Matlock railway station
Matlock Railway Station is a railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains. It is located in the town of Matlock in Derbyshire, England. The station is now the terminus of the Derwent Valley Line from Derby although was once an intermediate station on the Midland Railway's main line to Manchester.

History
Leaving Matlock Bath, the line immediately passes into a series of tunnels, 321, 58 and 378 yards (346 m) long on the east side of the river, cut into the cliff side. Crossing the river and the main A6 road, the line passes through Holt Lane Tunnel (126 yards) before entering Matlock Station. Being cut through limestone, these tunnels have required a deal of maintenance over the years. Originally called "Matlock Bridge", it was opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849, the station buildings being designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, opening in 1850. The station is now grade 2 listed. Currently it acts as a single platform terminus. The former (down) side platform is disused, although plans are at an advanced stage for it to become the new terminus of heritage railway Peak Rail. A double track railway line used to continue from Matlock via Bakewell and Millers Dale, with a branch to Buxton, and on through Peak Forest to Chinley and ultimately Manchester. This section of the former Midland Railway's main line to Manchester was closed to passengers in 1968 as a consequence of the Beeching cuts and the recent electrification of the West coast route from London Euston to Manchester. The last day of operation beyond Matlock was on Saturday 29 June 1968. Part of this route is now preserved as a heritage railway by the preservation group Peak Rail. At present, the heritage line operates from Rowsley South through Darley Dale and terminates at nearby Matlock Riverside, a distance of a little under four miles (6 km). However, there are plans to extend the line a further third of a mile into the Down platform of Matlock station .

Recent History
Before 2004, former train operating company Midland Mainline ran through services into London St Pancras. Work within the adjacent Cawdor Quarry has resulted in a new superstore for Matlock being opened in 2007, and several hundred new homes are planned to be located nearby. Matlock bus station has also been relocated so as to be adjacent to the railway station, thus giving Matlock a true transport interchange. In the year April 1st 2009 to March 31st 2010 journeys from the station had increased by 40.70%. The station building is occupied by Peak Rail's well stocked transport book shop. 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, however in June 2009, an automatic ticket machine was installed on the platform, enabling passengers to buy or collect tickets bought in advance. Peak Rail hope to operate steam trains into the currently abandoned 'down' platform from Spring 2011 after signing a fifty year lease with Network Rail on Christmas Eve 2008 . Reconnection of tracks in underway, to be followed by Down Platform rehabilitation, with an estimated service commencement of Spring 2011.

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

Preceding station National Rail Following station East Midlands Trains Terminus Heritage railways Interchange with Matlock Riverside on Peak Rail