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First opened in 1839, Derby station was once one of the largest in the UK – a testament to the city's industrial dominance in the Victorian age.

Derby was home to one of the world's first true factories, and the station was the HQ for the Midland Railway, including its locomotive and carriage works. Although its iconic Victorian facade was removed in 1985, the original clock can still be seen on an office building in the car park.

Today trains to Derby arrive at a modern station in the southeast of the city. It's a short walk away from Pride Park, the home of Derby County FC (aka The Rams) – the ground was built on the site of the old Midland locomotive works. A slightly longer walk north will bring you to the city centre, where the main attractions include Derby Cathedral, Derby Arboretum and Derby Silk Mill, which explores the city's industrial heritage.


Station details & facilities

Trains to Derby station

Derby train station is served by East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry and Northern trains, which connect the railway station to all corners of the country.

East Midlands Railway operates a twice-hourly service over the Midland Main Line southbound to London St Pancras via Leicester and northbound to Sheffield, while CrossCountry runs long-distance trains to Newcastle and Edinburgh Waverley northbound and to Plymouth and Reading southbound.

East Midlands Railway also runs on other local routes, with hourly services on the Nottingham - Matlock Bath - Derwent Valley Line and the routes from Derby to Crewe via Stoke-on-Trent. Finally, Northern Rail operates a single return service from Nottingham to Sheffield via Derby.

Derby train station arrivals and departures

Want to know when your next train from/to Derby station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Derby railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Derby.

Derby railway station has six platforms, which are divided into A and B sections. Platform 1 can be accessed directly from the concourse, with platforms 2-6 accessible via lifts and a footbridge. Trains from Derby to London arrive at St Pancras station, and usually depart from platform 6.

Derby train station parking

Four areas are available for car parking at Derby station. There are three car parks (North Car Park, Short Stay Car Park and South Car Park) at the western entrance (Carrington Street), while the eastern entrance (Roundhouse Road) leads to the Pride Park Car Park.

You’re allowed to park your car for a maximum of 20 minutes at the Short Stay Car Park.

Step-free access from the car parks to the station is available and wheelchair users may require assistance for using car park equipment at the station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Derby train station open?

Derby train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The railway station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Derby train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Derby station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Derby station.

How far is Derby train station from the town centre?

Derby train station is about 15 minutes away from the town centre on foot, and 8 minutes away by bus. If you prefer travelling by public transport, you can find a bus stop right outside the station.

Are dogs allowed at Derby train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Derby station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Derby

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Derby station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway23:486On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry23:584AOn time
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway00:095On time
to East Midlands Airport (By Bus)East Midlands Railway00:27On time
to East Midlands Airport (By Bus)East Midlands Railway01:27On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MatlockEast Midlands Railway23:476On time
from GloucesterCrossCountry23:544AOn time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway00:085On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway00:156On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway00:155On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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