Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, A great way to spend a day...
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Duffield Station Steam locomotive No. 3 pulls into Duffield Station Platform 3 (John Stokes)

After 10 years of hard graft from a dedicated team of volunteers, the dream of running trains between Wirksworth and Duffield is now a reality. Our station at Duffield opened in April 2011 as an interchange between main line rail services and our services into the Peak District.

Brief History

The original station was opened in 1841 a few yards further north to the current station at Duffield by the North Midland Railway. In 1867, the station was moved and turned into a V-shape when the branch line to Wirksworth was built by the Midland Railway. Passenger traffic on Platform 3 to Wirksworth ceased in 1947 and the large station building was demolished in 1969 to leave a typical way-side holt serving trains on the main line only.

Duffield Station Now

Duffield Station has remained as a way-side halt. Over the last 10 years, volunteers have been refurbishing and re-opening the line from Wirksworth to Platform 3 and from April 2011, it will be back in operation after 64 years. Platforms 1 and 2 did not close and are served by East Midlands Trains services between Nottingham and Matlock via Derby.

Passengers wishing to transfer from a main line service to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway may do so via the footbridge on the platforms.

Duffield Station East Midlands Trains Class 153 at Duffield Station Platform 2 arrives from Derby en route to Matlock
Arriving at Duffield

For information about how to get to Duffield Station and on connections with main line rail services, please see our Finding Us page. Our operating timetable has been designed with main line rail connections in mind.

Arrive at Duffield Station by main line train and use it to travel the Ecclesbourne Valley to Wirksworth. The perfect start to your day out in the Peak District.

Train Services
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway services to Wirksworth calling at Idridgehay from Platform 3
  • East Midlands Trains services to Nottingham calling at Derby from Platform 1
  • East Midlands Trains services to Matlock calling at Belper, Ambergate, Whatstandwell, Cromford and Matlock Bath from Platform 2

For live main line arrivals and departures at Duffield Station please click here.

For our timetable please click here.

In Duffield

Duffield is a thriving village with many shops, bars, restaurants and caf├ęs to enjoy. The centre is less than 100 yards away from the station.

Nearby pubs and restaurants that are worth a visit include the The Pattenmakers Arms, The Kings Head and The Bridge Inn.

Please note: The Pullman Buffet is at Wirksworth Station, just as you get off the train.

Map of the line
Main line services are not the responsibilty of WyvernRail PLC
WyvernRail PLC, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Wirksworth Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. DE4 4FB. 01629 823076. © 2017