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Salisbury to Exeter Rail Users Group (SERUG)

SERUG is a lobby group focussed on the operation of the railway between Salisbury and Exeter and its future improvement. We enlist the support of rail users, MP’s, County and local Councils and other communities. We lobby Train Operators, Network Rail, DfT and other Government departments to improve the line’s capacity and train services including the timetable and rolling stock.

We cover the stations of Tisbury, Gillingham, Templecombe, Sherborne, Yeovil Junction, Crewkerne, Axminster, Honiton, Feniton, Whimple, Cranbrook and Pinhoe and Exeter Central. On this route the current infrastructure severely restricts service and line speed improvements.

We are lobbying for improvements to infrastructure, rolling stock, and timetables as well as guarantees that availability of the unregulated fares offered by the previous franchisee (South West Trains) will be maintained by the new operator South Western Railway. More specific information can be found on the Objectives page. We are not funded by any commercial rail operators or rail-based organisations (such as Network Rail). We lobby independently for service and infrastructure improvements that will benefit the travelling public.

SERUG is affiliated to Railfuture, a non-political, not for profit organisation which campaigns for a bigger and better railway in Britain.

We welcome your support and feedback. If you would like to receive regular updates (newsletters, details of events, etc), please see the Membership section on this site or email contact@serug.co.uk

Annual General Meeting

The 2019 SERUG AGM will be held in Sherborne on Tuesday 26th March. We have two excellent speakers, Ian Walmsley of Modern Railways magazine, and Andrew Ardley of South West Railways. Full details on the Events page: https://serug.co.uk/events

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