Conisbrough railway station

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Conisbrough National Rail
Conisbrough railway station.jpg
Platform 2
Local authorityDoncaster
Coordinates53°29′22″N 1°14′03″W / 53.489380°N 1.234170°W / 53.489380; -1.234170Coordinates: 53°29′22″N 1°14′03″W / 53.489380°N 1.234170°W / 53.489380; -1.234170
Grid referenceSK509994
Station codeCNS
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 84,046
2015/16Increase 95,756
2016/17Decrease 91,724
2017/18Increase 98,376
2018/19Increase 0.118 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETravel South Yorkshire
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Conisbrough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Station approach (1992)

Conisbrough railway station is a railway station in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England. The station is 4.75 miles (8 km) south west of Doncaster towards Sheffield. Nowadays it has two platforms and is served only by stopping services.

Situated to the north east of the station between the River Don and Conisbrough tunnel is situated a branch lay over line. This is used for freight to allow express services to pass. It has previously been used for commuter trains also allowing faster trains to pass. The branch has access to both Doncaster & Sheffield trains.


The original station was situated some 150 yards (140 m) to the east of the present station and had two sets of station buildings, one for the South Yorkshire Railway, its owners, and another for the Midland Railway, the operators of the first passenger service. Both had their own staff. This station was opened on 10 November 1849, the only station on the new line linking Doncaster and Swinton. This was closed in 1884 with the opening of the new station, built by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. The buildings were in that company's "double pavilion" style and all except the former Station Master's house, on the Sheffield bound platform, have been demolished.

The station, like Mexborough, was served by trains between Sheffield Victoria and Doncaster. The line closed south of Mexborough when most of the stations were shut down due to the Beeching Cuts.

Like Mexborough the station had three platforms with the Doncaster bound platform being an island. During Doncaster race meetings this platform was used for "ticket collection" to avoid congestion at Doncaster. In more recent times this platform was used for excursions which required an elongated stop for loading/unloading and could then enable another service to pass and use the other platform face.

In April 1993 the station received new signing as part of a general clean-up and was equipped with ramps to give disabled access to the Doncaster-bound platform. The new signs gave the spelling of the name as "Conisborough", however, these were replaced by 21 May with the spelling corrected.[citation needed] An extra set of steps were created from what was the old platform 3. This gave a direct access to The Earth Centre, Doncaster

The station had an upgrade in 2015 which saw the introduction of digital real time arrival and departure displays on each platform.[1] The platforms also received new shelters for the growing passenger numbers.


The station is unstaffed and has no ticket provision - all tickets must be purchased prior to travel or on the train. Shelters are provided on each platform and there are automatic train running announcements provided along with the CIS screens mentioned above. Step-free access is available to both platforms.[2]


All services from this station are operated by Northern. All services operate between Doncaster and Sheffield on a half-hourly basis, with one of the two trains an hour extending through to Hull via Goole, the other runs through to Adwick.[3]

Evenings and Sundays there is an hourly service towards both Sheffield and Doncaster.

Railway Clearing House diagram showing lines around Conisbrough in 1910.
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station


  1. ^ "Northern Rail Presentation to the Merseytravel Committee", 15 January 2015. Harrop, C & Bell, A p. 24; Merseytravel; Retrieved 25 January 2017
  2. ^ Conisbrough station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 January 2017
  3. ^ Table 29 National Rail timetable, December 2018


  • The South Yorkshire Railway, D.L.Franks. Turntable Enterprises 1971. ISBN 0-90284-404-0
  • Tales from the Signal Box, Part 2 Lowfield Junction, D.L.Franks. Forward, Journal of the Great Central Railway Society.

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