Duffield (DFI)

Type: National Rail
(Midland Main Line) &
Preserved Railway
(Ecclesbourne Valley Railway)
Station code: DFI
Opened: 1841
1867 (current position)
Platforms: 3
Duffield is a small unmanned station on the Midland Lain Line between Derby and Belper. The original station was built in 1841 a bit further along the line with the current station dating from 1867 when it was decided to build a station on the junction between the line and a branch to Wirksworth.

That branch is now the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (EVR) and their Duffield terminus (the former platform 3) is adjacent to the National Rail station. The EVR have adopted Duffield station.

The current National Rail station has a single island platform accessible via a footbridge with a bus shelter. The only trains that stop at the station are East Midlands Trains services between Matlock and destinations like Newark Castle and Nottingham. Expresses between London St Pancras and Sheffield and Leeds also pass through the station but do not stop.

The EVR station has a single platform (platform 3), it reopened in 2011. A new booking office / shop opened in 2017.
EMT 153 310 at Duffield

A Meridian passes through the station at speed

Station footbridge

National Rail platform viewed from the EVR one

A run round loop exists at the EVR station to aid loco hauled services

As with the NR station most services to the EVR one are also DMUs!