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 3 wheelchairs, 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.

  • Wheel chair 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)


  • Free Car Parking at Rowsley South (for 200 cars)
  • Toilets at Rowsley South (Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities also available)
  • The Buffet situated on the platform is open on all running days from 10.15am and offers visitors to the railway hot and cold food and delicious cakes, freshly made cobs and mouth-watering bacon rolls
  • Souvenir Gift Shop
  • Picnic Area
  • For Walking and Cycling enthusiasts there is adjacent to the railway line a newly constructed cycleway/footpath between Rowsley and Matlock
  • Local Riverside Walks


  • Free Car Parking at Darley Dale (limited space)
  • Toilets at Darley Dale (Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities also available)
  • Picnic Area
  • Museum (Depicting the History of the Line)
  • Waiting Area
  • 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 area on Platform 2
  • Tourist Information and Gift Shop


  • Most of our trains have a mini-buffet on board serving a variety of bottled real ale, cans of beer, lager and cider, a range of spirts and wine together with a selection of soft drinks. Hot drinks, pre-packed cakes, crisps, sweets and chocolate are also available for you to purchase
  • Toilets
  • Dogs – Well behaved dogs can travel on our 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.

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

Palatine Restaurant 2019 including Christmas Lunches now FULLY BOOKED

Steam Experience Operating Calendar

Further dates will be added early in 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

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.