Next Public Meeting

Thursday 12th March 2020        @ 19:30

Morpeth Town Hall

Speaker Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail

Network Rail



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.

TPE Services at Morpeth: Transpennine Express has still not fully launched their new hourly service fropm Morpeth to Edinburgh and Liverpool via Manchester which was suppossed to have started on 15th December 2919. Therefore, not all the services in SENRUG's combined inter-city timetable for Morpeth, which is available here are running at present. Please check the latest position, and what to do if you have bought a ticket for a service that is no longer scheduled, at SENRUG is very disappointed that the service is not yet running as promised but notes that more trains are being added week by week, and hopes to be able to report the full service is in operation soon.

Calling Blyth Valley Residents: The BBC (6 pm and 10 pm News) are keen to talk to people living in the Blyth Valley parliamentary constituency about the need for better rail services in the area, particularly the re-opening of the Ashington Blyth & Tyne line, the need for better rail services at Cramlington, the need to improve bus services and the need for a bus connection from Cramlington hospital to nearby stations. If you use these services or would use them once provided and would be happy to talk to the BBC and contribute to the programme please get in touch with Sadaf Maruf, Senior Producer, BBC Westminster, London, Tel: 020 79736095 or Mob: 07393 758322

Artwork at Stations: Congratulations to Newminster Middle School who have provided the artwork at Morpeth Station (see photos here) and to Cragside CofE Primary School who have provided the artwork at Cramlington Station (see photos here).

SENRUG would like to thank the following organisations who have made donations towards the cost of funding our website and Newsletter printing for the 5 years starting from September 2019: Ashington Town Council, Blyth Town Council, Cramlington Town Council, East Bedlington Parish Council, Pegswood Parish Council, Seaton Valley Community Council and West Bedlington Town Council.