News from East Midlands Trains


Bargain £3 train fare for Late Night Christmas Shopping

This Christmas, shoppers can enjoy late night Christmas shopping in Derby for just £3 return from Matlock, Belper and other stations on the Derwent Valley Line. 

East Midlands Trains are offering a special Christmas evening shopping fare for passengers travelling between Matlock, Belper and Derby for just £3 return - great for late night shopping at Westfield Derby.  Alternatively, this great value fare is ideal for a pre Christmas drink or to enjoy an evening’s skating on Derby Market Place’s Christmas Ice Rink.  

The special £3 Christmas evening train fare is available on weekdays from Thursday 6 to Thursday 20 December on trains from Matlock, Belper and intermediate stations towards Derby after 1630 and returning from Derby after 1845.  Buy your £3 (£1.50 child) evening return tickets from the Conductor on the train.  These prices apply for travel in either direction after these times.

Councillor Garry Purdy, Chair of the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership said:  “This bargain train fare offers a great opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping.  It also provides an extra incentive to leave the car at home for those wishing to enjoy a Christmas evening drink or meal out, at the many great pubs and restaurants in the towns and villages between Derby and Matlock.”

Marc Turley, Head of Commercial for East Midlands Trains, said: “We hope that people will make the most of this great value fare to enjoy a relaxing evening’s shopping trip to Derby without the hassle of having to find a car parking space or battle against the notorious late night Christmas shopping road traffic.

“Since the introduction of our hourly service between Derby and stations to Matlock, the popularity of this route has continued to grow.  We hope by launching this special deal, it will give people the opportunity to see how easy and convenient train travel can be.”