About Us

We are a partnership of local councils, train operators, station adoption and community groups encouraging greater use of the Derwent Valley Line rail service.

Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership

What we do

  • Promote rail as a sustainable, accessible and healthy means of travel in the Derwent Valley
  • Support the local economy by encouraging sustainable travel and working with the local business community.
  • Engage the local community in the railway including making stations more welcoming
  • Work in partnership to deliver station and train service improvements

Our impact

We have helped secure a more frequent train service and made our stations more attractive and welcoming in partnership with station adopters, local community and the rail industry.

Our work has helped to triple passenger numbers on the Derwent Valley Line between 2003 and 2019.  We are committed to people re-discovering the Derwent Valley Line and supporting social and economic development as Covid-19 conditions allow.

Our Funders

Our train companies are committed to Community Rail with dedicated staff,  providing core funding and offering project funding. View further information about East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry Trains community rail work on their websites.

Core funding is also received from Amber Valley Borough Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire County Council, who also administer the Partnership.

The Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership is  an accredited Community Rail Partnership. Community Rail Accreditation is formal recognition by the Department for Transport that a community rail partnership  operates to a high standard and with objectives and activities that are supported by Government.

The Partnership wishes to thank Community Rail Network, CrossCountry Trains and East Midlands Railway for funding towards this website.