Trains to Rotherham

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Rotherham is a large town situated on the banks of River Don in South Yorkshire. The town is located in between Doncaster and Sheffield. Respectively, Doncaster is 12.8 miles (20.60km) north-east from Rotherham centre, while Sheffield is 7.2 miles (11.58km) south-west. The town has Anglo-Saxon origins, with the Abbey ruins featuring multi-storey walls and monuments still visible in town. the ruins of Roche Abbey feature multi-storey walls, as most others are no more than foundations or a single storey of ruins following the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s.

The town attracts thousands of visitors each year thanks to the over two-hundred restaurants offering food from all over the globe as well as a vibrant shopping district featuring high street brands as well as an eclectic blend of independent shops selling everything from fresh locally grown produce to gift shops, vintage fairs and clothing boutiques. A multi-million-pound town regeneration scheme is bringing a modern outlook contributing positively to its economic development. Tourists travelling by train are advised to purchase train tickets to Rotherham in advance to benefit from early booking discounts. Advance train tickets can be collected prior departure from vending machines located at the railway station. Visitors arriving to Rotherham will find a town to be rich historic architecture, characterized by Rotherham Abbey and All Saints' Church located in the homonymous Square, it is characterized by a recessed octagonal spire. The Church was built in the 15th century, including parts from earlier Saxon and Norman structures making it a Grade I listed building. Chapel on the Bridge was built in the 15th century and it is in the centre of Rotherham, besides Chantry Bridge. The Chapel was used as a former town jail and tobacconist shop. It was restored in 1923 and it is now a tourist attraction. Visitors are advised
to take a stroll along the idyllic banks of River Don where they will find an array of beautiful riverside cafes and eateries. Rotherham truly caters for every palate offering hundreds of restaurants sprawled throughout the town. Organise a fun family day out, book train tickets to Rotherham and come and experience its famous eateries. Visitors looking for a relaxed dinner should head to the riverside or Bridgegate to enjoy fish and chips or seat in one of the several laid-back bistros. Rotherham offers a wide range of tourist attractions, such as Clifton Park offers funfair rides, adventure playground, water play area and gardens to entertain the little ones as well as a local-history museum hosted in a 1783 home. Families are advised to visit the Magna Science Adventure Centre, an educational visitor attraction, located in a disused steel mill offering bungee jumping as well as adventures. Historic vehicles lovers should visit the South Yorkshire Transport Museum to view historic cars, buses and trams. Whereas heritage lovers should head down to Wentworth Woodhouse, a stately home with private gardens combining baroque and Palladian architecture.

Rotherham Central railway station is well connected with Sheffield, offering frequent trains services running every 14 minutes. Passengers directed to Manchester are required to change in Sheffield. The train journey is approximately 90 minutes long. Rotherham is directly connected to Leeds with regular trains departing every hour. The train journey is just over one hour long. Passengers directed to York can benefit from the East Coast main line express intercity service that can take between 58 minutes to 70 minutes with passengers required to change at Doncaster station.

The town’s central railway station offers a half-hourly service on weekdays to Doncaster and hourly trains directed to Wakefield and Leeds. There are three trains per hour directed to Meadowhall and Sheffield, one of which continues to Retford and Lincoln. The Dearne valley Line offers a limited service to York that runs twice a day. On Sundays Rotherham station offers an hourly service to Doncaster, one train running every two hours directed to Leeds and two trains per hour to Sheffield and two trains directed to York via Moorthorpe. TransPennine Express also operates a limited service from and to Rotherham station that consists in one evening train per day running between Cleethorpes to Sheffield seven days a week.  On Sunday mornings an eastbound service operates from Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes. This service does not operate on weekdays. Passengers travelling from Rotherham central station can benefit from ticket office open 7 days a week, as well as self-service ticket machines to allow travelers to purchase or collect train tickets purchased in advance. A shop sells refreshments and toilets and baby changing facilities are available to travelers. Ramps for train access, wheelchairs and customer help points are available to passengers requiring accessibility aid. Outside the train station there is a car park offering 50 parking spaces free of charge and a taxi rank located at the forefront of the station. CCTV surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi operate at this train station.