Next Public Meeting

Tuesday 17th April 2018

19:30 at Morpeth Town Hall

Speaker: Graham Jellett

New French Light Rail Systems in the 21st Century



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.

MORE STRIKES: CrossCountry services will be affected by industrial action on 31st December 2017 (New Year’s Eve) and Northern services will be affected on 8th, 10th and 12th January 2018. Each operator is publishing emergency timetables showing what services they expect to run on these dates and alternative arrangements (such as acceptance of tickets on other services) they are able to offer. For CrossCountry please see and for Northern go to Remember that if you have already booked a ticket and now wish tot to travel, you can apply for a full refund with no cancellation penalty.

8th – 14th January 2018: AMENDED TIMETABLES DURING NEWCASTLE ENGINEERING WORKS: There will be changes to both local and intercity services at Morpeth during this week, with no trains at all between Newcastle and MetroCentre. Virgin services at Morpeth running south may be up to 15 minutes earlier, and those running north may be up to 15 minutes later. If you are changing at Newcastle, note that CrossCountry services that normally start or terminate at Newcastle will start or terminate at Durham instead, and all TransPennine Express services will start from or terminate at York.  Your ticket will be valid on other services between Newcastle and Durham / York. On 13th and 14th January, Virgin services to / from London may take an hour longer. All travellers are therefore strongly advised to re-check their journey times with the journey planer at General information at