Trains to Sheffield arrive at the main Sheffield Station which is located close to the main shopping, entertainment and university areas. Other stations in Sheffield include Woodhouse and the small Dore & Totley station which tends to take local services.
Sheffield Station is the main city station and it combines the railway station itself with the tram stop. With 9 platforms, Sheffield Station takes both terminating and through services. It's also South Yorkshire's busiest station and passengers rarely have to wait long for a service. Facing Sheaf Square, there are plenty of facilities and easy onward travel with bicycle storage, trams, a car park and a taxi rank.
You'll find plenty of services from London, Manchester, Nottingham, Harrogate, Leeds, Doncaster, York, Liverpool, Norwich and other popular towns and cities, including express services. These routes are serviced by Transpennine Express, East Coast, Northern and East Midlands Trains. The fast services between London and Sheffield take around two hours and are serviced by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and East Midlands Trains.
Sheffield city centre is largely pedestrianised and car parks tend to be expensive. Particularly with the city trams zig-zagging through the roads, it can also be difficult to drive if you aren't familiar with Sheffield's layout. Travelling by train is convenient and fast, with plenty of trains to Sheffield offered from all major surrounding towns and cities, and with the train station located just a short walk away from the main shopping area. Sheffield Station itself also has excellent facilities, including a waiting lounge, retail outlets, coffee concessions, accessible toilets, trolleys, digital information boards, newsagents, payphones and free WiFi.
The city offers plenty of hidden gems, some of which are entirely free to visit. For example, don't forget to see the wonderful Winter Garden glasshouse which is packed with tropical plants and the Millennium Gallery which is filled with fine local metalwork, art exhibitions and more. You can also take a short bus ride out of the city to visit the famous National Park Peak District and enjoy a superb pub lunch at one of the fine country pubs.
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