Robin Hood Airport had opened at Finningley, now devoid of RAF activity, in 2005.
The X4 from Doncaster thus became the ONLY bus service to the Airport running every 30 minutes.
Then, from 3rd September, Stagecoach started their service 737 from Sheffield ...
Remember those trains, running to a temporary platform. It is proposed to spend £150 million on a dedicated station and branch line from Doncaster, presumably using most of the old trackbed.
Steve Gill, chief executive of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: "Doncaster Sheffield Airport is one of few regional airport sites in the UK which offers unconstrained physical and airspace capacity with the existing runway able to accommodate a throughput of 25 million passengers per annum, providing an international gateway serving the east side of the country."
"An airport station could mean London is less than 80 minutes train travel away, and in many places quicker than travelling across to Heathrow or Gatwick on already congested routes."
A study is under way. Thanks Steve!