The entrance to Doncaster train station and forecourt are being transformed into an open, vibrant, welcoming and easily accessible new arrival point for Doncaster.
The plans show our ambition and vision to transform the station forecourt.
The current plans include moving the car park to the old Royal Mail Sorting Office site. This would mean that the existing car parking space could be transformed and opened up into an attractive public space for all to enjoy. There will be a dedicated taxi rank, new car parking and easier drop off facilities. The plans will help ensure easier flow of traffic around the station as well as easier pedestrian access to the town centre. There will also be better access for cyclists and secure cycle parking.
To ensure that commuters are protected from all weathers, Virgin Trains, which manages the station, plans to invest £500,000 to create a contemporary glass canopy on the front of the station building.
The redevelopment of the station forecourt is being carried out in partnership with Virgin Trains and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE). In February 2017 the council secured £7 million of Sheffield City Region funding to transform the station forecourt, which will in turn attract investment and jobs into the region.