Decision details

Rail Network Performance Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1.            That the updates from Northern Rail be noted.

2.            That it be noted there had been considerable service improvements since the introduction of the December timetable.

3.            That it be noted that through the Greater Manchester Stations Alliance work was underway to install accessible toilet pods at a few stations, which would be available to rail users and the wider community.

4.            That it be noted that the renovation work to improve accessibility being carried out at Salford Central station had been progressing as planned.

5.            That it be noted that the ticket office in Hattersley was now open. 

6.            That it be noted that Northern Rail had won an award for innovative computer simulation to build confidence with those with accessibility needs to travel by train.

7.            That it be noted that Northern would feedback to Councillor Vickers on the suggestion made as to whether it would be possible to extend the discount offer for journeys made between Wigan and central Manchester.


Publication date: 21/03/2023

Date of decision: 17/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2023 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee