - 21:00|
|Saturday||05:15 - 20:00|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
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|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||MSCP Frenchgate Shopping Centre Forecourt and Exec|
|Carpark operator||Virgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast|
|Car parking spaces||573|
|Cycle storage spaces||62|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Within car park
|Cycle storage notes||<p>CCTV is via British Transport Police office.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Advance booking not required
|Weekdays||06:00 - 20:45|
Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges
Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits
Doncaster train station is mainly served by LNER and Northern trains. Frequent LNER services connect Edinburgh to Doncaster in 3h 10m and London to Doncaster in 2h 31m. Northern trains cover the routes from Leeds to Doncaster in 39m and from Sheffield to Doncaster in 32m.
Need more information on how to get to Doncaster by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Doncaster.
Want to know when your next train from/to Doncaster station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Doncaster railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Doncaster.
Doncaster train station has two entrances, one adjoining the Frenchgate Shopping Centre, another from Trafford Way. The eight platforms are accessed via lifts and a subway. Platforms 5-7 are bays - platform 5 is at the south end of platform 4, and 6-7 are at the north end. Platform 3 is divided into A and B platforms, with B to the north.
Doncaster train station has one multi-storey car park, which can be accessed from Church Street. This car park has 480 spaces and is for long-stay car parking.
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Doncaster 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.
Trains arrive into and depart from Doncaster 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 Doncaster.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Doncaster station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Doncaster station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.