12 Dec 2011 - Extra Peak Hour Service from Ambergate starts 


The Friends of the Derwent Valley Line and the DV Community Rail Partnership have worked with East Midlands Trains to get an additional morning peak service introduced from Ambergate to Derby in the new timetable commencing Monday 12th December. The additional service will start from Ambergate at 0656, calling at Belper 0701, Duffield 0705 and arriving Derby 0713.  This new train service will also provide good connections at Derby with the 07.20 to Leicester and London St. Pancras, 07.27 to Birmingham New Street and 07.33 to Nottingham. Read EMT Press Release 

FDVL welcomes this addition to the timetable, which is a step towards restoring the third peak hour service on the branch which existed under the previous franchise. We will continue to explore ways with EMT in which this service can be fully restored from Matlock.
Other significant changes in the new timetable are: The 1236 Matlock-Nottingham and the 1319 Nottingham-Matlock both will call additionally at Spondon. A mainline change affecting branch connections is the retiming of the 0818 Derby-Sheffield to depart earlier at 0749 ex Derby, which means that the 0736 ex Matlock will no longer connect into this service at Derby,

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