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X78 Sheffield to Doncaster

A Bus ride from Sheffield to Doncaster

An interesting ride through South Yorkshire. Giving a mixture of Industrial, modern retail, ancient history, and beautiful countryside.

Take the X78 from Sheffield bus station operator First journey time about 1 hour 15 mins frequency about every 10 minutes this is a high frequency service.
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Sheffield bus station.

Waiting to depart from Sheffield bus station.

Castle square Sheffield city centre

Castle Square Sheffield city centre. Castle square tram stop can be seen in this shot.

Wicker archers Sheffield.

Approaching Sheffields Wicker Archers along the wicker. The bridge carried the old Great Central railway from London Malarybone to Liverpool and is also the site of the now dissused Sheffield Victoria station. Victoria station shut in 1970. The Great Central railway used the now dissused Woodhead railway to cross the pennines to Manchester and Liverpool.
This route gets a mention on my
train ride from Huddersfield to Sheffield page.
To see more on the electric locomotives usrd on the Woodhead Railway see my piece on the
Museum of Science and Industry style

The route we have used to this point from Sheffield bus station is the same as my
bus ride from Sheffield to Barnsley
we part company just after the bridge

Sheffield Forgemasters

Passing through Sheffield Forgemasters steelworks.

Approaching Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

Approaching Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

Meadowhall Interchange

Meadowhall Interchange. Meadowhall has its own bus station and railway station. Some National Express coaches stop here and trains that stop here have a wide variety of destinations from as far away as Scarborough and Manchester Airport. It is also one of Sheffield's tram terminuses.

The Tinsley viaduct.

Leaving Meadowhall the Tinsley viaduct carrying the M1 motorway can be seen in this shot. We will be crossing under the M1 on our way to Rotherham
The M1 is used in my
Journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District day one Sheffield to Tan Hill
and my
bus ride from Leeds to Hull
and the M1 is crosed on my
bus ride from Wakefield to Leeds
and my
bus ride from Shefffield to Barnsley
and my
bus ride from Derby to Leicester

Approaching Rorherham town centre.

Approaching Rorherham town centre.

Rorherham bus station.

Rorherham bus station.

Approaching Hooton Roberts

Approaching Hooton Roberts.
Huddersfield before this picture was taken we passed the entrance to Thrybergh Country Park on our right hand side
to see more on this visit my

A visit to Thrybergh Country Park style

visit to Thrybergh Country Park style

Climbing out of Hooton Roberts towards Conisborough.

Climbing out of Hooton Roberts towards Conisborough.

Conisborough Castle.

An unexpected sight in Conisborough. Conisborough Castle. A bit of ancient history along the X78 route. The castle dates back to Norman times. For those wanting to visit the castle the X78 is a perfect way to get there.

an old norman keep

Dropping down from Conisborough Castle

Conisborough and the Don Valley

Heading away from Conisborough Castle

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Water tower Conisborough

Leaving Conisborough heading towards Warmsworth. Note the water tower on the left.

Crossing the A1M at Warmsworth The A1 is also known as the Great North Road.

Crossing the A1M at Warmsworth. Interestingly this section of the A1 was one of the first motorways in Britain known as the Doncaster bypass when it was built.
The A1 is used on my
bus ride from Berwick Upon Tweed to Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
and my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Day Sheffield to Tan Hill
and my
bus ride from Newcastle to Berwick
It is crossed in my
bus ride from Leeds to Hull
and my
bus ride on Yorkshire Coastliner from Leeds to York
and my
bus ride from Carlise to Newcastle

Balby Road Doncaster

Heading down Balby road heading into Doncaster.

Approaching Doncaster town centre.

Approaching Doncaster town centre.

Passing the Frenchgate centre in Doncaster town centre.

Passing the Frenchgate centre in Doncaster town centre.

Approaching Doncaster Bus Station

Approaching Doncaster Bus Station

Inside Doncaster bus station.

Inside Doncaster Bus Station.

Once in Doncaster the town centre is very pleasant and also has plenty of shops, eateries and the Frenchgate shopping centre. Doncaster also has arguably the best market in South Yorkshire.

The old great North road in Doncaster.

Doncaster town centre. In this shot we are looking south along what used to be the A1 Great North Road that runs from London to Edinburgh before the Doncaster bypass was built strange to think this is now a pedestrian precinct.

This route gets a mention on my
First and last bus stop in South Yorkshire page


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