Meadowhall Interchange

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This article is about the modern station near to and serving Meadowhall Shopping Centre. For other uses, see Meadowhall station (disambiguation).
Meadowhall Interchange National Rail Supertram (Sheffield)
Meadowhall Interchange
First TransPennine Express 185 149 at Meadowhall; June 2011
Place Sheffield
Local authority City of Sheffield
Coordinates 53°25′00″N 1°24′51″W / 53.4167°N 1.4141°W / 53.4167; -1.4141Coordinates: 53°25′00″N 1°24′51″W / 53.4167°N 1.4141°W / 53.4167; -1.4141
Grid reference SK390912
Station code MHS
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms National Rail - 4
Sheffield Supertram - 2
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2007/08 Decrease 1.221 million
2008/09 Increase 1.695 million
2009/10 Increase 1.812 million
2010/11 Increase 1.934 million
2011/12 Increase 2.057 million
2012/13 Increase 2.125 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Travel South Yorkshire
Zone Sheffield & Rotherham
1990 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Meadowhall Interchange from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Meadowhall Interchange to the north of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England is a railway station, a Sheffield Supertram stop, and bus station. It is close to junction 34 on the M1, and serves Meadowhall Shopping Centre. There is direct access to the shopping centre via a covered footbridge over the River Don.

The railway station has four platforms: Platforms 3 and 4 for the Penistone and Hallam Lines, from Sheffield to Huddersfield and Leeds respectively via Barnsley, and platforms 1 and 2 for the lines towards Rotherham Central and Doncaster:

  1. to Sheffield, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Lincoln Central
  2. to Doncaster, Leeds via Wakefield Westgate, Cleethorpes, Scunthorpe, York, Goole, Hull, Bridlington and Scarborough
  3. to Sheffield, Chesterfield and Nottingham;
  4. to Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley.

The station is in the PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together at a saving. Meadowhall is in the same zone as Sheffield station.

The bus station is served by buses from all over South Yorkshire and beyond.

The Supertram stop is the north eastern terminus of the yellow route, and is served by trams from the city centre, Middlewood, and Herdings Park (limited purple route service).

The station allows onward commuting to Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster with free parking.

The station is covered by a Ditra Systems Public Address System (PA), voiced by Phil Sayer.


Side Platform
Platform 4 Northern towards Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley
Platform 3 Northern towards Chesterfield, Sheffield and Nottingham
Side Platform
Side Platform
Platform 2 TP/Northern towards Cleethorpes, Rotherham and Doncaster
Platform 1 TP/Northern towards Manchester Airport, Sheffield
Side Platform

Sheffield Supertram services[edit]

Meadowhall is the eastern terminus of the yellow route on the Sheffield Supertram. During the daytime trams operate to Sheffield city centre and Hillsborough with some additional services on the purple route to Herdings Park via the city centre.

Bus and coach services[edit]

Bus interchange and footbridge

Coach services operated by National Express Coaches and Megabus serve the bus station, offering services to destinations including London, Leeds, Newcastle, and various airports. Megabus use Stand M1 at the interchange for the following routes:[1]

  • M12 - Newcastle upon Tyne - London (Victoria)
  • M20 - Inverness - London (Victoria)
  • M20 - Newcastle upon Tyne - London (Victoria)

Other stations named Meadowhall[edit]

Other stations in the area have had the name Meadowhall.


Sheffield Supertram platforms at the interchange

TransPennine Express services between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport call hourly each way, as do the Sheffield to Hull and Nottingham to Leeds trains operated by Northern Rail. There is an additional Sheffield to Leeds via Barnsley fast service each way every hour during the day on weekdays and Saturdays. The station used to be served a single train to and from London St Pancras each weekday, but this was withdrawn in September 2008.

Northern also provide a half-hourly local service to Doncaster (and beyond) via Rotherham Central and hourly local links with Leeds via Barnsley and via Wakefield Westgate, to Huddersfield and to Lincoln Central via Sheffield and Retford. There are also two daily trains to York via Moorthorpe. These all combine to provide a frequent service to Sheffield (up to eight trains per hour for much of the day), which is further augmented by the Yellow line tram route and First South Yorkshire bus service X78.

Most of the listed routes run every two hours on Sundays, although there is a more frequent service to Doncaster (hourly local and half-hourly express), Cleethorpes and Hull (both hourly) and only a limited service to and from Lincoln. There are also two trains to York - one in the afternoon and a second in the evening.

Services operated by CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains regularly rush through the station, but do not stop.

High Speed 2, upon opening, will serve Meadowhall,[2] on a high-level viaduct station adjacent and parallel to the M1 motorway viaduct. As a result of the new viaduct, the platforms on the Sheffield to Hull Line (1 and 2) and Supertram platforms will be relocated. [3] A new Supertram line serving Meadowhall will be built to improve connectivity to HS2.[4]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
First TransPennine Express
Northern Rail
Northern Rail
Northern Rail
Northern Rail
Northern Rail
Northern Rail
Stagecoach Supertram
Terminus   Yellow Line   Meadowhall South/Tinsley
towards Middlewood or Herdings Park
  Purple Line
(Peak Hours Only)
Future services
East Midlands Hub   TBA
High Speed 2
  Leeds New Lane