Matlock Station

Matlock Railway Station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway. The station is currently the terminus of both the Derwent Valley Line from Ambergate to the south, and Peak Rail to the north. Peak Rail operates heritage services to Rowsley South. Both lines are formed from portions of the Midland Railway’s former main line to Manchester.

Originally called Matlock Bridge, it was opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849; the station buildings being designed by Joseph Paxton. The station is now Grade 2 listed. After the closure of through services in 1968, it acted as a single platform terminus until the former (down) side, platform 2, reopened on 2 July 2011, allowing the use of trains of the Peak Rail heritage service to operate into Matlock itself.

Before its closure in 1968, double track railway line used to continue from Matlock via Bakewell and Millers Dale, with a branch to Buxton.