February 5th 2018
In just under six months time, a £200 million investment at Derby railway station gets underway.
Derby Resignalling is the biggest rail investment in Derby for decades and will replace and upgrade the current track and infrastructure to provide better journeys for the thousands of passengers who travel to, from and through Derby every day. It is part of the biggest upgrade of the Midland Main Line since it opened in 1870 to support better journeys between Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.
Putting passengers first
This joint approach means all passengers who will experience temporary changes to their journeys will receive simple, consistent and timely information to help them continue to travel with confidence while these works take place.
A key part of this commitment is the launch of a dedicated new website. It includes a simple A-Z station directory which provides detailed travel advice broken down by station and date to help passengers understand the temporary changes to their journeys, six months before works take place, regardless of whether they travel with CrossCountry or East Midlands Trains. It is available at www.dby2018.co.uk and available now.
Changes to journeys
Changes to journeys vary depending on when and where passengers are travelling. However, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry services to and from Crewe, Matlock, Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield will be affected at different times while the work is carried out.
Services to and from Nottingham and stations south of East Midlands Parkway on the main line to London are only marginally affected but you may still wish to understand these impacts as well as the details of the work taking place. It is also important to remember this investment is a key part of the biggest upgrade of the Midland Main Line since it opened in 1870, which will support better journeys between Leicester, Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and London.
Final timetables are not available yet but will be issued shortly.
To find out more
The Derby Resignalling website also provides a more detailed explanation, frequently asked questions and a new CGI animation explaining why the works are needed and how they will be delivered during the 79 days of carefully planned activity. A copy of the customer leaflet is available to download, alternatively you may wish to pick one up in one of the stations or speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help.