Derwent Valley Line

Operating between Matlock, Derby and Nottingham, the Derwent Valley Line is full of breathtaking views and countryside walks which is why it’s only fitting that the stations of this beautiful line also reflect the area’s beauty thanks to our Community Rail Partnership.

Local residents, family and friends, parish and town councils, community groups and schools are taking great pride in making their local station a welcoming and attractive part of their community. Customers are now greeted by attractive, local station environments created by our station adopters and wider community, with the support of Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership.

Thanks to all those involed from the local community, many of the stations along this picturesque route now host a range of beautiful flowers, shrubs and school artwork. Cromford station now basks in the colours of planted flowers and Belper station is home to wildlife friendly gardens, not to mention the fantastic artwork  by local school children inside the waiting room at Matlock Bath.

Alongside the improvements made by the local community and Station Adopters, East Midlands Trains have also invested in the line. Aside from volunteering to help at stations, East Midlands Trains have added a solar powered help point at Matlock station, refurbished an historic station footbridge in its original colour scheme and once again added CCTV at every station.

You can find out more about improvements made by the North Staffordshire Line Community Rail Partnership by downloading our leaflet, taking a look at our latest news and in the Derwent Valley Community Rail Progress Report.

Interested in getting involved with the North Staffordshire Line Community Rail Partnership? Take a look at our Station Adopters page to see what contributions you can make to your local station.

Become a Station Adopter