Rotherham Central Station is a two-platform station served by Northern Rail and can be reached from both regional and local towns via direct train routes. Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, is easy to reach from Sheffield or York via the Dearne Valley Line or from Hull via the Sheffield-Hull line. The Wakefield Line, which runs from Leeds to Doncaster, can also be used to board trains to Rotherham. To reach Rotherham from London passengers can change at Doncaster or Sheffield. Rotherham Central Station was modernised in 2012 via an £8.5 million investment and facilities include a waiting room, car park and a taxi rank. The station is conveniently located in the town centre where it's easy to board further transport for your onward journey.
Rotherham is a large town with a population of over a quarter of a million. It forms part of the Sheffield urban area and locals enjoy the amenities of city life in Sheffield as well as convenient links to nearby Barnsley and Doncaster. The 'Rotherham Renaissance' in 2007 saw the town regenerated and it's now vibrant centre offers an array of cafes, shops and restaurants at the Keppel Wharf and Old Market as well as a new leisure centre on the waterfront. The Civic Theatre and Arts Centre offers a busy diary of cultural events whilst nightlife tends to centre around the Westgate area. For families the Magna Science Adventure Centre is an essential attraction as well as the Clifton Museum and the Boston Castle. Once a year the 'Rotherham by the Sea' event brings a beach to the town centre whilst the Rotherham Rocks fashion show and the Rotherham Show are also popular annual events. Rotherham enjoys excellent transport links with the rest of South Yorkshire and beyond, and retains its own identity whilst enjoying the fruits of nearby Sheffield.