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 DVL LIne Guide & Timetable  Dec19- May20 is available HERE 

Visit our Gallery Pages for images of the Derwent Valley Line - both Historic & Current







News Headlines (Click Title or Image for more)
  • Spring Cheer on the DVL

    Restricted travel in response to the coronavirus outbreak means the springtime flower displays at stations are not being seen - so here are some of them to bring cheer (News item 120)  


  • Coronavirus Timetables

    EMR  have introduced a reduced Timetable in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. See news item 119


  • "Not so New" Trains arrive

    A number of trains previously seen on the DVL have returned from Abellio's Greater Anglia company. See News Item 118


  • Dec 2020 TT Consultation

    EMR have issued their consultation document for the Dec 2020 Timetable.  See our Timetable Corres page (within "Documents") for EMR's proposal and our response.


  • MEMRAP

     Manchester & East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP) - Next Meeting 4th March 2020 in Matlock.  See the MEMRAP page for latest announcements.. 


  • DVL CRP Annual Report 2018-19

    Read this on our Other Documents page.


  • DVL Activity Guide

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


  • 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



Quiet Matlock evening.
(J Needham EMR)

 The next meeting of FDVL
21st April 2020  
commencing 17:20hrs
 at The Brunswick Inn, Derby
   is Cancelled
due to Coronavirus outbreak.


Read Minutes of meetings on our "Documents" page 


Chairman's 2019 Report  and 2019 Accounts

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

Visit the Derwent Valley page on East Midlands Railway website here

Access East Midlands Railway on-line timetables: here




FDVL 2020

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