Putting Community at the Heart of our Stations

Here at East Midlands Trains we work with communities across our network to make our stations a more welcoming environment. On our three Community Rail routes we work together with our Community Rail Partnerships Officers to engage with local people and community groups who take a real pride in improving their local station.

Our Community Rail Lines include; the North Staffordshire Line, Derwent Valley Line and Poacher Line Community Rail Partnerships which include an abundance of volunteers and station adopters, alongside our Community Rail Officers.

Additional to the great work done by our Community Rail Partners and volunteers, East Midlands Trains have invested over £300 million in your stations, including numerous improvements at local stations and across our network.

Take a look below at each of our lines to find out what the improvements our Community Rail Partnerships, volunteers and investments have brought to local stations.


North Staffordshire Line

The North Staffordshire Line covers services between Crewe and Derby with stations such as Kidsgrove, Blythe Bridge and Tutbury and Hatton along the route and if you live along the route, the line offers plenty of opportunities to make a difference to the station for your local community.

Uncover the Community Rail influence on the North Staffordshire Line


Derwent Valley Line

The Derwent Valley Line operates between Matlock, Derby and Nottingham including stations such as Cromford, Ambergate and Belper. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Derwent Valley, our Community Rail Partnerships help to bring the beauty of the surrounding area into the stations.

Find out more about the Derwent Valley Line and Community Partnerships


Poacher Line

The Poacher Line runs between Nottingham, Grantham and Skegness and has many opportunities for you to get involved at your local station and make a difference.

Discover more about the Poacher Line