Trains to Scunthorpe

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Scunthorpe is a large industrial town in North Lincolnshire. It is located nearby Hull that is 18 miles northeast, Doncaster, 20 miles west, Grimsby 22 miles east and York 46 miles northwest. The town is third largest conglomeration in Lincolnshire after Lincoln and Grimsby. It is the largest steel processing centre in England. Scunthorpe is served by the homonymous train station that lies on the South TransPennine Line and that connects the town to Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes. The current station was built in 1928 to replace the former Frodingham station, located over half a mile to the east near the Brigg Road bridge, which was originally opened in 1864. Scunthorpe station is now located on Station road, a short walk from the town centre. The station offers a ticket office opened 7 days a week. From Monday to Saturdays from 05:45am to 7:30pm and on Sundays from 08:45am until 7:30pm. A self-service tickets machine operates at this station offering travellers the opportunity to skip queues to purchase tickets and the opportunity to collect pre-paid tickets. A public phone box is located near the entrance, while toilets and bike racks can be found on platform 1. The station offers waiting rooms of both platforms. Platform 1 serves eastbound trains directed to Grimsby and Cleethorpes as well as Northern trains directed to Doncaster. Northern services as well as TransPennine Express trains directed to Manchester run on Platform 2.

TransPennine Express trains operated an hourly train service eastbound to Cleethorpes and a westbound hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. Northern operates a local train service to Sheffield via Doncaster that calls at all intermediate stations. Some stopping trains terminate at Doncaster, whilst others run through to Worksop and Lincoln Central. On Sundays, train services are reduced. TransPennine Express trains run every two-hours each way in the mornings, the service operates hourly in the afternoon.

Travellers can access platform 2 using a footbridge. This platform is not accessible for wheelchairs or mobility-impaired passengers. There are ramps for train access, wheelchairs and designated staff on duty during daytime hours to offer support to passengers with accessibility requirements. Passengers wishing to travel with the bike on board are required to reserve a space prior departure. Bike spaces are free of charge. Passengers can benefit from a pay and display car park offering 45 spaces and 2 disabled parking spaces. CCTV surveillance services and Wi-Fi operate at this station.

To benefit from early booking discounts travellers should book train tickets to Scunthorpe in advance. Scunthorpe offers its visitors a range of attractions such as the Pods leisure centre, museum, galleries, craft centres, several clubs, pubs and bars. North Lincolnshire museum exhibits local history artifacts. It offers activities for kids and a tea room and gift shop for adults. Nature lovers should visit the Ashby Ville Nature Reserve featuring a woodland and wetland that offers the perfect habitat for wildlife. Visitors can benefit from walking trails across the reserve. Central Park offers a landscaped park with formal gardens and fountains. The site includes a playground and a seasonal splash pad for the little ones and a café selling refreshments. The town’s main shopping and entertainment area is about 10 minutes’ walk northeast of the station. The town benefits also from a Vue multiplex cinema that is conveniently located next to the bus station. Start planning your trip to Lincolnshire, book train tickets to Scunthorpe to experience all that the town has to offer, including music events hosted at The Bath Hall on Doncaster Road.