Mat­lock-Derby line clo­sure warn­ing

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Net­work Rail has pro­vided ad­vance no­tice of a week of ser­vice changes be­tween Mat­lock and Derby, with re­place­ment buses run­ning be­tween Fe­bru­ary 9-17.

The line will be shut to al­low Net­work Rail to re­new Am­ber­gate Junc­tion, the point where the Mat­lock branch line leaves the Mid­land Main Line.

The work will al­low trains to run faster than at present, and is part of a wider project to in­crease speeds on the Mid­land Main Line.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate that clos­ing the line be­tween Derby and Mat­lock for a week will be in­con­ve­nient for pas­sen­gers,” said lo­cal Route Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Rob McIn­tosh.

“These vi­tal im­prove­ments at Am­ber­gate will in­crease the line speed and bring a more ro­bust timetable for pas­sen­gers in the years to come.”

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