Fast market access by Rail

Operated by Freightliner, Doncaster International Railport is a 5 hectare (50,000 sq.m.) intermodal rail terminal, situated within close proximity of Doncaster’s primary logistics, warehousing and distribution sites, and forming a key component in the region’s multimodal offer to logistics and distribution companies.

The Railport handles 37,000 deep sea containers per year [23], providing rail freight connections between Doncaster and the major UK deep sea ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and Tilbury, via the Freightliner network.

Doncaster Rail Freight Connections to Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s Largest Container Port

Doncaster International Railport connects local importing and exporting companies to world trade via fast, frequent services to the Port of Felixstowe. 4 daily round-trip services currently operate between Monday and Friday, amounting to 20 southbound (export) and 20 northbound (import) services per week.

Passenger Rail Services

Doncaster Station is a major passenger interchange on the UK’s high-speed, north-south mainline (the East Coast Main Line, connecting London with Edinburgh).

The station provides fast, frequent connections to the UK and continental Europe, including:

  • London (King’s Cross) in 88 minutes
  • Over 45 trains to London daily
  • Frequent, fast daily services to all major UK cities

Doncaster Passenger Rail Services - Journey Times

Doncaster to:

Journey Times

Sheffield 0.22 mins
Leeds 0.37 mins
Manchester 1 hr 20 mins
Newcastle 1 hr 23 mins
Birmingham 1 hr 29 mins
London(kings Cross) 1 hr 28 mins

Tackling the driver shortage issue and keeping the UK moving

15 September 2017

RECRUITING HGV drivers is an ongoing issue in the UK logistics sector, there are lots of roles available but a lack of trained people to fill them. At Logistics and Distribution Group we could easily employ an extra 10/ 15 drivers per day and we know that we are not alone.

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