Buses replace Trains on Sundays in March


Network Rail will be carrying out essential rail improvement work between Derby and Matlock which will affect Sunday travel during March.

Replacement buses will operate instead of trains on Sunday 6, 13, 20 and 27 March on the Derby to Matlock line.

Following customer feedback, East Midlands Trains has developed an extensive communications plan to make customers aware of the changes. A dedicated page on the EMT website is:-


On this link can be found further links to:-

  • Photos of the bus stops at each station; Matlock, Matlock Bath, Cromford, Whatstandwell, Ambergate, Belper, Duffield and Derby .
  • Also a full timetable.

Posters are on display at all the stations, which also include a full timetable and a map showing where the replacement bus services will drop off and pick up customers.

East Midlands Trains has also arranged for a dedicated bus co-ordinator to be on each bus, who will be able to provide advice and information on where to get off for the various tourist attractions on the route.

“Passengers are advised to check on the EMT website or at a station for more information.

The work being carried out by Network Rail includes refurbishment of a viaduct over the River Derwent north of Belper, and refurbishment/renewal of the switch and crossing equipment at Ambergate Junction.

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