Facilities and Accessibility

To improve the comfort for our visitors, we can offer a specially adapted carriage that is fully accessible to wheelchair users and is available on all trains. Passengers in wheelchairs have access into the main saloon, where there is space for up to 2 wheelchair users, and 4 passengers with limited mobility. Access into the coach is via a ramp, so please tell the guard or station staff when you arrive so that they are able to assist you.

  • Wheelchair user access to Rowsley South, Darley Dale and Matlock Platform 2 stations
  • One carer can travel free with one full fare-paying person with a disability (This applies to normal operating days only)


  • Large, free Car Park at Rowsley South.
  • Toilets at Rowsley South (Accesible toilets and baby changing facilities also available)
  • The Tea Room situated on the platform is open Wednesday to Sunday 08:30 – 15:00*. *When trains are runing open until 16:30.The Tea Rooms offer visitors to the railway delicious homemade food, made from locally sourced ingredients.
  • Souvenir Gift Shop.
  • Exhibition Coach and Waiting Room.
  • For Walking and Cycling enthusiasts there is multi-user trail between Rowsley and Matlock.
  • Local Riverside Walks.


  • Free Car Parking at Darley Dale (limited space).
  • Toilets at Darley Dale (Acessible toilets and baby changing facilities also available).
  • Museum (Depicting the History of the Line).
  • Waiting Room.
  • Easy Access to Whitworth Park.


  • Pay and display car park at Matlock Station
  • Toilets at Matlock Station situated adjacent to the Bus Station (fee payable)
  • Small wooden waiting room on Platform 2


  • Toilets
  • Dogs – Well behaved dogs can travel on our trains free of charge, we only ask that you keep them off the seats. 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.