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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.

SENRUG Chair Dennis Fancett’s article on the “Failure of Rail Franchising” has now been published on Railfuture’s website at https://www.railfuture.org.uk/article1822-Multifranchise-disservice. The article points out the current franchising regime does not attempt to co-ordinate two or more operators running over the same route as happens between Newcastle and Edinburgh; thus neither operator offers a coherent timetable that allows travel between the intermediate stations of Morpeth, Alnmouth and Berwick. It is hoped Railfuture will use this and other examples from elsewhere in the country as part of its evidence submitted to the Williams Review

Special Passenger Train Round The Ashington Blyth & Tyne Line - Friday 8th February 2019: SENRUG Chair Dennis Fancett was on board, along with Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and senior representatives from Northumberland County Council, Northern Railway, Network Rail, Transport for the North and Nexus. See Dennis's report on his Chairman's Blog here.