‘Back in Steam’ 2021

Peak Rail is "Back in Steam"

From the 11th September 2021 we are terminating our online booking system and reverting back to our normal ticketing structure, with either day rover of single tickets being available for purchase at either the Ticket office at Rowsley South Station or on the train.

We are keeping MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS in place throughout September, October and November. Therefore we’re offering pay on the day rover and single journeys from either Rowsley South Station or Matlock Platform 2 ONLY using coaching consisting of either private compartments  or open plan style coaches with covid screens and sneeze guards fitted

To keep everyone still safe we’ve made some changes so your visit will be a bit different to normal.

Please read our ‘Back in Steam’ FAQ page to read more about what to expect on the day and see what safety measure are in place.

Note: you will NOT be able to board the train at Darley Dale.

For Sat Nav, use:
Rowsley South Station: DE4 2LF
Matlock Station Platform 2: DE4 3NA

Timetable for September, October, November 2021
Starts 11th September 2021

OPERATING TIMETABLE: Sept, Oct, Nov 2021   
Rowsley South Depart110012421424
Darley Dale
DOES NOT STOP IN EITHER DIRECTION
Matlock Platform 2 Arrive112113031445
Matlock Platform 2 Depart113613181500
Darley Dale
DOES NOT STOP IN EITHER DIRECTION
Rowsley South Arrive115713391521

PLEASE NOTE that ALL trains depart from either Rowsley South or Matlock Platform 2 Stations ONLY.

DARLEY DALE STATION WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 2022.

 

Fares

TICKET TYPEALL DAY UNLIMITED TICKET PRICESINGLE JOURNEY TICKET PRICE
Adult£9.50£5.00
Senior Citizen£8.00£4.50
Children under 3 years (maximum of two per paying adult)FREEFREE
Children 3 - 15 years£4.50£2.75
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£30.50£15.50

We wish all our Customers and Supporters a Happy New Year

We wish all our customers a very Happy New Year and thank you all for supporting Peak Rail through a very difficult 2021.

Please note that the Peak Rail office will be closed from midday on the 24th December 2021 and will re-open on the 10th January 2022. All enquiries/emails will be dealt with after this date.

The operating railway will also close on the 24th December 2021 and operating dates for 2022 will be posted on our website after the 10th January 2022.

Santa Special Steam Train rides

Tickets for our Santa and Steam Specials Available Now!

Booking Cancellations

Our Santa and Steam Specials are now fully booked, however we are expecting some cancellations as we move through December – we will post them here when we receive them.

We advise checking back regularly – they get re-booked quickly!

Santa wishes you a Merry Christmas and hopes that you will join him at Rowsley South Station, before boarding his magical steam train.

More information on our Peak Rail Santa and Steam Specials page

Or go straight to our Santa and Steam Specials ticket booking page.

Face Coverings

Following on from the latest Government guidance passengers  over the age of 11 years are asked to ensure that they wear a face covering.  It is now a legal requirement that face coverings must be worn on the station, on the train and in the shop. You are permitted to remove this to eat or drink and we kindly request that you put your covering back in place once you have finished.  Please bring a face covering to wear where required.

There are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering and we will be mindful and respectful of such circumstances.

Find Rowsley South Station

For Sat Nav, use:
Rowsley South Station: DE4 2LF

You will not be able to board at Darley Dale or Matlock Station 2

Please note: If you have not pre-booked online, you will not be able to travel on any Santa Special trains on any date.  You will not be able to turn up and pay at the station.

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF STEAM AND EXPERIENCE A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Whether it’s simply a nostalgic journey back to a bygone age or a discovery of the sights and sounds for very first time of a steam or diesel locomotive Peak Rail welcomes you to experience the thrill of our preserved railway whilst travelling through the delightful Derbyshire countryside.

The line forms part of the old Midland Railway line between Manchester Central and London St Pancras which was closed in 1968. We currently operate on approximately 4 miles between Rowsley South Station and Matlock Platform 2.

As well as our normal train journeys, there is something for everyone to enjoy, luxury dining is available on our Palatine Restaurant Car which offers Sunday Lunches, Christmas Lunches, Afternoon or Cream Teas and operates on various days during the year.

A whole host of various special events take place throughout the year perfect for all the family or enthusiast.

Why not treat yourself or a family member to one of our very popular Steam Experience driving courses.

We hope to greet you as a visitor during 2021 – you are assured a friendly Derbyshire Welcome.

WHAT’S ON TODAY

NEXT TRAINS

Peak Rail plc to receive £114,000 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

  • Peak Rail plc is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund 
  • This award covering the period from April to June 2021 will help enable Peak Rail plc with the costs it faces as its starts to welcome back visitors and volunteers and makes the transition towards a full re-opening.

Peak Rail plc in Derbyshire has received a grant of £114,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.

Read More…

Looking for something really special for Christmas Lunch this year.

Why not booking one of our Christmas Lunches on our Steam Train Specials, which run on Sundays throughout December.

This is always a popular event, booking is essential.

Find out more on our Christmas Lunch page.
Christmas Lunch on a Steam Train

Booking is essential
Download our Christmas Lunch on a Steam Train Booking Form

christmas lunch steam train

Looking for an extra special present?

Gift Vouchers Now Available Online from the Peak Rail Shop

From our Steam Experience Courses to Single Train Tickets you can now purchase gift vouchers for everything.

Drive and Fire a Steam Locomotive

  • 1 hour course for £130.00
  • 2 hour course fo £225.00

Restaurant Car

  • Sunday Lunch on the train = £30 per person
  • Afternoon Tea  on the train = £19.50
  • Cream Tea on the train = £15.50

All gift vouchers purchased on line after the 15th December will not be posted out until the 10th January 2022.

Explore the Peak Rail Website

Restaurant Car Themed Evenings

Due to the ongoing covid restrictions we are postponing the opening of our Restaurant on the train serving afternoon/cream teas/themed evenings/Sunday lunches until 2022.

NEWS

Donate and Help Keep Peak Rail on Track

To secure the future of the railway for generations to come the board of directors is setting a target to raise £250,000. Urgent priority of around £60,000 plus is required to complete the boiler works and other outstanding repairs on our own 0-6-0 ST “Austerity” “Royal Pioneer”, thus making us more self-sufficient and reducing overhead expenditure on locomotive hire and steaming fees.

Click here to donate to Peak Rail

VIEW TRAIN TIMETABLE

Back to Steam Timetable 2021

OPERATING TIMETABLE: Back to Steam 2021   
Rowsley South (Depart)110012421424

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

The Palatine Restaurant Car ONLY operates on the coloured dates (as shown)

Steam Experience Operating Calendar

New dates and times will be available shortly

VIEW TRAIN TIMETABLE

Timetable for September, October, November 2021
Starts 11th September 2021

OPERATING TIMETABLE: Sept, Oct, Nov 2021   
Rowsley South Depart110012421424
Darley Dale
DOES NOT STOP IN EITHER DIRECTION
Matlock Platform 2 Arrive112113031445
Matlock Platform 2 Depart113613181500
Darley Dale
DOES NOT STOP IN EITHER DIRECTION
Rowsley South Arrive115713391521

PLEASE NOTE that ALL trains depart from either Rowsley South or Matlock Platform 2 Stations ONLY.

DARLEY DALE STATION WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 2022.

 

Fares

TICKET TYPEALL DAY UNLIMITED TICKET PRICESINGLE JOURNEY TICKET PRICE
Adult£9.50£5.00
Senior Citizen£8.00£4.50
Children under 3 years (maximum of two per paying adult)FREEFREE
Children 3 - 15 years£4.50£2.75
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£30.50£15.50
OPERATING TIMETABLE: FEB-MAR 2021 and OCT-NOV 2021    
Rowsley South (Depart)1100121413281442
Darley Dale (Arrive)1105121913331447
Darley Dale (Depart)1107122113351449
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)1122123613501504
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)1132124614001514
Darley Dale (Arrive)1147130114151529
Darley Dale (Depart)1149130314171531
Rowsley South (Arrive)1154130814221536
OPERATING TIMETABLE: APR- SEP 2021 and APR 2022     
Rowsley South (Depart)11001214132814421556
Darley Dale (Arrive)11051219133314471601
Darley Dale (Depart)11071221133514491603
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)11221236135015041618
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)11321246140015141628
Darley Dale (Arrive)11471301141515291643
Darley Dale (Depart)11491303141715311645
Rowsley South (Arrive)11541308142215361651
VIEW FULL CALENDAR

Peak Rail Operating Calendar

Please refer to our “Back in Steam” page for more information

Please note Peak Rail is only open on the event dates shown.  If a date is blank then Peak Rail is closed and there will be no trains on that day.