Derby resignalling — major rail works from July

March 26th, 2018

From Sunday 22 July – Sunday 7 October, major works will take place in and around Derby station. If you travel by train, please read this announcement to see whether you will be affected.

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.

Changes to journeys

There will be some changes to journeys — however these will vary depending on when and where passengers are travelling. 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.

Final timetables are not available yet but these are currently being developed and will be published as swiftly as possible.

Find out more

A dedicated new website has been launched for passengers, businesses and communities that might be affected by the works. The site includes an A-Z station directory providing detailed travel advice.

The website also provides a more detailed explanation of the project, frequently asked questions and an animation explaining why the works are needed and how they will be delivered during the 79 days of carefully planned activity.

If you have any questions about the works and impact on travel, please email

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