Salisbury to Exeter Rail Users Group

SERUG is a lobby group focused 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, LEP's, and other communities.  We lobby Train Operators, Network Rail, DfT and other Government departments to provide new infrastructure, improve the line’s service, timetable resilience, capacity, and the overall passenger experience, including new trains.

We cover the stations of Tisbury, Gillingham, Templecombe, Sherborne, Yeovil Junction, Crewkerne, Axminster, Honiton, Feniton, Whimple, Cranbrook, Pinhoe and Exeter Central. On this route, the current old infrastructure and ageing (30 year-old) rolling stock, severely restricts performance.

SERUG is not funded by any commercial rail operators or rail-based organisations.  We lobby independently for all improvements that will benefit the travelling public. We are affiliated to Railfuture, a non-political, not for profit organisation which campaigns for a bigger and better railway in Britain.

Current priorites:

Covid, Extreme Weather, Industrial Action and the Cost of Living have changed the backdrop in the past few years, and we have reset our priorities:

A full version of these goals can by viewed and downloaded here.

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 us at