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

ASHINGTON BLYTH & TYNE LINE RE-OPENING. Now called “The Northumberland Line” by Northumberland County Council, click here to see the County Council’s short upbeat video on the re-opening progress, released 29th July 2020. For our Campaign Page please click here.

COVID-19: The rail network is now available for all types of passengers (no longer “emergency use only”) but note passengers must wear a face mask, buying tickets in advance is encouraged, and social distancing measures are in force on trains – meaning they are running at less than normal capacity. Please also check on-line timetables before travelling as most companies are still not running their full service as per the December 2019 timetable. Finally, there is currently still no catering on-board trains (neither for purchase nor complimentary first class offers).

Train company TransPennine Express want to hear your views. They have 2 separate surveys for passengers.  For people who are currently using their services, and did so during lockdown, they want to know your views on their safety measures, what worked for you and any areas for improvement, as well as how your overall journey was affected by the Coronavirus measures.  Please complete this survey: www.research.net/r/TPEcurrent.

Whether you have travelled or not during lockdown, they are also interested in your future travel intentions as lockdown restrictions are eased, comparing travel habits before lockdown and how they might have changed as a result of the lifting of Coronavirus travel restrictions.  Please use this survey:  www.research.net/r/TPEtravel



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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