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Adwick railway station

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 1967.

Adwick was reopened, with new platforms to the south-east of the original station site, by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and British Rail in 1993.


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 and an on-site ticket office.

Northern Rail run rail services to Doncaster twice-hourly and to Leeds and Sheffield every hour. Trains continue beyond Sheffield to Lincoln Central. 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—evenings (hourly) and on Sundays (two-hourly) the station is served only by the

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