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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)
  • Abellio Announcements

    Abellio have announced their top team for EMR and a contract for new trains for mainline services. See News Item 115


  • 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 Meeting (7) on 29 July available -  details See News Item 113


  • DVL CRP Annual Report 2017/18

    Read this on our Other Documents page.


  • 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 the AGM to be held 
in October 2019 (date to be set) 
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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