Matlock Station Platform 2 / Matlock Riverside

Our southern terminus, Matlock Platform 2 operates alongside the main line run by East Midland Trains, whose termination point is Matlock Platform 1.

This station opened in 2011. There is a small wooden waiting room and access is via a ramped footbridge at the southern end of the station or at the side of Sainsbury’s store.

Car parking for this station is approximately a 7-minute walk and is available in the Derbyshire Dales District Council Pay and Display car park adjacent to the Main Matlock Railway Station.

Matlock Bus Station is also conveniently situated close to the railway station.

Public toilets (fee payable) are available adjacent to the Bus Station.

Alongside the entrance to Platform 1 you will find Peak Rail’s gift shop and Tourist Information centre.

History

When it was originally opened by the Manchester, Buxton and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849, Matlock Station was known as Matlock Bridge. The station buildings, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton who also designed the Crystal Palace in London, were opened in 1850. The adjacent station master’s house again designed by Paxton was built in 1853/4. The station is now Grade 2 listed.

Matlock Riverside

Once the Southern terminus point of all our trains, this station is only used in the event of any operational difficulties with obtaining access to Matlock Platform 2.

This station consists of a temporary wooden platform, together with small waiting shelter, unfortunately no toilet or car parking facilities are available here. Car parking for this station is available in the Derbyshire Dales District Council Pay and Display car park adjacent to the main Matlock Railway Station.

The station is located about a good 10-minute walk from the main Matlock Town Centre, access to which is via the footpath alongside the riverbank or by using the A6 by-pass road a short distance from Sainsbury’s store and near to the A6 roundabout.

Should Peak Rail have to revert to using this platform in the event of any operational difficulties with obtaining access in Matlock Platform 2, then we will operate all trains to the normal timetable.

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

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Steam Experience Operating Calendar

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VIEW TRAIN TIMETABLE
OPERATING TIMETABLE: OCT/NOV 2019, FEB/MAR 2020    
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 - Apr to Sep 2020     
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
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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.