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The Friends of the Derwent Valley Line is a voluntary group representing passengers and local communities along the Derby to Matlock, UK railway line. 

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If you would like to join us, comment on train services or provide other feedback, please use our Guestbook or Contact Us pages. We can also be contacted by post at the following address:







FDVL, The Transport Partnership Officer,  



Derwent Valley Community Rail Partnership,







c/o Derbyshire County Council,   County Hall, Matlock  DE4 3AG 







The latest DVL LIne Guide May19- Dec19 is available HERE 

The Summer Evening Offer travel details are HERE







News Headlines (Click Title for more)
  • RMT Strike Action on EMT

    The RMT union has called for strike action affecting East Midlands Trains services on  Saturdays. 20th/27th July & 3rd Aug
    Click on this item for revised Timetables and  information on the effect on train services  .


  • DVL Activity Guide

    A  DVL Activity Guide for young travellers has been published. See news Item 114


  • MEMRAP

     Manchester & East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP) - Minutes of July Meeting (6) posted - more details See News Item 113


  • East Midlands Franchise Renewal

    Abellio awarded new East Midland Franchise. Details to follow. FDVL & the DVL CRP responses to the DfT Consultation  are found on the "New Franchise" section of our Documents Page.


  • Matlock Bath Foot Crossing Closed

    Network Rail finally close the Matlock Bath foot crossing after repeated misuse. See News Item 99


  • DVL CRP Annual Report 2017/18

    Read this on our Other Documents page.


  • Connection Renewed

    With effect from 10 December, the 20:31 departure from St Pancras will arrive in Derby at 22:12, enabling a connection into the 22:18 train to Matlock, renewing a connection which was lost earlier in the year.


  • Ambergate Jct Remodelling

    Network Rail have issued details of the closure of the DVL in February 2019 in order to complete this task which was started in Sep 2018. Details are on News Page 112


  • The value of CRPs & Volunteers

    ACoRP have issued a report on the value of CRPs and of Volunteering (incl DVL). Read more in News Item 97



Newly refurbished canopy at Matlock

The next meeting of FDVL
will be  held on
Tuesday 16th July 2019 
commencing 17:20hrs
 at The Brunswick Inn, Derby
     All Welcome


Read Minutes of meetings on our "Documents" page 


Chairman's 2018 Report Here and 2018 Accounts are Here

Check out events on other lines via the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) here

Visit the Derwent Valley page on East Midlands Trains website here

Access East Midlands Trains on-line timetables:

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FDVL 2019

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