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 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, Pinhoe and Exeter Central. On this route the current infrastructure severely restricts service and line speed improvements.

We also lobby for guarantees that availability of the unregulated fares offered by the previous franchisee (South West Trains) will be maintained by SWR. 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 all 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