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.


European Passenger Federation Conference: Why not join public transport campaigners across Europe for EPF’s annual conference in Copenhagen, on Friday and Saturday 10th & 11th June 2022? For more information and to register click here: SENRUG Members should note that SENRUG is affiliated to Railfuture which in turn is a member of EPF, so the EPF Member conference delegate rate of 100 Euros will apply (students 50 Euros).

TPE Services to / from Morpeth on Saturdays and Sundays. TransPennine Express services are being affected by industrial action and Sunday services are subject to cancellation. Please check the TPE website prior to travel to confirm if the service you are travelling on is affected.

Northern Cuts and New TPE service at Cramlington: Northern have sadly announced that, in view of the numbers of train crew they have safe-isolating, and latest government advice to work from home, they are obliged to withdraw 2 services each way from the timetable effective 4th January 2022. These are: from Morpeth 14:55 and 18:56, and from Newcastle 13:57 and 18:17. Sadly, these services are not being reinstated from the May 2022 timetable change and we continue to press Northern for a date for full re-instatement. Morpeth passengers have a limited choice of other operators’ services to choose from, but it is more difficult for Cramlington passengers. SENRUG is therefore pleased to announce it has asked TransPennine Express (TPE) to stop its 17:34 Edinburgh – Newcastle service at Cramlington, and this is now happening, calling at Cramlington at 19:09.

New Commuter Services For Cramlington. As from 13th December 2021, Cramlington has a new, earlier commuter service to Newcastle provided by TPE, departing at 07:11, an hour before the previous first service from Northern at 08:09. 


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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