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Doncaster Station

Doncaster 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 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.

Station details & facilities

The 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. On Race Days have your tickets to hand as a manual checkpoint operates in the subway.