The Friends of the Derwent Valley Line
Over the Bank Holiday weekend 26/27 May, both the main line and the DVL were closed whilst the track in Toadmoor tunnel at Ambergate was upgraded. This involved complete removal & replacement of both track and ballast on the Down line (towards Chesterfield).
It is understood that this work will enable the linespeed to be increased from 60mph to 80mph later this year.
Photos show the work in progress on Sunday 26th.
The mainline was re-opened on Tuesday morning and branch services also ran as normal.