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£200m has been invested in the railway in Derby

This project was the biggest rail investment in Derby station for decades and is a key part of the Midland Main Line upgrade which will improve journeys to and through Derby station by reducing bottlenecks and enabling quicker and more efficient passage of rail traffic.


Pre-work layout of track at Derby station
Before: Pre-work showing the track layout

New track layout south of Derby
After: New track layout


Pre-work showing existing platforms at Derby station
Before: Pre-work showing existing platforms
New platforms at Derby station
After: New track layout

This plaques marks the completion of the Derby Resignalling project on Monday 8 October 2018

Derby station

Train services resumed in and out of Derby station on Monday 8 October 2018 following the successful completion of the station’s 79 day transformation.

The most notable change for passengers is the changes to the platforms. One new platform 6 was installed and existing platforms 2-5 have been realigned and lengthened to create vital space for passengers.

Track has also been renewed throughout and the layout to the south of the station completely remodelled to enable services to run in and out of the station more reliably.

Extensive upgrades to signalling equipment have also been completed. Signalling control has now been moved to the East Midlands Control Centre in Derby. This means more reliable journeys for passengers, allowing faster decision making on the railway to minimise delays.

    Key facts

  • 17km new track installed
  • 150,000 tonnes of ballast (railway foundation stone) used
  • 240 engineering trains used
  • 10 signal gantries installed
  • 65 new signals installed
  • 79 sets of points installed (allowing trains to cross from one track to another)
  • One new platform installed

The animation below gives an overview of the works undertaken:

Thank you

We are very grateful to passengers and our line side neighbours for their patience and understanding while we have completed these major upgrades.

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