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Tel: 01629 580381


Peak Rail at Rowsley invites you to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway, operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 for a distance of 4 miles and open to the public throughout the year.

The line forms part of the old Midland Railway’s line between Manchester Central and London St Pancras which was closed in 1968.

The northern terminus at Rowsley South Station is situated on the site of the former LMS/BR locomotive depot. Facilities here include free car parking, a large buffet providing a selection of hot and cold light refreshments, homemade cakes and excellent bacon butties, gift shop selling a wide range of Thomas models, railway books, dvd’s, memorabilia, souvenirs, and an exhibition showing the history of the building of the railway by volunteers. 

From May – September the picnic area is open where children can play with large out door games (subject to the weather) and other family members can relax whilst enjoying a cup of tea or ice cream from our snack bar.

At the picturesque gothic style station at Darley Dale trains stop in both directions. Whilst you’re waiting for a train you can explore the museum which depicts the history of the former Midland Railway line.

Peak Rail offer a specially adapted carriage that is fully accessible to wheelchair users. 

Passengers in wheelchairs have access into the main saloon, where there is space for up to 3 wheelchairs, and 4 passengers with limited mobility can easily get access to the normal seating area. 

Access into the coach is via a ramp, so you let the station staff know when you arrive so that they are able to assist you. 

Wheelchair access is available to Matlock (Platform 2), Darley Dale and Rowsley South Stations and Disabled Toilets could be found at both Darley Dale and Rowsley South Stations.

Unfortunately, access to the Palatine restaurant car is unavailable to wheelchair users.