Monday, December 4, 2023

Further Disruption To Belper Trains

Disruptions to Belper trains will take place between 10th – 16th of February 2019 as improvements are made to the Ambergate Junction.

During this time all train services between Matlock and Derby will be replaced with coach services. Train services between Derby and Newark Castle will start and terminate at Derby.

The improvements are part of a £13 million upgrade of the railway in Derbyshire to deliver a ‘full renewal’ of Ambergate Junction.

The major work to renew Ambergate Junction will be taking place between 10th and 16th February 2019 which will result in some changes to train services that run through Ambergate, including Derby to Matlock services (the Derwent Valley Line). There will also be a revised timetable between Sheffield/Chesterfield to Derby and London St Pancras, with fewer trains able to run during the works

East Midlands Trains said: “This is a crucial part of the rail network where the Matlock branch line leaves the Midland Main Line. Once complete, it will bring improvements to the speed at which trains can travel on this section of track and will help to improve punctuality and reliability.”

London Service

For those using the London Service fewer trains will be able to run between Sheffield and London, and a revised timetable will be in place:

  • One train an hour will run between Sheffield and London, calling at Chesterfield and Leicester only.
  • One train an hour will run between Derby and London, which will call at Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway and Loughborough to Leicester resulting in a longer journey time than normal.

For more information on East Midlands Trains click the following link here.

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