Adwick railway station
Old Adwick Station in early 2004
|Local authority||Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|March 1866||Station opens as Adwick|
|1867||Station renamed Adwick-le-Street and Carcroft|
|1 May 1880||Station renamed Carcroft and Adwick-le-Street|
|6 November 1967||Station closes|
|11 October 1993||New station opens as Adwick on new site|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Adwick from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Adwick railway station serves the communities of Adwick-le-Street and Carcroft, in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Located on the line linking Leeds to Doncaster via Wakefield, immediately south-east of the point where it passes beneath Church Lane, the present station is the second to serve Adwick: the first, the main building of which still stands, lay on the other side of the present road bridge.
Opened in March 1866 as an intermediate stop on the West Riding and Grimsby Railway's main line from Wakefield Westgate to Doncaster, the station was at first called "Adwick-le-Street and Carcroft"; the name was changed in 1880 to "Carcroft and Adwick-le-Street".
The station's main building, which still stands today – though no longer part of the present station – comprised a booking office, waiting room, and station master's house. Situated on the Doncaster-bound (up) platform, it was constructed of rock-faced stone, with hipped roofs and a spire which was part of the living quarters. The Leeds-bound (down) platform was served by a small wooden, enclosed waiting shelter. This station was closed for goods traffic in June 1965 and for passengers in November 1967.
The station is listed as being unstaffed on the National Rail website, but it has a staffed travel centre (run by SYPTE) that sells rail tickets. There are waiting rooms, CIS displays and timetable poster boards on both platforms; step-free access to both sides is via a ramped footbridge at the north end or lifts in the other footbridge at the south end.
Within reach of the A1 Junctions 37 and 38 and just off the A638, Adwick station provides a park and ride for Doncaster and a commuting station for Wakefield and Leeds. The station has ample free parking.
Northern operate rail services to Doncaster twice-hourly and to Leeds and Sheffield every hour. Trains to and from Sheffield terminate here, with the DMU operating them running empty to nearby Skellow Junction to reverse. The Sheffield service runs only Monday to Saturday daytime — in the evenings (hourly) and on Sundays (two-hourly) the station is served only by the Doncaster to Leeds stopping trains.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
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