Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership

The Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership consists of Local Authorities, transport operators and a number of other local organisations.


The partnership is funded by us along with Amber Valley Borough Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Peak District National Park Authority and East Midlands Trains.

The partnership works to promote and enhance the Derwent Valley Line for residents and visitors.

The Derwent Valley Line

The Derwent Valley Line train service operates on an hourly frequency between Matlock, Belper, Derby and Nottingham. The line provides easy access to a superb range of tourist attractions, as well as attracting large numbers of visitors due to its intrinsic scenic beauty.

The line is also increasingly used by local residents travelling to Derby, Nottingham and beyond. The popularity of the Derwent Valley line has seen the number of passenger journeys double in three years.

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Community Rail vision

The partnership's vision for the Derwent Valley Line:

'The operation of a frequent and reliable seven days a week railway service that will attract a growing market, meet the needs of residents and visitors and support the economy of the Derwent Valley.'

Community Rail objectives

To successfully develop the Derwent Valley Line, primarily through:

  • improving station facilities, services and encouraging the use of the line including the promotion of commuting usage and station adoption
  • developing wider community engagement with the railway.
  • promoting activities and special events, including promotion of sustainable tourism
  • developing the railway as a route to improve accessibility, reducing road congestion, delivering regeneration projects and economic growth
  • developing, promoting and implementing a marketing strategy for the line.

If you have any comments or queries about the partnership, please contact:

Alastair Morley
Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership
Economy, Transport and Communities
Derbyshire County Council
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3AG

Tel: 01629 538062
email: alastair.morley@derbyshire.gov.uk

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