The bus station is across one busy road and is definitely not a 7-minute walk. It's less than 250 metres from the train station main entrance to the bus station and there is a deisgnated walkway between the two. Personally I really like the decoration outside the station, it feels welcoming and is a really attractive introduction to the city!
25 reviews of Sheffield Station in English
Small and easy to negociate, considering the size of the destination. Very handily located within the city too
Whilst the station building itself may not be the most attractive the water features that meet your eyes as you exit the station are quite stunning.
Since it's been renovated the station is now well trendy with the fountains outside the station. I like the destination boards inside the station, which a large and clearly visible, there is an off licence and other shops selling food & drink and there is a tramlink connected to the station which connects you to the city centre, the suburbs and Sheffield Wednesday FC.
The only sour point about the station was that I was attacked by a rival football fan there at plaform 4a on 11th September 2004, I sustained bad back injuries as a result.
A good interchange with plenty of readable signs, unfortunately the signs are mostly written in English.
Platform access is easy to reach by stairway for those who feel energetic or by lift for the not so energetic and then by walkway bridge to platforms on either side of railway tracks. The platforms are clean and have cafes and public toilets, waiting rooms and baby-changing facilities.
To the rear of the Station there is access to the very popular Supertram.
The only letdown to Sheffield Station is the outside forecourt at ther front of the Station, it's simply a waste of a lot of space taken up by water features, fountains, mini waterfalls. I think this area would better have served as the city's bus station, instead you have a seven minute walk to endure to reach the bus station and you are forced to cross two very busy highways.
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laurajane1, 20 August 2010:
A very nice station, looks amazing at night too with the blue lights, however, extrememly disappointed with the road leading up to the station…. theres only one exit route, so theres a big line of traffic a lot of the time when your getting dropped off or picked up. This is a real problem if you have luggage or are disabled as you cant just jump out of the car and run towards the platform for your train as many people do. I have a disability and have missed my train a few times, as it takes a long time for the car to get to the front entrance, and thats even when iv got there 30mins before my train time. Its ridiculous, it worked perfectly fine when the taxi rank was on the otherside and they had two exit points, they’ve just caused traffic and chaos which there was no need for….who planned it and didnt account for this problem!??
Miles better than it used to be! Stepping off the train here makes me know I’m home. Now segregated from the main road by a massive fountain that is an attraction in itself. Great views of the good and bad of Sheffield - the modern centre and the Park Hill flats.
Thank goodness it has now been renovated. Looks quite good once more and an excellent entry point for newcomers to the city. Has most things you’d need before (or after) along train journey. Not as big or as hectiic as many stations in similar sized cities which is always good.
A good city train station that has benefitted from significant investment over the years.
There are about a dozen platforms connected by a bridge; at one end of the bridge is the main station entrance (shops, ticket hall etc), and at the other is a tram station for local tram services. Three cheers for an integrated transport system!
The signage around the station is on the good side of average and the station staff are helpful and friendly.
All in all the station has a bright feel to it and is a good example of its type.
A very good place to go as it has been recently modernised, the staff are very friendly and helpful, they will tell you which is the quickest train to get on for your journey without even needing to ask! There are a few shops, though not many compared to somewhere like Manchester station. The platforms are easy to get around and it is located extremely close to the tram stop.
For a city Sheffield’s size the train station is fairly small despite recent renovations to the station. The station is looking great at the moment with update ticket offices, toilets, platforms, shops and cafes and feels modern despite been housed in a Victorian building. The facilities are brand new and the staff at the station are helpful but the toilets are usually untidy. Due to the stations size it can get very busy a peak times (between 7 and 9 in a morning and 4 and 7 in the evenings) and is fairly busy at weekends too. The platforms are fairly exposed to the elements and very cold in the winter with some sections of the platform completely exposed. The biggest problem is dropping off and picking up people from the station which should be avoided at all costs. There is only a small area for cars near to the station part of which is shared with taxis so it can take ages if the traffic is particularly bad. An effort to reduce the traffic has been made with the near by car park offering 30 mins free parking to reduce congestion. Sheffield bus station is across the road from the train station which is very convienant. Sheffield stations has a lack of facilities and the traffic situation is a problem but it is a modern adequate station.
Station has finally finished the refurbishment which seems to have taken forever! Facilities are a lot better and now has the same shops as other main city centre stations. More appealing to look at as well, but picking up anyone in a car is always a nightmare as it gets so busy.
When I first came to Sheffield and walked out of the train station, the view was so depressing that I wondered whether I'd made the right move. However, the modernisation has made vast improvements, and it's now a pleasant place to be, and the new water feature and pedestrianised area is a much better vista to exit to. The large screen displaying train times and stops is also much more preferable than the previous poky little screens.
There are a few shops and cafes in the station, including a handy M&S which is open till 10pm at night and so is useful for picking up a pint of milk and a snack on your way home. Get yourself a free BITE card (www.bitecard.co.uk) if you intend to spend any time in the station cafes, as it gives you 20% off.
Bear in mind that if you stand still for any moment in the station, you will be approached by someone asking for money. If someone says they have lost their train fare and need to get back to their sick child, chances are, they haven't. :o)
The station is less of a pleasure for anyone collecting passengers from it, as parking is a nightmare, plus the vehicle access into the station is not so well designed and usually results in queues of beeping taxis and cars.
Sheffield Station was modernised not too long back and is much improved on what it once was. being spaciouse it never feels too busy and walking out the front doors you are greated by the newest addition to the station, its multi tierd water feature and steel waterfall wall.
the water feature also lights up at night imitating a fire effect at one point and producing steam.
The station is just a 5 minute walk away from the town centre and the nearest hotels. just a little more then that. or you can catch a taxi from its dedicated taxi rank which has a heated waiting area on the unlikely event that no taxis are available)
The platforms while old fashioned are clean and looked after, 8 platforms in all with a few stores in the main section of the stations (whs smiths, whistle stop, burgerking M&S and a coffee bar).
While not as large as some of the other stations round the country the space is utalised just right.
A really nice welcome to sheffiel when you come out of the train station.
Sheffield train station has been recently modernised and they,ve done a splended job, especially outside where theres a fantastic long waterfall feature, and outdoor seating area.
Aswell as a large ticket office theres a few shops and a newsagents to purchase any snacks or drinks for your journey.
One thing i miss is the old pub that they used to have but apart from this its fine.
An excellent station since its rennovation a couple of years ago. The station is surely home to the best welcome than any other city in the country, with the stunning Sheaf Square.
Tram’s can be caught to all areas of the city from behind the station, and there is a very busy taxi rank just outside. To add to this the bus station is just over the road too!
One bad point however, is the distance you have to walk to the shops in the city centre, as the station isn’t too central compared to others (i.e Birmingham New Street etc.)
Since the recent redevelopment of the area this has really improved. The water feature outside makes such a good impression for the city when you walk out of the station. There’s a good selection of shops/cafes for food and drink too.
The staff seem friendly though i don’t usually have much contact with them as i buy my tickets on line.
Its also well served by the Supertram and over the road from the bus station.
Well-served by the local tram network, the nearby bus station and the endless taxis, Sheffield Station is looking good these days! Beware - parking is still a nightmare if you’re wanting to leave your own car, or pick up someone else. The new concourse at the front is lovely though.
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