Welcome to the SENRUG website.

Northern Train approaching Morpeth. Dave Shaw.

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.

Latest News

Emergency COVID-19 Timetables: Train services are now starting to ramp up in accordance with the government’s attempts to get the economy moving again.  However,it is still not the full service, so anyone needing to travel should check the online timetables first to confirm times. As from 15th June 2020 it is  compulsory in England. The government and the rail companies are still requesting that people travel for essential purposes only such as getting to and from work, so sadly, no-one should be contemplating leisure travel at present.

If you do need to travel for essential purposes but find the reduced timetables do not suit your needs, please get in touch so SENRUG can feed any gaps back to the train operators. Cramlington for instance only has a 2-hourly service outside of peaks, which will not make it easy for any commuters wishing to stagger their normal work hours.

SENRUG believes the government and rail industry could and should be doing more to carry more passengers safely. Please click on the link to see our 12th June 2020 Press Release “Don’t Trash The Rail Industry Permanently” SENRUG Warns Government 

SENRUG wishes to express its appreciation to all rail industry staff, both at management and operational level, for their efforts in maintaining a rail service for key workers during this crisis.


Website and Newsletter printing costs (2019-2024) funded by contributions from Ashington, Blyth, Cramlington and West Bedlington Town Councils, East Bedlington & Pegswood Parish Councils and Seaton Valley Community Council.


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