North of Morpeth Local Service

Today, myself and Deputy Chair Andrew Carmichael met with Systra, Northumberland County Council and Northern, to discuss the Interim Feasibility Report on extending the hourly Newcastle – Morpeth trains on to Berwick. The results are looking promising. The final report should be ready in a few weeks. After the meeting, I had time for a quick coffee with Cllr Wearmouth to discuss where we are up to, both on this North of Morpeth service, and of course the Ashington re-opening