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(This is a short version of our Constitution. The full version can  be found following this link to a pdf file)


Provide a forum for rail users and other interested parties concerning the operation of and improvements to rail services to and from Alnmouth, Chathill, Acklington and Widdrington stations in North Northumberland.


Develop working relationships with Network Rail, Train Operating Companies, Members of Parliament, Statutory bodies such as Rail Passenger Committee’s, Local Authorities, the Department for Transport Rail  and other agencies to identify , lobby and pass on concerns and proposals for improvement to local and intercity rail services.


Campaign for improved rail services for Alnmouth and North Northumberland and represent the concerns, opinions and aspirations of rail-users and would be rail-users.


The group seeks :

to Maintain mainline services to and from Alnmouth

to Improve services generally

to Obtain later evening services

to Improve reliability, punctuality and safety

Better stations, facilities, access and customer information

to Liaise with and in partnership with other Rail User Groups where common problems, goals, campaign issues and aspirations exist.

to Foster and encourage integrated public transport


Organise activities and events to achieve these objectives by:

Promoting the line and services available

Lobbying Central Government, the Department for Transport Rail, Local Authorities, and other relevant groups for improvements in service provision and performance

Collecting information on service performance, station facilities, attitude(s) of staff, opinions of users and communities affected by the services provided

Promoting rail services and patronage throughout North Northumberland


Maintain links with other rail campaign groups and public transport groups where there is mutual benefit.




Membership of the group is open to all members of the public interested in or concerned with the operation of , or improvement to railways and rail services in Alnmouth and North Northumberland, whether resident in the area or not. An annual subscription charge of £5 currently applies.


If you wish to send in your membership's fee by post, please write the cheque out to 'Alnmouth Rail Users Group' and address to: Jean Barr, 37 Springfield Park, Alnwick, NE66 2NH.



Chair                  Murray Davies email

Secretary           Jean Barr email

Treasurer           Arthur Leewis email


Other officers     Peter Groves email

                               Mel Whewell email

                               Kirsten Wolff


To contact us, or give your opinion about rail travel in Northumberland, please send us an email or contact one of our officers.



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Last modified: 30-09-2018