Matlock Bath railway station


Matlock Bath railway station
Matlock Bath National Rail
Matlock Station, 2005
Location
Place Matlock Bath
Local authority Derbyshire Dales
Operations
Station code MTB
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 20,803
2005/06 * increase 21,766
2006/07 * increase 22,698
2007/08 * increase 23,866
2008/09 * increase 33,800
2009/10 * increase 54,746
History
Opened 1849 (1849)
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Matlock Bath from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Matlock Bath railway station is a railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train operating company (TOC). It is located in the village of Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, England. The station is located on the Derwent Valley Line 26 km (16¼ miles) north of Derby towards Matlock.

The full range of tickets for travel for any destination in the country are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost.

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History

Matlock Bath station from the car park, showing the characteristic "Swiss" styling

Opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway on 4 June 1849[1] it is conveniently located in the centre of the village. The station buildings are in unusual 'chalet' style, inspired by the romantic notion that the resort was England's Little Switzerland. A cable car runs up from near the station to the Heights of Abraham.

The station was closed on 6 March 1967, and reopened on 27 May 1972.[1]

In the year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 journeys from the station had increased by 62.04%.[2]

Services

The station is served by East Midlands Trains Local, who operate the service from Nottingham to Matlock (via Derby). Services are formed using diesel multiple units of Classes 153, 156 or 158.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains

References

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 156. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508. 
  2. ^ "Record Growth on the Derwent Valley Line". September 2010. http://www.fdvl.org.uk/. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 

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Coordinates: 53°07′19″N 1°33′29″W / 53.122°N 1.558°W / 53.122; -1.558


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