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The Alnmouth Rail Users Group (ARUG) was set up in 2003 to help improve rail services in Northumberland.

Use the links on the left to find details about our aims, officers, meetings and further useful links.

Alnmouth station serves a large population in Northumberland and is conveniently located close to a large number of tourist attractions and beautiful countryside and coastline. It is the railway station nearest Alnwick.

If you would like to be informed about our meetings, please send us an email so that we can add your name to our list.




                Alnmouth Rail Users Group

For your information, if you have not already spied this, the parking charges at Alnmouth Station NCC Car Park  are now in place.   

The signs were changed at some point during today   (Monday 10th December)  and the parking meters uncovered. 


May we point out there is still free on-street parking within 5 to 10 mins walk.   Also, we remind you that there is county-wide Pay and Display Permit available to purchase from NCC - ( still 130 for 12 months).     The restriction signs specifically say these permits are valid. 

 NCC answer to availability of parking meters at busy times:

If you have to board the train without having purchased a ticket it is possible to immediately contact the Council's customer services centre on telephone 0345 600 6400 and to make payment via the telephone. The ticket information is logged and relayed automatically to the hand held devices used by our Civil Enforcement Officers so they are aware a vehicle has a valid ticket when visiting the car park.


An ARUG member living near the station observed the following:

"Not sure about not being able to build on the field next to the southbound car park as its green-belt.....some Duke's employees were surveying it for more houses last week.  

Planning application going in soon they said.


This demonstrates a general lack of coordinated planning and understanding of planning matters by NCC.  

Clearly the Duke is wanting to release land for development and NCC are keen to generate income from council tax, but with so much property being built without any strategy for an equivalent number of local jobs or effective means to get people to work on Tyneside, it seems the policy is to allow more holiday homes to be be built on greenbelt land.

This will go to an examiner and may offer an opportunity for ARUG to get the parking issues raised at higher level..... "

Latest news:

Extra Parking spaces ?

Please see the ARUG letter below, sent to NCC......

ARUG objection.pdf

For the Notes of the meeting with NCC reps of 15/11/2018 please click on this link:

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