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This station is adjacent to the large Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. The station is on the main line from Sheffield to Doncaster / Leeds and also on the start of the spur to Barnsley, and on to Huddersfield/Leeds
Meadowhall is not a place one would purposely go for photos as there are better places nearby, however its alright for an hour or so if you need to avoid shopping!
Railway type and traffic
This is a main line, expect to see 158s, 156s, 153s, 150s, 144s, 142s and Cross Country 220s/221s. East Midlands Trains provide an early morning service from Barnsley (Class 222) and there are also HSTs which pass through later in the day (St Pancras-Leeds)
There is little freight although you may sometimes see a couple a day. This station is the terminus of the Sheffield supertram line, with frequent trams to and from the city.
This station is quite safe, I have never had a problem there, it is staffed and is always busy due to the popularity of the Meadowhall shopping complex.
Meadowhall shopping centre is easily signposted from the M1, follow these signs, park in the car park and then there are a few ways of getting to the station, I always go through Marks and Spencer in the Shopping centre, and then walk over a big white bridge to the station, which is also a bus interchange.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Meadowhall map co-ordinates
You can leave your car in the Meadowhall centre car park, beware of the times the centre shuts though, because the car park will be locked at this time. There are loads of places to park, so do not worry about spaces.
Meadowhall is easy accessible by Public transport, trains that stop at Meadowhall are to be caught from; Sheffield, Rotherham, Swinton (S.Yorks), Leeds, Manchester, Grimsby, Doncaster, Stockport, you can easily go the Doncaster or Sheffield and change there, as they both are nearby and have good transport connections. See Arriva Trains Northern
and Transpennine Express
for train times. There is also Sheffield supertram and the buses, check out the SYPTE
website (South Yorks Passenger Transport Executive).Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are toilets on platforms 1 and 2, along with vending machines and a hot drinks machine.
Meadowhall also has a huge food hall with loads of food shops like McDonalds / Pizza hut as well as some non fast food places.
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Light is not usually a problem as there are four platforms, 2 main and 2 on the Barnsley branch. Videoing is fine too, you can just move around as the sun moves.
Beware of fast trains!
General views - All photographs © Jordan Allen unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south east
Fig 2 - Looking north west
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