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Thursday 12th Sep 2019

Morpeth Town Hall

Speaker Chris Cunningham, Head of North Region, LNER

 

 


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.

New timetable from 19th May 2019: The majority of Northern Morpeth and Cramlington services will run through to or start from Carlisle, eliminating the 59-minute wait at Newcastle for passengers travelling beyond Hexham. There will also be a new CrossCountry service at Morpeth at 18:49. This train starts from Penzance at 09:25 and continues to Edinburgh arriving 20:09. This makes 12 northbound long-distance services at Morpeth per weekday. However, please note Northern’s printed timetable leaflet is WRONG. We are informed by TPE that the 4 services shown starting from 29th July (Column Header note “Y”) will not in fact run - we have to wait until December for full TPE service to start. And the following CrossCountry services that do run are not shown in the printed timetable leaflet northbound: 14:49 (from Plymouth to Edinburgh) and southbound: 09:25 (from Dundee to Plymouth).

New Penalty Fare Zone: Morpeth, Cramlington and Manors are now part of a Penalty Fare zone. 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 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.