South Yorkshire Rail Station Improvements scheme

We’re working on a proposed package of improvements at rail stations in South Yorkshire to remove barriers to rail travel. We’re aiming to make rail travel more accessible for everyone by providing:

  • safe, secure and inclusive facilities
  • readily available information about services and 
  • a pleasant waiting environment.

Scheme proposals:

The £3.5 million investment at 11 stations in Barnsley and Doncaster, along the River Don and Dearne Valley Corridors, will: 

  • provide a consistent set of station standards 
  • encourage people to use alternative travel modes to their private car 
  • improve air quality, reducing our carbon footprint and cutting congestion, leading to health and social inclusion benefits.

Our proposals include improving station access, platform seating, CCTV, passenger information displays and signage, waiting shelters and rooms, as well as refreshed ticket offices, cycle storage and car parks.

Barnsley Council and Doncaster Council are also planning complementary improvements for access on foot and by bike, which will further enhance the scheme proposals.  

You can find out more about the proposals and the indicative scope of improvements at each rail station in Barnsley and Doncaster below.

Overview of proposals

The scheme will be delivered by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Northern and forms part of South Yorkshire’s £166 million Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme. The improvement works are planned to begin in early 2022.

Contact us

People who don’t have internet access can call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 to request an information pack.

To contact us with any questions about the proposals please email or call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.

pedestrian bridge over rail tracks