Redevelopment of Doncaster railway station forecourt moves onto next stage

Work transforming Doncaster railway station’s forecourt is set to move onto the next stage.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 2:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 8:38 am
Doncaster mayor Ros Jones

Construction work on a new layout for vehicle drop-offs will begin this week.

Completion of the new access layout means work will soon start on turning the existing parking area in front of the station into a public space.

The new area will feature a piece of public art and is aimed to be the focal point of the new gateway into Doncaster town centre as part of a £7.5 million scheme funded predominantly by Sheffield City Region funding.

An artist impression of the Doncaster train station forecourt redevelopment

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New traffic arrangements will see vehicles access the train station from Trafford Way and leave via West Street and the new junction on Cleveland Street.

As part of the new road layout the new taxi rank which sits next to the new glass canopy will be in operation.

A number of time limited car parking spaces will be available for passengers to be dropped off at the station.

Council bosses have said additional parking is available in the new car park at the former Royal Mail Sorting Office site on West Street which will also offer up to 20 minutes of free parking for drop-offs.

Doncaster mayor Ros Jones, said: “Progress with the redevelopment of Doncaster train station is moving forward at pace. The opening of the new road layout is crucial in that our attentions can now turn to transforming the forecourt into a stunning new public space. “Once the full scheme is completed in spring 2020, people arriving in Doncaster by train are going to be greeted by a wonderful new experience which showcases the direction Doncaster is heading in.

“The new gateway will welcome visitors from far and wide, attract new investment and deliver jobs and growth for the whole of the borough.”