Doncaster Sheffield Airports proposes new train station to bolster London links

Written by Greg Parkinson

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has announced plans to open a train station, which will speed up its links with the South-East.

It is hoped that the Government will support plans for the new railway station, which would allow a travel time of only 90 minutes between the airport and London King’s Cross.

The airport’s senior management claims that the planned station would ease congestion on London rail routes as it would allow more people to fly from the quieter air space above Doncaster Sheffield.

In a report on the airport’s future entitled, The Vision for Transformational Growth, it is argued that: “Government support for these proposals would demonstrate a strategic and better balanced approach to the provision of future air capacity for the long term.”

It would cost an estimated £100m-£150m to re-align the nearby East Coast main line and create a station by the airport. The airport hopes to develop the scheme in partnership with the public sector.

Dan Fell, CEO of Doncaster Chamber said: “I think it’s incredibly exciting, it shows the scale of ambition from the airport and their owners, Peel. But, it shows the scale of ambition they’ve got not just for the airport itself but for the region and the airport as an economic asset that supports business growth in the area.

Mr Fell added: “This is a great chance for the Government to prove they are serious about reducing that North South divide and supporting a Northern Powerhouse.”

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