Matlock Railway Station Footbridge

This is the latest of MCA’s projects. It would not have been possible without the generous support from Derbyshire Dales District Council, Matlock Town Council and especially the Rail Partnership, including the County Council.

The Funders Group pictured at the Official Opening on 9th Feb. 2024

It was managed for MCA by Gerry Drew initially and latterly by Ken Parker. The design and construction were carried out by Chris Addison and Phil Rutt. In addition to the artwork illustrating the Midland Railway Steam Locomotive 1000 Class (built in Derby in 1902 and restored in 1959 to its superheated condition in 1914). This type of locomotive was a common sight in Matlock until the 1960s.  It was chosen to symbolise the creation of modern Matlock that resulted from the coming of the railway in 1849. The scheme also includes two new planters and a lectern / information board detailing the history of Matlock Station & the part it played during the visitor boom of the hydros. Overall, it greatly improves what had been an ugly approach to the station.

The Completed Project

If you want to know more about the locomotive, or the history of the station, please come and read the information board. For more on how Matlock was changed by the Railway Age, follow this link. Why not use it as an excuse for a steam train ride on Peak Rail.

Click below for press release