Railway engineering works affecting Duffield Station and local services over Easter weekend

Network Rail will be undertaking engineering work affecting Duffield Station and services in Derby and Derbyshire over Easter.

During the Easter weekend (16-17 April), the track running through Duffield station will be upgraded with around 486 metres of rail, sleepers and supporting stones, which the company has said will reduce the need for maintenance work and bring "smoother and more reliable journeys for passengers".

Network Rail is working with train operators to make alternative arrangements for passengers wishing to travel, as the railway line through Duffield will be closed. Cross Country services between Derby and Chesterfield will be diverted and journey times may be extended by 60 minutes as a result.

Additionally, the East Midlands Railway services between London St Pancras International and Sheffield will be diverted and will not call at Long Eaton or Derby. Rail replacement buses will run between Derby and East Midlands Parkway stations to connect back into rail services. For Long Eaton passengers, ticket acceptance is in place so that EMR tickets will also be valid on board CrossCountry trains over this weekend.

Network Rail has recommended passengers plan ahead and check their journeys with their train operator or National Rail Enquiries.

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:21 by Jackie Clements

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