Location type

Major station

Name and dates


Station code: DON National Rail
Where: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England
Opened on the Peterborough to Doncaster Line (Great Northern Railway).

Chronology Dates

  /  /1849Great Northern Railway
Peterborough to Doncaster via Lincoln and Boston opened.
  /  /1850Great Northern Railway
Doncaster to York via Askern (immediately north-west of Doncaster on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) opened. GNR uses L&Y line from 4 miles north of Doncaster to Knottingley.
16/03/1951Great Northern Railway
14 are killed when a York to London King's Cross express derails at Doncaster on badly a maintained crossover.

News items

28/09/2023Network Rail and Freightliner open a brand-new operational training academy in Doncaster [Network Rail]
25/07/2023DB Cargo UK grounds electric fleet following rocketing electricity prices [RailTech]
02/05/2023Growing Rail Freight [Rail Engineer]
06/01/2023Crewe's record-breaking 91 saved for Boness museum [Rail]
30/11/2022Plans to re-open Don Valley Line and Askern Line in Yorkshire and restore passenger trains [Yorkshire Post]
30/07/2022Hitachi rail workers to strike [RMT]
09/03/2022RMT condemns fire and re-hire proposals at Wabtec Doncaster [RMT]
22/06/2021Doncaster terminal offers customs clearance for Channel Tunnel rail freight [Railway Gazette]
05/04/2021Remembering Sir Nigel Gresley, One Of Britains Finest Engineers [Northern Life]
25/02/2021New steam loco builds up steam [Railstaff]