Thorne South railway station

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Thorne South
National Rail
Thorne South railway station AB2.jpg
LocationThorne, Doncaster
Coordinates53°36′12″N 0°57′18″W / 53.6034°N 0.9549°W / 53.6034; -0.9549Coordinates: 53°36′12″N 0°57′18″W / 53.6034°N 0.9549°W / 53.6034; -0.9549
Grid referenceSE692123
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authoritySouth Yorkshire
Other information
Station codeTNS
Fare zoneDoncaster
ClassificationDfT category F2
2015/16Decrease 86,962
2016/17Increase 87,334
2017/18Decrease 83,840
2018/19Decrease 81,766
2019/20Increase 88,342
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Thorne South railway station is one of two stations serving the ex-mining town of Thorne in South Yorkshire, England. The station is 9.75 miles (16 km) north of Doncaster on the South Humberside Main Line. It is unstaffed, and the only passenger facilities are standard shelters on each platform.

The station was more substantial until the mid-1970s, with the westbound platform being an island, a subway linking the platforms and wooden buildings and canopies on each side (the platforms were also located slightly further east than now).[1] There was also a signal box - this was abolished when the line was resignalled in the early 1980s.

The other station in the town is Thorne North, which is served by trains towards Hull.


There is no ticketing provision here, so all tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. A dedicated, partially-surfaced area has recently[when?] been provided adjacent to the north side of the station offering a small amount of free car parking for rail users. Train running information is provided by timetable poster boards and telephone. A fully accessible ramped footbridge links the two platforms - this was opened in July 2013 by Network Rail to replace the old barrow crossing, which had been the scene of several "near misses" prior to a passenger being injured by a passing train whilst trying to cross the line in January 2013. The temporary structure erected immediately after the accident was then replaced by the current accessible bridge whilst the line was closed for repairs following the spoil tip collapse at Hatfield Colliery.[2]


The majority of services at Thorne South are operated by Northern Trains. Services run between approximately 06:00 and 23:15 Monday to Friday, and 06:00 to 22:15 Saturday.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3]

There is also a single daily service between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport which is operated by TransPennine Express. This service runs towards Manchester in the early morning and towards Cleethorpes in the late evening.[4]

No services call at this station on Sundays.

In February 2013 the line northeast of Hatfield and Stainforth station towards Thorne was blocked by the Hatfield Colliery landslip, with all services over the section halted. The line reopened in July 2013.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Northern Trains
Monday-Saturday only
TransPennine Express
Limited Service


  1. ^ "Memories of Thorne" History of Thorne website; Retrieved 20 January 2017
  2. ^ "Safety fears lead to new railway bridge" Doncaster Free Press news article 3 July 2013; Retrieved 20 January 2017
  3. ^ Table 29 National Rail timetable, May 2020
  4. ^ "South TransPennine Timetable". TransPennine Express. Retrieved 16 June 2021.

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