SENRUG announce that on Saturday 7th. June - a charter train will do three circuits of the Ashington-Blyth-Tyne Line - demonstrating how suitable the route is for passenger rail services.
Each train takes 2 hours to do the circuit from Morpeth to Newcastle, via Benton to Ashington and then back via Choppington to Morpeth.
The first train leaves Morpeth at 8.55 and will carry "public figures" (that'll be me then) and "press". The other two trains will leave Morpeth at 10.57 and 14.27. Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 children, under 5s to go free but there will be no seats for the latter. There are no other concessions. You can get on at Cramlington, but tickets are Morpeth to Morpeth, so we are afraid that if you want to get off at Cramlington there will probably not be a seat for you for the short distance back.
Contact Colin Patmore at 11, Campion Way, Ashington NE63 8JG for tickets