6 reviews of Doncaster Railway Station in English
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Standard east coast line station – however, I’ve never just pulled into the station smoothly on a train. It always has to stop due to congestion etc! Think they might need another platform.
All in all though it does the job for trips up North
Doncaster station is a really well laid out railway station, and has the huge advantage of being one of the main stops on the east coast main line, so you get trains to London and the north several times an hour.
Inside there are the usual cafes, newsagents, ticket office etc. They’ve retained some of the original decor, but updated it recently to modern standards.
Parking isn’t the best as you have to go all the way into the main Frenchgate centre car park which is a bit away from the platforms, but if you’re just dropping off and picking up, you can stop right at the front door.
It’s also next to the bus station, the Frenchgate shopping centre and a Tesco supermarket, so it’s well located in terms of local facilities.
I hate public transport, but I quite like Donny station. It’s a great place if you’re a casual (i.e. without the anorak and log book) trainspotter such as my four year old, as there are loads of trains of all types passing through so there’s plenty to see all from the central platform.
It’s well located for the town centre with direct access to the shiny new Frenchgate Centre (albeit a little confusing if you don’t know where you’re going. Not that I got lost or anything…) and it’s miniature foodcourt, so if they station refreshments don’t take your fancy you can pop over for a spud or new handbag or something.
There is a small drop-off car park out the front which seems to be continually busy but is very handy, and long-stay parking is available in the Frenchgate car park above for - I think, don’t quote me - £6 a day. Or is it £12? Tesco and a small Sainsbury’s both within a couple of mins walk so you can buy your sarnies and Skol before you travel and get yourClubcard/Nectar points to boot. The bus station is right next door too, but I’m afraid that’s a step just too far for me.
Best bit for me is the lighting: gorgeous big globe lights which you see when you drive past at night. Very 1940’s Grand Central Station.
Doncaster Train Station has improved a lot since the modernisation of the station. Now with customer Lifts to all Platforms. The Station is a busy hub of travellers and commutors going to and from many destinations.
Staff on the Station are friendly and always visible if you need any assistance.
Toilet Facilities and Newsagents on the platforms. Snack bars selling hot and cold snacks, with friendly helpful staff.
Since the modernisation of the station you can now go to the Frenchgate shopping Cetre from just outside the main enterance.
There is Longstay and Short stay Parking at this station, A Taxi Rank is out side the main enterance and the Bus station is ten minute walk away.
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