Grand Central: Bradford - Doncaster

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Masboroughlad

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I live in Leeds.

If I wanted to get a trip either from Bradford to Doncaster or vice versa with Grand Central, what would be the cheapest way to do it?

Happy to do a circuit Leeds - Donny - Bradford - Leeds (or vv), or go to Donny or Bradford and do a return trip.

Don't want to be hanging around for hours anywhere!

Just got a bit of time on my hands and fancy a day out with a go on a GC 180!
 
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It's hard to know the cheapest way due to the variety of possible options.

An adult Train DayRover will cost you £6.20 and covers all of the areas in green on this map. You'll then need a Wakefield to Doncaster return to use Grand Central - that is £8.70.

If you are travelling on a weekday, Grand Central trains go via Pontefract. You could use the Train DayRanger to get there, giving you over an hour on the Grand Central train. On a weekend, the trains do not go via Pontefract - you could get to Wakefield on GC using the DayRanger, giving about 45 minutes on GC.
 

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Just got a bit of time on my hands and fancy a day out with a go on a GC 180!
If travelling without long waiting times and at low cost is your priority, then this itinerary:
0953 Leeds - Bradford Int 1012
1022 Bradford Int - Doncaster 1207
1224 Doncaster - Bradford Int 1355
1405 Bradford Int - Leeds 1427
is available on weekdays with:
WY Metro Adult Train Day Rover £6.20 (no Railcard discount, half price for WY concessionary pass holders)
Wakefield Stns - Doncaster Anytime Day Return (SDS) £8.70
Total £14.90
If saving money is a priority then this itinerary:
0953 Leeds - Bradford Int 1012
1022 Bradford Int - Pontefract Mnkhl 1133
1249 Pontefract Mnkhl - Bradford Int 1355
1405 Bradford Int - Leeds 1427
is valid with the £6.20 WY Metro Adult Train Day Rover and allows time for a pub lunch in Pontefract.
 

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If travelling without long waiting times and at low cost is your priority, then this itinerary: is available on weekdays with: If saving money is a priority then this itinerary: is valid with the £6.20 WY Metro Adult Train Day Rover and allows time for a pub lunch in Pontefract.
Liking the look of that Brad - Donny one! What are refreshments like on board GC. Are they available between Brad and Donny and vice versa?

Thank you for the advice :D
 

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It's hard to know the cheapest way due to the variety of possible options.

An adult Train DayRover will cost you £6.20 and covers all of the areas in green on this map. You'll then need a Wakefield to Doncaster return to use Grand Central - that is £8.70.

If you are travelling on a weekday, Grand Central trains go via Pontefract. You could use the Train DayRanger to get there, giving you over an hour on the Grand Central train. On a weekend, the trains do not go via Pontefract - you could get to Wakefield on GC using the DayRanger, giving about 45 minutes on GC.

Thankfully they will be rerouted back via Pontefract at weekends from 15 September. I am planning to ride one from Bradford Interchange or Halifax to Pontefract once the class 180s have been refreshed.
 
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