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

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

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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Follow our updates on Twitter for news from the Derwent Valley Line CRP

RT @VisitDerby: Celebrate the official launch of the @MuseumofMaking as part of @derbyfeste this Friday The museum and @derbymuseums and A…

21 September 2021

RT @DCCEnvStudies: Plan your journey on the scenic Derwent Valley Line train service between Derby and Matlock travelling through this outs…

21 September 2021

RT @scarthinbooks: Thank you for visiting us @ScarthinBooks. #Cromford is only a couple of bus stops from Matlock Bath (railway stations,…

18 September 2021

RT @DCCEnvStudies: Visiting Cromford soon? Why not download the sketch book and use it to inspire and capture your visit to Cromford Mills,…

18 September 2021

There are many more places for #DaysOutByRail featured at plus the new Views from the Train…

15 September 2021

Trains from @EastMidRailway will be running hourly between Derby and Matlock for the opening evening of the fabulou…

10 September 2021

RT @TBelper: This Sunday (September 12th) we are looking forward to an amazing line-up of musicians and talks across the #Belper Market Pla…

10 September 2021

Matlock's @DeceptionRooms are just a 5 minute walk from the station in the centre of town. There are also lots of r…

10 September 2021

@town_belper Thanks for including our new website with lots of useful information about Belper station plus local w…

9 September 2021

This Sunday, Belper Station Adopters will have a stall at the @TBelper Eco Market. Pop along and find out more abou…

9 September 2021