News from East Midlands Trains


Summer Evening Saver Returns

This summer sees the return of the Derwent Valley Line Summer Evening Saver, with evening fares from just £3 return, great for an evening out in the city or a visit to the countryside along the Derwent Valley Line.

East Midlands Trains are offering a range of special evening fares for passengers travelling between Matlock, Derby and Nottingham, starting at just £3 return. The special summer evening train fares are valid on train services between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock on Monday to Saturday after 1815 and on Sundays after 1630.  These special evening fares operate throughout the summer from 18 May until 6 September.  

Return evening fares are £3 for travel between Derby and Matlock or intermediate stations; £4 from Long Eaton for stations to Matlock and £6 between Attenborough, Beeston or Nottingham and stations to Matlock.   These prices apply for travel in either direction after these times.

Councillor Irene Ratcliffe, Chair of the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership said:  “These bargain train fares for rail passengers provide even more opportunities for people to discover the delights of the Derwent Valley Line, whether it’s for a scenic evening walk,  an evening out in Matlock Bath or a trip into Derby or Nottingham.”

Robert Burton, Area Station Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “We've offered the special Summer Evening Saver Fare over three summers and it’s been really popular with our customers.  We hope this year we will see returning customers along with some new customers who want to give the train a try.”

Full details of the special evening fare are featured in the Summer Evening Saver leaflet produced by the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership, which has teamed up with East Midlands Trains to bring these great offers.   The summer evening leaflet is available from Tourist Information Centres, local staffed stations, by phoning 08 456 058 058 or is available at