Exciting new images showing how the entrance to Doncaster train station could be transformed into an open, vibrant, welcoming and easily accessible new arrival point for Doncaster have been revealed.
The current plans include moving the car park to the old Royal Mail Sorting Office site. This would mean that the existing car parking space could be transformed and opened up into an attractive public space for all to enjoy. There will be a dedicated taxi rank, new car parking and easier drop off facilities. The plans will help ensure easier flow of traffic around the station as well as easier pedestrian access to the town centre. There will also be better access for cyclists and secure cycle parking.
To ensure that commuters are protected from all weathers, Virgin Trains, which manages the station, plans to invest £500,000 to create a contemporary glass canopy on the front of the station building.
Residents, businesses and visitors to Doncaster are being asked for their views on the plans to transform the area immediately outside of the train station. A number of engagement events are being held across the town centre.
These events are an opportunity for the public to come and speak directly to those who are developing this project and share with them any thoughts they may have about the proposed designs.
The events will take place on:
- Friday 14th July at Frenchgate Centre (outside coop lands, under the escalator) from 9am to 5pm
- Tuesday 18th July at Doncaster train station forecourt from 7am to 10am and 3pm to 6pm
The redevelopment of the station forecourt is being carried out in partnership with Virgin Trains and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE). In February 2017 the council secured £7 million of Sheffield City Region funding to transform the station forecourt, which will in turn attract investment and jobs into the region.
Press release issued by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.