Next Public Meeting

Wednesday 8th May 2019

19:30 Morpeth Town Hall

Guest Speaker Cllr Richard Wearmouth

Cabinet Member for Economy, Northumberland County Council



Welcome to the SENRUG website.

Local train near Cramlington - John Brierley

SENRUG – The South East Northumberland Rail User Group – is a voluntary organisation that promotes rail travel and campaigns for better rail services in, within, to, from and through South East Northumberland, representing the interests of both existing and potential rail travellers in the area.

By ‘potential’, SENRUG means those who would use rail services if only the trains went where they want to go, at the time they want to go, at a price they can afford, and in a clean, safe, secure, accessible and easy to understand manner.

Please look through our website to find out more about our current campaigns and how we pursue them. Use the Contact button below to let us know if you agree or advise us of ideas of your own.

The more people we speak for, the louder our voice is heard. If you support our objectives, we invite you to add your voice to ours and join SENRUG, to help us achieve our campaigns and develop new ones.

Special Discounted Fares: Morpeth and Cramlington to Newcastle. Available from 10th March 2019 until 20th April 2019 on Northern Trains only. From Morpeth: Anytime Single £4.20, Anytime Return £5.30, Cheap Day Return £4.50. From Cramlington: Anytime Single £4.10, Anytime Return £5.20, Cheap Day Return £4.40.  Railcard and Child discounts available. Please make sure you are offered these fares when buying your ticket.

New Penalty Fare Zone: Morpeth, Cramlington and Manors will become part of a Penalty Fare zone from 11th April. This means passengers must buy their tickets before they board the train. To facilitate this, TVMs (Ticket Vending Machines) have been installed at Cramlington and Manors. These machines only take card, but customers who only have cash should still select the ticket they want, note the fare and obtain a “Promise To Pay” Notice. Passengers boarding a train without a ticket or Promise to Pay Notice will be liable to pay a Penalty Fare. Please allow extra time to get your ticket, allowing for the fact there might be a queue at the station as there is only one machine in each location. Note: passengers at Cramlington and Manors are now able to order not just local but also long-distance tickets in advance and collect them from the station machines. SENRUG has pointed out to Northern there is no signage on the machine at Manors and passengers may not realise it is there. We understand that is being fixed.

New Artwork For Morpeth Station: Students at Newminster School in Morpeth are busy creating new artwork which will soon be on display at the station, thanks to a Northern Railway Seed Corn Grant. Click here to see some photos of the artwork under construction at the school.

Congratulations to Cragside CofE Primary School in Cramlington who have worked with SENRUG to win funding from Northern to develop artwork for Cramlington station. We look forward to seeing the completed artwork soon.