Group gives detail on its campaigns

A rail user group is holding a series of public meetings to highlight its range of campaigns.

The evenings have been organised by the South East Northumberland Rail User Group (SENRUG), which is concerned that people think they are focusing on improvements at Morpeth Railway Station and reopening the Ashington, Blyth and Tyne line.

SENRUG chairman Dennis Fancett is anxious to get the message across that the voluntary group is calling for action and new additions across all of the area it represents.

He said: “We also campaign for better services at locations such as Pegswood and Widdrington, significant improvements at Cramlington, more intercity services at Morpeth and proper bus/rail integration at all appropriate stations. In addition, once the main trunk of the Ashington, Blyth and Tyne line is reopened, we want to see further extensions to include locations such as Blyth, Newbiggin and Choppington.

“However, we need people living in these other areas to be aware of what we are doing and support us – as the more people we speak for, the louder our voice is heard – and that is why we are holding these meetings.

“We are hoping to get more supporters and, of course, are willing to debate any opposing views that might emerge.”

Meetings will be held at 7.30pm at Manor Walks Cramlington, on October 5, East Bedlington Community Centre on October 16, and Seghill Community Centre on October 26.