North East Branch


Railfuture have launched a Northern Powerhouse campaign for improved services that can be achieved now within current constraints, and that can be achieved in future through a coordinated investment programme, to turn the great Northern cities of Liverpool, Preston, Manchester, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and Hull into a single strategic economic entity linked by a fast high capacity rail network to realise the economic potential of the region as a global powerhouse.

Specific local campaigns include:
  • Reopening the Leamside line for both passengers and freight
  • Improved rail services throughout the area
  • Introduction of passenger services on the Ashington Blyth and Tyne line, supporting SENRUG.
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.

Read our recent branch newsletters on our dashboard page.


Note: The North East branch meeting with Nigel Harris and Christian Wolmar was moved to Thursday 16th February 2017 (not the date stated in the November 2016 newsletter).

See Events (and key dates) for rail campaigners

North East rail user groups

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


Secretary - ian.walker at railfuture.org.uk
47 Park House Gardens, Sherburn Village, Durham DH6 1DU
Tel: 0191 372 0538

Railfuture Sponsorship

Railfuture was proud to support a Railway Movie Marathon event organised by one of our corporate members, Tees Trains CIC - see flier (2.65 MB).

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