Amended timetable with services operating between Derby and Matlock.

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Welcome to the

Derwent Valley Line

Discover the Derwent Valley, a place that all the family can enjoy, with intriguing cities and market towns, theme parks, outdoor pursuits, mills and museums, historic houses and gardens and much more.

Plan Your Journey

Plan your journey on the scenic Derwent Valley Line train service between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock.

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Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

Discover the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site between Derby and Matlock Bath. The World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes in Derby, Belper and Cromford, which can be accessed from their local station.  These include some of the world’s first ‘modern’ factories, where water power was first successfully harnessed for textile production – a milestone in the Industrial Revolution.

The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, celebrates the area’s rich history of innovation.   This brand new contemporary space will tell Derby’s 300-year history of making to inspire new creativity.

Strutt’s North Mill tells the story of the Strutt family’s thriving cotton spinning industry and how a Belper mill apprentice became the ‘Father of the American Industrial Revolution’.

Cromford Mills. home of Sir Richard Arkwright. Explore how this remarkable mill site changed the world we live in today with a guided tour and trip inside the visitor centre, cafes, shops and nature walks.

Derwent Valley Mills Museum of Making Strutt’s North Mill Cromford Mills Views from the Train Window
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Peak District National Park

Peak District National Park – Britain’s first National Park.  Discover countless views, hills to hike, stately homes to explore, lovely villages and bustling market towns, just a short bus ride from Matlock.

Places that can be explored by bus from Matlock include Haddon Hall and Bakewell using buses 6.1 or Transpeak, Chatsworth house and gardens on service 217 or discover Stanton Moor and Robin Hood’s Stride on bus 172.

A Derbyshire Wayfarer may be the best option for your day out, enabling you to explore by train and bus.

Peak District National Park Explore More By Bus Derbyshire Wayfarer
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Tickets & Timetables

EMR operate an hourly timetable with a travel time of typically 34 minutes between Derby and Matlock and 65 minutes between Nottingham and Matlock. There are different rail ticket offers available, some of which can be used on local bus services so you can explore even more.

There are different rail ticket offers available, some of which can be used on local bus services so you can explore even more.

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@watfordgap @Millie_Dawson27 Agree a great way to promote sustainable travel. Our digital transport & tourism displ… https://t.co/Ne1OZkSYgB

27 January 2022

RT @CommunityRail: Today the @MuseumofMaking held a railway themed day, so our friends from @DVLrail @NorthStaffsCRP & @EMCommunityRail wer…

22 January 2022

Have our stand all ready for tomorrow's Full Steam Ahead event @MuseumofMaking Looking forward to promoting our sc… https://t.co/StpuE56EHX

21 January 2022

RT @DVMillsWHS: If you’re planning a journey on the Derwent Valley Line through the WHS, you can now download our Views from the Train Wind…

21 January 2022

RT @watfordgap: Good to see progress on restoration of @DerbysWildlife Aqueduct Cottage. It's got a roof now! Towpath is pleasingly accessi…

30 December 2021

There are great discounts for school groups to take the train to Cromford as part of their educational activity day… https://t.co/H8HKamlEpb

8 December 2021

Given a lovely card of 1950s #Cromford station today by Nigel one of our station adopters. It's from a painting by… https://t.co/aIeGGUP7dC

3 December 2021

Between today's rain showers installed the first of our new, branded rail partnership information boards at Matlock… https://t.co/W8H55bNow7

1 December 2021

RT @DVMillsWHS: If you’re planning a journey on the Derwent Valley Line through the WHS, you can now download our Views from the Train Wind…

24 November 2021

With #LongEaton Station Adopters today planting up the platform baskets for the winter. @EMCommunityRailhttps://t.co/AmkRbvDM96

23 November 2021