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Town Trail, free entry

Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter

Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter


The Midland Railway was formed on the 10 May 1844 by the amalgamation of three independent companies which converged on Derby. these companies comprised the North Midland Railway, the Midland Counties Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway. The Midland was at the time of formation the largest independent company under single management.

In 1836 proposals for a joint railway were fully discussed when the present site of Derby Station was agreed upon , the station was opened to traffic on 4 June 1839 and completed in 1840. By 1846 Derby Station and related areas occupied over 232 acres. the station was further enlarged in 1867 and 1881. Deterioration over the years meant that a new station was built between 1985 and 1987.

There is leaflet available detailing the history and points of interest available for 20p from Derby Tourist Information Centre 01332 255802

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Currency ExchangeDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

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Map reference: SK 353364  Lat: 52.92385 Long: -1.47637

As Derby is the UK's most central city, access couldn't be easier. Centrally based and accessible by the A6, A50, A52 and A38. 15 minutes from M1 junctions 24 or 25. Just 15 minutes drive from Nottingham East Midlands Airport and 50 minutes from Birmingham International.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Derby station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups