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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

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
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameMSCP Frenchgate Shopping Centre Forecourt and Exec
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast
Car parking spaces573
Carpark charges
Annual£1420.00
Daily£12.00
Monthly£185.00
Per Hour£1.20
Three Monthly£475.00
Weekly£49.00
Daily£15.50
Per Hour£2.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces62
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Within car park

Cycle storage notes<p>CCTV is via British Transport Police office.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Advance booking not required

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:45

Opening Hours

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

 

Located

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

Facilities

Toilets, Newspapers.

Refreshments

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

Wi-Fi

Available

Showers

Not available

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.

Departures and arrivals from Doncaster

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Doncaster station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express19:423BOn time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway19:481On time
to LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway19:504On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway19:541On time
to Doncaster Airport BusTransPennine Express20:05On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CleethorpesTransPennine Express19:413BOn time
from Doncaster Airport BusTransPennine Express19:42On time
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway19:471Late
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway19:474On time
from EdinburghLondon North Eastern Railway19:521On time
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