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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 Dec18- May19 is available HERE







News Headlines (Click Title for more)
  • 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


  • Derby Progress in Pictures

    Follow progress of the works at Derby station together with other work on the Branch in our Gallery 15 


  • Derby Re-Modelling 2018

    Details of the Derby Area Re-signalling are available on a new website www.derby2108.co.uk
    Network Rail's press release on completion of works is on our News Item 109


  • East Midlands Franchise Renewal

    FDVL & the DVL CRP have responsed to the DfT Consultation for the renewal of the East Midlands Franchise in 2019. The responses are found on the "New Franchise" section of our Documents Page.


  • Video promoting the DVL

    CrossCountry trains have funded a video promoting the DVL which is on our Videos 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  held on
Tuesday 15th January 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 2018

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