Trains to Meadowhall

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Meadowhall is an indoor shopping centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is located 3 miles northeast of Sheffield city centre and 2 miles from Rotherham town centre. It was opened in September 1990, and it offers 132,800 square metres of retail space able to accommodate up to 800,000 visitors. It is within the ten largest shopping centres in the UK. The shopping mall has on average 30 million visitors a year and it offers 280 high street brand stores including an Apple store, the Oasis Dining Quarter with several food and fast food outlets and an eleven‐screen multiplex cinema. The shopping centre is connected by bus, rail and tram services. Train services are the most efficient way to reach the Meadowhall shopping centre as they skip traffic and run on time. Passengers are can purchase train tickets to Meadowhall at the train station or online. Advance booking guarantees cheaper train fares and allows passengers to avoid unnecessary queues at the ticket office prior departure. Meadowhall train station has four platforms, the first two are located near the shopping centre on the Dearne Valley Line, whereas platforms 3 and 4 are located on the other side of the open‐air concourse on the Hallam and Penistone Lines. The light rail platforms, dedicated to tram services, numbered MEI1 and MEI2, are located immediately behind and parallel to platform 1. Since the cessation of off‐peak Purple Line services to Meadowhall Interchange, most tram services depart from platform MEI1. There are a total of sixteen stands at the bus and coach station, arranged into four main rows just outside the shopping centre. The town centre is accessible both by the region and the rest of the country. Meadowhall Interchange railway station is the second busiest train station after Sheffield. It is connected to the bus station and the shopping centre via a ramp and a walkway. It has a multiplatform railway station serving several routes to and from Doncaster, Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly. The four platforms are linked by a bridge with steps and a ramp to ease disabled and push‐chairs access. The station’s ticket office is located at the station’s entrance together with ticket vending machines. Other facilities include shops, toilets and waiting room. The railway station is patrolled by a CCTV security system. The surrounding area offers other attractions such as the Motorpoint Arena, Ice Sheffield, Don Valley Stadium and the English Institute of Sport on its 15‐minute journey.