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Adwick railway station


Jan 5, 2022
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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.

Railway station in South Yorkshire, England
Not to be confused with Ardwick railway station.


Adwick Station in mid 2008
Location Adwick le Street, Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster

53.5719°N 1.1797°W / 53.5719; -1.1797

Grid reference SE544086
Managed by Northern
Transit authority South Yorkshire
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code AWK
Fare zone Doncaster
Classification DfT category F1
Key dates
March 1866 Station opens as Adwick
1867 Station renamed Adwick-le-Street and Carcroft
1 May 1880 Station renamed Carcroft and Adwick-le-Street
6 November 1967 Station closes
11 October 1993 New station opens as Adwick on new site
2016/17 0.198 million
2017/18 0.187 million
2018/19 0.171 million
2019/20 0.184 million
2020/21 26,534
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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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 November 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.

The station is listed as being unstaffed on the National Rail website, but it has a staffed travel centre (run by SYPTE) that sells rail tickets.[1] There are waiting rooms, CIS displays and timetable poster boards on both platforms; step-free access to both sides is via a ramped footbridge at the north end or lifts in the other footbridge at the south end.[2]

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.

Northern operates an hourly Doncaster to Leeds service that stops here. During Monday to Saturday daytime, an hourly service also operates between Adwick and Sheffield (with the DMU running empty to nearby Skellow Junction to reverse), thus providing a 2-train-per-hour service to Bentley and Doncaster. In the evenings and on Sundays (both hourly) the station is served only by the Doncaster to Leeds stopping trains.[3]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Bentley   Northern
Wakefield Line
  South Elmsall

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