Next Public Meetings

Thursday 12th Sep 2019

Morpeth Town Hall

Speaker Chris Cunningham, Head of North Region, LNER


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019

Morpeth Town Hall

Speaker Graham Meiklejohn,

Regional Development Manager, TransPennine Express



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.

Charges at Morpeth Station Car Park: Please note charges will be introduced in the Northumberland County Council (NCC) car park effective from 19th August 2019. Charges already apply in Northern's car park. NCC will also offer season ticket discounts for regular parkers but please note their tickets will NOT be interchangeable with those for Northern's car park. SENRUG continues to be in discussion with both car park operators and is asking for reciprocity of tickets and free evening and weekend parking. NCC will review the situation again with SENRUG in 6 months. NCC also hope to have completed a modest car park extension by December.

SENRUG Funding: SENRUG needs to raise £3,715 - preferably by September - to cover its operating costs for the next 5 years. We've already raised £1,770 thanks to a number of generous donations. Could you or your organisation help with the outstanding £1,945? If yes, please contact for full details including copies of our Constitution, Report & Accounts, and the supplier’s quotes.

Well Done Cragside C of E Primary School in Cramlington: Their stunning artwork is now on display at Cramlington Station. To see some photos of the art “under construction” at school, along with the finished work at the station, click here. Or for SENRUG’s Press Release, click here. Special thanks to all the pupils and staff at Cragside for making it happen. Newminster School have already completed their work at Morpeth Station which can be seen here. Our thanks to Northern Railway for the funding grants.