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If you are looking for a day out, then the Midland Railway – Butterley might just be the place you are looking for!

Experience the way travel used to be with a train ride through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside.

Please note that this weekend’s services will be DIESEL hauled.  Steam services are currently suspended due to fire risk as a result of the exceptionally dry weather.

Saturday’s services will be hauled by 47401 and Sunday’s by 45041.


Trains depart from Butterley at:  11.00am, 12.20pm, 2.00pm & 3.20pm.


Get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore the Museum Complex, where you will be able to visit the Matthew Kirtley Building (Railway Museum), Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church, the West Shed and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.  (Please note that this is not possible on the 3.20pm departure.)


Trains return from Swanwick Junction at:  11.50am, 1.10pm, 2.50pm & 4.00pm.


Today’s train fares:                                                  With Gift Aid                Without Gift Aid

Adult                                                                                        £12.50                                £11.00
Over 60                                                                                   £11.50                                 £10.00
Child (aged 5-16)                                                                    £6.25                                  £5.50
Child (under 5)                                                                       Free                                      Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15)         £31.25                                 £27.50

Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.

About Gift Aid

Gift Aid is available to UK tax payers, enabling the Midland Railway Trust to reclaim 25% of the amount paid from the government. Gift Aid visitors will receive vouchers to spend in the shops and buffets as a thank you for payment by this method. This represents excellent value for the visitor as well as benefiting the Midland Railway Trust.

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