Guidance

Derwent Valley community rail line

Community rail line service between Nottingham and Matlock via Derby.

Documents

Derwent Valley Line: prospectus

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Derwent Valley Line: map

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Details

The Derwent Valley Line follows the Midland Main Line from Derby as far as Ambergate Junction and continues on to Matlock, following the course of the River Derwent. From Matlock the line continues through to Nottingham, serving local stations between these 2 East Midlands cities. Some freight services operate between Derby and Ambergate.

Route data

Region East Midlands
Locale Derbyshire
Stations 8
Length 17.25 miles
Journey time About 34 minutes — one way
Route type Primary / rural
Designation Line designation
Pilot project No
Designation date July 2006
Partnership Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership
Operator(s) East Midlands Trains

The Derwent Valley Line serves the following 8 stations:

  • Derby
  • Duffield
  • Belper
  • Ambergate
  • Whatstandwell
  • Cromford
  • Matlock Bath
  • Matlock

Community rail designation

The Derwent Valley Line was designated as a community rail line by the Strategic Rail Authority in July 2006. The designation covers the line and the passenger services between Derby, Ambergate Junction and Matlock. Apart from Derby, all stations listed above form part of the designation.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The Derwent Valley Line has been identified as part primary and part rural route within Network Rail’s London and East Midlands (I) strategic route plan.

The Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership

The Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership works to promote and enhance the Derwent Valley Line for residents and visitors.

The Friends of the Derwent Valley Line is the voluntary rail user group representing passengers and local communities.

Published 5 April 2006