North East Branch

Welcome to Railfuture North East’s webpages

We are campaigning to improve and develop rail services in the North East of England. 

We cover the local authority areas within the Tees Valley, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland

Upcoming Events 

Branch Committee Meeting: The next meeting is on Wednesday 29 January at 6:00 pm. Please note that we are meeting at a new venue: Floor 2, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE

Events in the immediate past

Branch AGM: The Railfuture North East Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 16th March 2019 at the Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Our speaker this year was Simon Walton from the Campaign for Borders Rail who gave us a sparkling presentation full of hints about how to campaign, coupled with description of the of the many benefits that the line has brought to the area and the many possibilities for future developments. The second part of the meeting was devoted to Branch business. Thre present committee was unanimously re-elected and reports from both the Chair and Treasurer were well received.  

Railfuture Summer Conference Conference: On Saturday 22nd June the North East Branch hosted the Railfuture Summer Conference. A Report on the Conference can be found here

Committee Meeting: The Minutes of the Branch Committee meeting held on 6 November are available at  North East Agendas and Minutes

North East Campaigns

Our campaigns, working with our local Rail User Groups, are:

New Rail Service Newcastle to Ashington (Ashington Blyth & Tyne Line). For more details see Ashington Blyth and Tyne
New Station at Ferryhill - Further details at Ferryhill Station
New Station at Gilsland - Further details at Gilsland Station 
New Station at Team Valley   
New Railway Ferryhill to Pelaw (Leamside Line) Further details at Leamside Line
Faster Journey times between Tees-side and Tyneside (Stillington Line) - Further details at Faster Journeys between Teeside and Tyneside
North of Morpeth Local Service

Local Links

South East Northumberland Rail Users Group - http://www.senrug.co.uk
Saltburn Line Users Group - https://en-gb.facebook.com/saltburnlineusergroup/
Coastliners – The Users group for the Durham Coast Line - http://www.necoastliners.co.uk
Tyne Valley Rail Users Group - https://tvrug.org.uk
Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Users Group - Mainly Bus and Metro -http://www.twptug.org.uk

The branch also supports the work being undertaken in our region by the AVR (Aln Valley Railway), Weardale Railway, Campaign for Borders Rail and the Wensleydale Railway.

A full list of Rail user groups in the North East are shown on Railfuture's Regional List of Rail User Groups. The Regional List can be viewed, or downloaded in PDF format, here.


View our latest and previous branch newsletters.


Secretary: ian.walker at railfuture.org.uk or at 47 Park House Gardens, Sherburn Village, Durham DH6 1DU

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