Regional Routes

Peterborough Station Improvements

Peterborough station is undergoing significant improvements to station facilities. The improvements include the provision of lifts to all platforms, additional waiting rooms and changes to existing platfroms. 

Lincoln Station Improvements 

From 16 December 2013 Lincoln station is benefitting from a major improvement project. £250k will be invested in Lincoln station as part of our £10 million station development plan.

The improvements will include a new, brighter enlarged booking hall and an additional 40 bicycle spaces which will make it even easier for you to cycle to Lincoln station and enjoy the benefits of train travel.
Throughout the improvements we aim to minimise any disruption due to the works. A temporary ticket office will be located just outside the entrance of the station. Additionally access through the station will remain the same and full use if the ticket machines will still be available. These improvements to your station are due to be completed by Spring 2014.

The North Staffordshire Line

Passing through three of the UK’s most scenic counties, the North Staffordshire Line links Crewe to Derby via Stoke-on-Trent and is your starting point to a host of major cities and holiday destinations. 

There's plenty of fun to be had along the North Staffordshire Line. For more information on the route, including train times and money saving vouchers download their handy guide from the link below.

North Staffordshire Line Guide

Click here to view the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership progress report for 2013/14

The Derwent Valley Line

The Derwent Valley Line travels through the picturesque and historic landscape between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock. We run an hourly train service between Matlock and Nottingham, via Belper and Derby. On Monday to Saturday, trains from Matlock arrive in Derby in time to meet our Derby to London services. Please see our guide for more information on the Derwent Valley line.

Click here to view the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership annual report for 2013/2014.

The Derwent Valley Line offers fantastic opportunities for educational school trips to 18 great attractions at discounted group rates.

Click here for more information about school trips along the Derwent Valley Line.

Derbyshire Dales – Peak Rail

With the recent introduction of through ticketing from any Network Rail station through to Peak Rail stations at Darley Dale and Rowsley South, travel to the Derbyshire Dales could not be easier.

Using Derby as the hub, you can now change onto the hourly Nottingham-Matlock service, for a pleasant journey along the Derwent Valley World Heritage area and by a simple cross of the platform at Matlock, change onto Peak Rail services which gives close access to the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District and its historic houses and countryside. So that’s two different Train journeys all in one fare!

Visit the Peak Rail website for timetable information and events

*Peak Rail services from Matlock operate on weekends and selected weekday dates only. 

Poacher Line

From city to coast, the Poacher Line connects Nottingham to Skegness via Grantham, providing an essential train service linking East Lincolnshire to the rest of the UK rail network. 

Robin Hood Line

The Robin Hood Line train service runs from Nottingham to Worksop via Mansfield every day including Sundays. Take advantage of our special train ticket promotion on Sundays along the Robin Hood line — travel between Nottingham and Mansfield Woodhouse on the Robin Hood line and adult day return tickets are only £3 and child tickets only £1.50.

The Robin Hood Line offers fantastic opportunities for educational school trips to 10 great locations at discounted group rates. Click here for more information about school trips along the Robin Hood line


East Midlands Trains connects Norwich with Liverpool with hourly services via Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham.

Travel from Liverpool to Manchester with East Midlands Trains for as little as £8 return or Manchester to Sheffield from just £11 return. Use our Best Fare Finder now to help you find the cheapest advance fares available.

From Monday to Friday, trains running between Liverpool and Nottingham now have additional carriages on selected services.You can travel from Sheffield to Nottingham from as little as £10 return so now is the time to book your train journey.