Next Public Meeting

Thursday 7th December 2017

19:30 at Morpeth Town Hall

Speaker: Richard Gibson, CrossCountry Trains

(additional CrossCountry services are being introduced at Morpeth from Sunday 11th December) 


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.

SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER - STRIKE ON CROSSCOUNTRY TRAINS. No CrossCountry services will call at Morpeth. If you are travelling on the 14:47 to Edinburgh, please be at the station in time for the 14:41 Virgin service instead. Passengers who have already booked tickets can alternatively travel on CrossCountry services on Sat 18th or Mon 20th Nov, or apply for a full refund. Note: CrossCountry tickets will be accepted on Virgin trains from Morpeth except the 20:57 Virgin service to Edinburgh, and also on Arriva Bus X18 between Newcastle (Haymarket), Morpeth, Alnmouth / Alnwick and Berwick. Full information at

NEW DECEMBER 2017 Timetable: Get ready for a massive boost in services at Morpeth: 2 more CrossCountry trains each way every day. More Virgin trains at weekends. Northern service on Sundays. Tickets available to book now. For complete intercity timetable for Morpeth click here. For details of Northern's new Sunday service at Morpeth and Cramlington click here. Or see online timetables on any operator's website. 

Morpeth Station Ticket Office: SENRUG has raised with Northern the ongoing problem of the Ticket Office being closed when its suppossed to be open. See Northern's response here. And do contact Northern directly to let them know of any difficulties the problem is causing you.

PLUSBUS comes to Morpeth. Remember you can now book bus travel to and from Morpeth station when you book your rail ticket. See Two routes now pull in to the station bus turning circle, the S1 and T1C, providing between them almost an hourly service. For more details click here.