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

Have your say on ambitious region-wide transport plans

4 January 2018

Consultation on the future of transport across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to go live next Monday, 8 January.

An online questionnaire, running until the end of March, will give people across the region the chance to have their say on the SCR’s ambitious draft Transport Strategy. The strategy aims to grow the regional economy by £500million, boosting economic growth by making it easier for people, particularly those in the most deprived areas, to get to work or places of education.

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