Ashington Blyth & Tyne Line Re-opening Consultation: What we hope will be the last public consultation on this re-opening – now called “The Northumberland Line” – before a positive decision is finally announced, will take place between Monday November 16th and Monday December 14th. Because of the COVID social distancing restrictions, it will be an online “virtual” consultation only, and is available at www.nland.uk/line. Announcing the Consultation, Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Cabinet Member responsible for economic development, said: “There’s ever more confidence our long-term aspirations for this project are going to become reality – bringing social and economic benefits to residents, commuters, visitors and businesses both in Northumberland and the wider region. This consultation is a critical stage of the process. We really want everyone to be part of this journey and would appreciate feedback- either on specific elements or the scheme as a whole.” SENRUG is urging all its members and supporters to engage with the consultation and express their support for the scheme. It is also an opportunity to raise any genuine concerns with the final design of the stations, associated road and pedestrian access and the scheme as a whole. Please note, the Council are asking respondants to make any comments using the online facility on the consultation website if at all possible, as this will make it significantly easier for the team at the Council to review and evaluate all the different responses received.