|Location|| Matlock, Derbyshire Dales |
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Platforms||2 (1 National Rail)|
(1 Peak Rail)
|Classification||DfT category F1|
|Opened||4 June 1849|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Matlock railway station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway;it serves the Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock,Derbyshire,England. The station is the terminus of both the Derwent Valley Line from Derby and Peak Rail who operate heritage services to Rowsley South. Both lines are formed from portions of the Midland Railway's former main line to Manchester Central. Through running is technically possible but is not done in normal service.
Originally called Matlock Bridge,it was opened by the Manchester,Buxton,Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway. The station saw its first passengers on 4 June 1849,when the line between Ambergate and Rowsley opened.  The station buildings,designed by Sir Joseph Paxton,opened in 1850.
The station master's house is now grade 2 listed. 
Leaving Matlock Bath,the line immediately passes into the series of High Tor tunnels,321 yards (294 m),58 yd (53 m) and 378 yd (346 m) long on the east side of the river,cut into the cliff side. Crossing the river and the main A6 road,the line passes through Holt Lane Tunnel (126 yd or 115 m) before entering Matlock station. Being cut through limestone,these tunnels have required a deal of maintenance over the years.
A double-track railway line used to continue from Matlock via Bakewell and Millers Dale,with a branch to Buxton,and on through Peak Forest to Chinley and ultimately Manchester. This section of the former Midland Railway's main line to Manchester Central was closed to passengers in 1968,as a consequence of the Beeching cuts and the electrification of the West Coast route from London Euston to Manchester.
The last day of operation beyond Matlock was Saturday 29 June 1968,two months before regular mainline steam was fully abolished.
Part of the route north of Matlock is now preserved as a heritage railway by the railway preservation group Peak Rail .
At present,the heritage line operates for a distance of a little under 3+1⁄2 miles (5.6 km) from Rowsley South through Darley Dale and nearby Matlock Riverside and terminates at Matlock station in the former down platform, interchanging there with rail services on the Derwent Valley Line. 
Before 2004, former train operating company Midland Mainline ran through services into London St Pancras, whilst Central Trains ran some trains to/from Birmingham New Street. A period of through running to/from Nottingham via Derby began in late 2008 and, from May 2015, most weekday trains ran to/from Newark Castle via Derby and Nottingham.  Weekend services continued to start/end at Nottingham for another year but, from May 2016, most Saturday services were extended to Newark Castle, leaving Sunday the only day with no direct service between Matlock and Newark. In October 2021, East Midlands Railway rearranged their service patterns and, as part of this, weekday services from Matlock were terminated at Derby. 
Work within the adjacent Cawdor Quarry resulted in a new superstore for Matlock being opened in 2007 and several hundred new homes are planned to be located nearby. Matlock bus station has also been relocated so as to be adjacent to the railway station, thus giving Matlock a true transport interchange. In the year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010, journeys from the station had increased by 40.70%. 
The full range of tickets for travel for any destination in the country are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost; however, in June 2009, an automatic ticket machine was installed on the platform, enabling passengers to buy or collect tickets bought in advance.
The station has two platforms. The former up platform is used by the Derwent Valley Line while the former down platform is used by Peak Rail. The Network Rail platform is accessed from the station car park while the Peak Rail platform is accessed by a small ramp at the north end connecting to a footpath alongside the station. A footbridge at the south end of the station connects the footpath to the car park. The station building (which is located on the former up platform) is occupied by Peak Rail's transport book shop and a limited station buffet.
The track in the Network Rail platform is connected at both ends while the track in the Peak Rail platform is only connected at the north end. To the north of the station is a run-round loop for Network Rail engineering trains. One line of this loop also serves as the access route for Peak Rail trains to run into the station.
All mainline services at Matlock are operated by East Midlands Railway.
On weekdays the station is served by one train per hour in each direction to and from Derby, with around half the services originating or ending in Nottingham. Saturdays also have an hourly service but all the trains originate or end in Derby. 
On Sundays, there is a two-hourly service between Matlock and Nottingham in the morning, with services increasing to hourly from mid-afternoon onwards. 
Services are formed using diesel multiple units of Classes 156, 158 or 170.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Railway||Terminus|
|Terminus||Peak Rail||Darley Dale|
| Matlock Bath |
Line and station open
| Midland Railway |
Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway
| Darley Dale |
Line and station open
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Coordinates: 53°08′17″N1°33′32″W / 53.138°N 1.559°W