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Trains to Doncaster

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday 05:15 - 20:00
    Friday 05:15 - 21:00
    Saturday 05:15 - 20:00
    Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 01302 362175


  • First Class Lounge description :

    Opening Hours

    • Mon-Fri 06:00 - 20:45
    • Sat 06:00 - 20:45
    • Sun 08:00 - 20:45



    Platform 3A

    Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges

    Tickets Accepted 

    • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
    • Any First Class Anytime ticket valid for travel on the Virgin Trains East Coast route
    • Any Virgin Trains East Coast First Class packages
    • Virgin Trains East Coast First Advance (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Reader Offer (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Flat Fare (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast Self Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed VTEC/VTEC & connections)
    • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
    • Weekend First

      Restricted tickets

    • All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Caledonian Sleepers


    Toilets, Newspapers.


    Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits




    Not available

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.


  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on concourse


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 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
  • Car parking charges :
    Per Hour£1.20
    Three Monthly£475.00
    Per Hour£2.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 62
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Within car park

  • Cycle storage notes :

    CCTV is via British Transport Police office.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Advance booking not required

Trains to Doncaster


Station Court, Doncaster, DN1 1PE
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 05:15 - 20:00
Friday 05:15 - 21:00
Saturday 05:15 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00