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Derby
Station

Derby is a compact city providing a mix of vibrant shopping and culture.  There is lots to explore with a range of museums, leisure and entertainment venues.

Discover the new Museum of Making at The Silk Mill, regarded as the world’s first mechanised factory and the southern gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Visit the Derbion centre or the chic Cathedral Quarter for a range of High Street and independent shops and enjoy international cuisine or one of the many real ale pubs.

Derby station front
Station Facilities
  • Ticket Office and Ticket Machines
  • Step Free Access and Lifts Available
  • Parking
  • Toilets
Address

Derby Station
Railway Terrace
Derby
DE1 2RU

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Did you know?

The city’s mascot is the Derby Ram, a mythical creature from an 18th century song, which according to legend was ten yards high with enormous horns. This summer, discover a flock of 30 colourful and unique, 5ft rams on the Derby Ram Trail.

Passenger Facilities

Derby is a fully staffed station. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office or from ticket machines

There are lifts from both entrances to the overbridge and down to each platform. There is also a subway to platforms 1 to 5.

There are toilets situated on each platform

There are over 200 cycle parking spaces including a secure cycle shelter adjacent to the main station entrance accessed using key-fobs which are available for a one-off ‘nominal’ fee from the ticket office

Getting to and from Derby Station

Follow the signed walking route from opposite the front of Derby Station for a five minute walk into the Derbion Shopping Centre.

For a slightly longer riverside stroll or cycle into the city centre follow the Derby Riverside Path via Bass Recreation Ground and Derby River Gardens, to Cathedral Green and The Silk Mill.

The Pride Park exit passes the Derby Roundhouse and provides walking and cycling routes around Pride Park, including to Derby County’s football ground and the Derby Arena, which are a 15 to 20 minute walk from the station.

Parking at the Station

East Midlands Railway operate three large car parks, which include disabled parking.

There are variable parking charges available throughout the week in the different car parks, including standard, off peak, off peak evening and weekend pricing options.  The car park charges are available here

Local Bus Services from Derby (120 WORDS MAX)

From the bus interchange outside the main station entrance there are frequent buses into Derby City Centre, to other parts of the city and to East Midlands Airport.

Into the City Centre, services 1 and 1A run every 5 to 10 minutes. These buses also serve the south and east of the city including Allenton and Alvaston.  From Derby city centre, other bus services can be caught to areas throughout Derby and the surrounding area.

University of Derby operates services 6 Monday to Friday during University Term Time, with a 10 minute’ frequency during most of the day.

The Skylink service operates direct to East Midlands Airport 24/7 with buses every 20 minutes between 6am and 8pm Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday.

There are less frequent services to Aston on Trent (73) and Ashbourne and Kedleston (114) including one summer Saturday service direct to and from Kedleston Hall.

From London Road Community Hospital (5 minute walk from the station) the ‘Royal Derby’ operates Monday to Friday to the main Royal Derby Hospital every 12 minutes during most of the day.

Bus stop locations are displayed on the Onward Travel Map and bus timetables are available here.

When trains are replaced by buses. road replacement services operate from Roundhouse Road, outside the Pride Park entrance to the station.

Plusbus Derby

Derby PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel on participating operators’ services, around the urban area of Derby city

Day prices: Adult: £3.90         Child: £1.95     Railcard holder: £2.60

Season prices: 7-days £15.70            Month  £54.20

Child discount: 34% off adult prices (as shown above).

Buy PlusBus with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online (from train company websites and most other online rail ticket retailers)

Taxis

Taxis are usually available at the taxi rank at the front of the station. Advance booking is not normally necessary, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Albatross Cars 01332 345 345

City Taxis 01332 757 575

Western Cars Taxis 01332 331 331

Explore the area
Heritage & Museums

Museum of Making

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, celebrates the area’s rich history of innovation. 

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Heritage & Museums

Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery displays of paintings and artifacts of both local and international importance.

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Sport & Adventure

Alter Rock

Alter Rock is an indoor climbing and activity centre.

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Shopping

Cathedral Quarter

Derby's Cathedral Quarter is home to quality shopping and an abundance of bars and restaurants.

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Shopping

Derbion

The Derbion centre is a great mix of shopping, leisure and dining. 

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Nature & Parks

Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum was Britain’s first planned public park, and has a fine collection of historic trees, playground and café.

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Sport & Adventure

Derby Arena

Derby Arena offers fantastic sporting and cultural opportunities and a varied events programme.

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Culture & Entertainment

Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral has the second highest perpendicular church tower in England and a Peregrine Falcon watchpoint.

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Sport & Adventure

Derby County

Derby County have played at Pride Park since 1997, also used for conferences, weddings and other sporting events

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Nature & Parks

Derby Riverboat

Derby Riverboat offers electric powered boat trips on the River Derwent.

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Culture & Entertainment

Derby QUAD

Derby QUAD is a cinema, gallery and vibrant arts hub. 

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Sport & Adventure

Derbyshire County Cricket

Watch top-class cricket or experience fun community or music events. 

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Culture & Entertainment

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl offers a great bowling experience at the Derbion shopping and leisure complex.  

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Culture & Entertainment

Jumpinfun

Jumpinfun is an inflatable indoor theme park near Derby Railway Station. Jump for just £5 this Summer!

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Culture & Entertainment

Laser Quest

Laser Quest Derby is a sci-fi action adventure for aged seven to adult.

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Culture & Entertainment

Make Your Escape

Make Your Escape offers four bespoke escape experiences for you to work together to escape from.

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Culture & Entertainment

Megazone Derby

Megazone Derby is a futuristic laser tag playing system

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Sport & Adventure

Oxygen Freejumping

Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park in Derby has over 150 interconnected trampolines and innovative zones.

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Culture & Entertainment

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Paradise Island Adventure Golf is a new miniature golf adventure in the Derbion shopping and leisure complex.

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Heritage & Museums

Pickford’s House

Pickford’s House is a unique museum set in the former home of enlightenment architect Joseph Pickford. 

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Heritage & Museums

Derby Roundhouse Tours

Derby Roundhouse Tours explore the oldest turning shed in the world, where steam once ruled.

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Shopping

Royal Crown

Royal Crown Derby boutique store and free museum, guided tours available.

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Culture & Entertainment

Showcase Cinema de Lux

Showcase Cinema de Lux offers twelve state-of-the-art screens in the Derbion centre.

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Shopping

St Peters Quarter

St Peters Quarter boasts the busiest, main shopping streets in Derby.

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Culture & Entertainment

Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre offers captivating comedy and drama productions.

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Culture & Entertainment

The Escape Room Guys

The Escape Rooms Guys offers an interactive puzzle-based experience in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.

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Culture & Entertainment

Unescapable Escape Rooms

Unescapable Escape Rooms is a fully immersive adventure to experience with family and friends. 

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Things to do

Walks from Derby

This traffic free walking and cycling route, offers an alternative route from Derby Station alongside the River Derwent, into the heart of the city. 

From Derby Station the southern section of Derwent Valley Heritage Way can be followed for 9 miles to Derwent Mouth at Shardlow.

National Cycle Network Route 6 runs between Derby, West Park in Long Eaton, Attenborough and Beeston to Nottingham.

Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a 55 mile long distance footpath following the length of the River Derwent. Sections of the route may be undertaken as linear walks using the train between Derby and Matlock or other local bus services between Derby and Shardlow or between Matlock and Chatsworth.

Station history

The Midland Trijunct Station of 1839-41 was built to serve three independent railway companies, the North Midland Railway, Midland Counties Railway and Derby to Birmingham Railway which were amalgamated as the Midland Railway in 1844. The company created a coat of arms, which can still be seen at the front of Derby Station, adopting a Wyvern – a mythical creature with a dragons head, two legs and a barbed tail.

In 1985 the last of the original station, the ageing Victorian station entrance and booking hall was replaced with a more modern design. The Roundhouse and Clocktower are all that remain from the 1840s, in its day The Roundhouse could hold 30 locomotives.

Across from the station is Railway Terrace, a railway housing estate built in 1842 for employees of the North Midland Railway that was rescued and restored between 1979 and 1982 by the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust.