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Trains to Derby

The city of Derby is situated in the middle of the UK, making it a central hub for express train routes and connections to many parts of the country. Travellers coming from Scotland can connect at Edinburgh to travel directly to Derby with services provided by CrossCountry. For travellers looking for services in the south, CrossCountry also has trains departing from Reading and Bristol. Derby is well connected to London, with East Midlands Trains departing frequently from London Pancras Station.

Nestled on the banks of the River Derwent, this city is in the East Midlands of England south of Derbyshire County. Direct result of the British rail industry, the city's high industrialisation results from its central role in that economic boom in the 19th century. Some of the city's fascinating museums include the Pickford's House Museum, the Royal Crown Derby Museum, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and The Silk Mill.

Which train operating companies run trains to Derby?

CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains are the two service providers with routes to Derby.

Which cities have direct routes to Derby?

The most well-connected cities to Derby are Nottingham and Sheffield, where both CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains run direct trains to Derby. CrossCountry also provides direct services from Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Bristol, Reading and Southampton. Their long distance service from Edinburgh to Bristol is one of the longest in the country and passes through Derby. Travellers can board this train from any one of its stops to travel directly to Derby. East Midlands Trains provides local direct services from Crewe and Leicester, with one long distance service to London St Pancras. They also run trains to Derby from East Midlands Parkway, the closest station to East Midlands Airport.

What are the main stations in Derby?

Derby has one railway station, which is Derby Midland Station. It lies approximately 0.8 miles to the south of the city centre and can easily be reached by bus or on foot.


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