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.

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.


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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