Peak Rail

Learn about the trains of the past​

Forming part of the old Midland Railway line, which was closed in 1968, Peak Rail operates on around four miles of track between Rowsley South Station, Darley Dale and Matlock Platform 2. ​

Railway history and Sunday lunch​

Don’t miss the Heritage Shunters Trust at Rowsley South Station, home to a huge collection of ex-British diesels. You can learn a lot more about the railway of the past at Darley Dale Station’s museum. The scenic town of Matlock is well worth a visit too.​ Or fulfil a childhood dream and drive a locomotive on a Steam Experience driving course (over 18s only).

If you’d rather sit back and enjoy the journey, you can book a Sunday lunch or afternoon tea to tuck into on-board the train. Just be sure to book in advance.​

Travel on Peak Rail​

Take a single journey or buy an all day ticket for unlimited travel on Peak Rail. There are group tickets for families and children under 3 years old travel free.

Getting there

Travel with EMR to Matlock and head to Platform 2 for your Peak Rail train. We run hourly regional services direct to Matlock from Derby, Nottingham and beyond.

Make things even easier with a combined ticket all the way through to Darley Dale and Rowsley. Our through-fares include your train journey to Matlock and Peak Rail ticket. Buy combined tickets from the ticket office at any EMR station.

You can buy EMR tickets to Matlock online or at the station.

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