FAQs

Trains operate on the coloured dates only as advertised.

This means that all trains are operated with a steam engine at one end and a diesel locomotive at the other end.

An all-day unlimited ticket (rover ticket) gives you the opportunity to travel all day on the railway. You can get on and off at any of our stations, have a look around and go back on any scheduled train.

No. The railway is only open to the general public on operating days.

Rowsley South Station (free car parking for 200 cars)

Darley Dale Station (free car parking limited space)

Matlock Station Platform 2 (Pay and display)

Toilets at Rowsley South Station (Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities also available)

Toilets at Darley Dale Station (Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities also available)

Toilets at Matlock Station situated adjacent to the Bus Station (fee payable)

Toilets on the train and in the Palatine Restaurant

Yes. There is wheelchair access to Rowsley South , Darley Dale and Matlock Platform 2 . To improve the comfort for visitors we offer a specially adapted carriage that is fully wheelchair accessible. Access to the coach is via a ramp, so please tell the guard or station staff when you arrive as they will be able to assist you.

Unfortunately the engine shed is not open to the general public.

Well behaved dogs can travel on all trains free of charge. There are restrictions for some of our special events including our Santa and Dining Trains – except for assistance dogs who can travel on all services throughout the year.

All tickets can be purchased on the day from the Ticket Office at Rowsley South Station, Ticket Inspector on the train or Matlock Shop situated on Matlock Station Platform 1

No. You do not need to pre-book your tickets(s) for our ordinary steam/diesel operating days. However for all our dining and Santa trains you will need to book in advance. Details of these can be found on our website.

Rowsley South DE4 2LF

Darley Dale DE4 2EQ

Matlock DE4 3NA

The journey lasts approximately 50 minutes. Our line is 4 miles long so it is an 8 mile round trip.

Yes – Cycles can be accommodated in the Guards Brake Van. Unfortunately this facility is not available on Santa trains.

Yes, we accept all major cards apart from American Express.

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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

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Timetable for 2022

Due to some operational changes we are altering the way we are running for the next few months.
Please bear with us as we carry out these changes. For the foreseeable future all Service trains will run round at Matlock Riverside whilst we work on a new way of getting in and out of Matlock platform 2.
We are sorry for any inconvenience during this period and are working to get the new plan in place very soon.

OPERATING TIMETABLE    
Rowsley South (Depart)10:3012:0013:3015:00
Darley Dale (Arrive)10:4012:1013:4015:10
Darley Dale (Depart)10:4512:1513:4515:15
Matlock Riverside (Arrive)10:5512:2513:5515:25
Matlock Riverside (Depart)11:1012:4014:1015:40
Darley Dale (Arrive)11:2012:5014:2015:50
Darley Dale (Depart)11:2512:5514:2515:55
Rowsley South (Arrive)11:3513:0514:3516:05

 

 

Fares

TICKET TYPEALL DAY UNLIMITED TICKET PRICESINGLE JOURNEY TICKET PRICE
Adult£14.95£8.50
Senior Citizen£9.95£8.00
Children under 3 years (maximum of two per paying adult)FREEFREE
Children 3 - 15 years£4.95£2.95
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£34.95
OPERATING TIMETABLE: April 2022    
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    
Rowsley South (Depart)10:3012:0013:3015:00
Darley Dale (Arrive)10:4012:1013:4015:10
Darley Dale (Depart)10:4512:1513:4515:15
Matlock Riverside (Arrive)10:5512:2513:5515:25
Matlock Riverside (Depart)11:1012:4014:1015:40
Darley Dale (Arrive)11:2012:5014:2015:50
Darley Dale (Depart)11:2512:5514:2515:55
Rowsley South (Arrive)11:3513:0514:3516:05
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Peak Rail Operating Calendar

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.