Next Public Meeting

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 May 2019. Good News. Most Northern Morpeth and Cramlington services now run through to Carlisle, eliminating the 59-minute wait at Newcastle for passengers travelling beyond Hexham. There is also a new weekday CrossCountry service at Morpeth at 18:49. But please note the Northern printed timetable leaflet is WRONG. The 4 TPE services shown starting from 29th July (Column Header note “Y”) will not in fact run - we have to wait until December these services to start. However, two weekday CrossCountry services that do run are not shown in the printed timetable leaflet. These are northbound: 14:49 (from Plymouth to Edinburgh) and southbound: 09:25 (from Dundee to Plymouth). The NRES and online timetable leaflets are correct.

Later Trains at Berwick: Cllr Georgina Hill has started a petition for later trains at Berwick station. Particularly on Saturday’s, it’s ridiculous the last departure from Edinburgh for Berwick, Alnmouth & Morpeth is as early as 20:00. Sign the petition at

SENRUG Funding: SENRUG need to raise just over £3,700 funding to secure its operating costs for the next 5 years. This mainly includes the cost of migrating its website to a new, enhanced platform along with hosting, maintenance, update support and domain name registration. The required funding also includes printing a new “Join Us” leaflet (current supplies are almost exhausted) and printing 3 Newsletters per year. All the SENRUG Committee are of course volunteers and contribute free of charge. If you, or an organisation you represent, can contribute towards the requested sum, please contact and advise. SENRUG can of course supply paperwork such as its Constitution, Report & Accounts, and the supplier’s quotes.

Congratulations to Newminster School: Artwork from Newminster School, funded by Northern through an application managed by SENRUG, is now complete and displayed at Morpeth Station. See SENRUG Press Release here, and all photos here.