Decision details

Rail Operator Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


  1. That the update be noted.
  2. That it be noted that thirty out of ninety train stations across GM were currently without a station adopter scheme and members of the Committee be encouraged to signpost any suitable community groups to Northern to become station adopters.
  3. That Northern provide further consideration to the re-introduction of Sunday services to and from Rose Hill train station in future timetable changes should there be a clear achievable balance between demand/resource and cost effectiveness.
  4. That further assurance be requested from the Committee and sought by TfGM from Network Rail on behalf of passengers requiring support at Piccadilly Train station on final train cancellations.
  5. That it be noted that Northern had received direct customer complaints in relation to last train cancellations and the subsequent approach of station staff at Piccadilly and it be agreed that Councillor Emma Taylor (Manchester) to provide direct complaint details to Chris Jackson (Northern) to ensure the significant issue was investigated further and direct feedback provided to customers.
  6. That TPE provide further consideration to the suggestion by Councillor Clarke (Stockport) to the possibility of Anglo/Scottish services to Glasgow and Edinburgh stopping more regularly at Carstairs station.
  7. That future timetable changes by TPE take into consideration the request raised by Councillor Haslam (Bolton) for all services between Manchester airport to Glasgow and Edinburgh to stop at Bolton train station should there be adequate capacity.


Publication date: 12/11/2021

Date of decision: 12/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 12/11/2021 - Greater Manchester Transport Committee