Agenda and decisions

Greater Manchester Transport Committee - Friday, 19th February, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Governance & Scrutiny  Tel: 0161 778 7009

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That Apologies were received and noted from Eamonn Boylan (Chief Executive of the GMCA and TfGM).



Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business

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There were no Chair’s announcements or items of urgent business.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 481 KB

To receive declarations of interest in any item for discussion at the meeting. A blank form for declaring interests has been circulated with the agenda; please ensure that this is returned to the Governance & Scrutiny Officer at the start of the meeting.


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That Cllr Phil Burke declared a personal interest in item 7 (Transport Network Performance) as an employee of Metrolink.


Minutes of the GMTC meeting 11 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 420 KB

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That the minutes of the meeting held 11 December 2020 be approved.


Minutes of the GMTC Sub Committees held January 2021 pdf icon PDF 411 KB

a)      To note the minutes of the Bus Services Sub Committee held 15 January 2021

b)      To note the minutes of the Metrolink and Rail Sub Committee held 22 January 2021

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It was highlighted that paragraph 2 of GMTMRC 06/21 made a reference to “bus operators” that should read “train operators”.


That subject to the above amendment, the minutes of the following sub committees be noted –

·         Bus Services – 15 January 2021

·         Metrolink and Rail – 22 January 2021


GMTC Work Programme pdf icon PDF 367 KB

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That the GM Transport Committee Work Programme be noted.



Transport Network Performance pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Bob Morris, Chief Operating Officer, TfGM.

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  1. That the report be noted.


  1. That any information available regarding patronage levels of Bee Network cycling routes in comparison to general cycling numbers be fed back to Cllr Leech.


  1. That it be noted that the reference to August 2019 on p43 of the report be amended to read April 2020.


  1. That thanks be noted to all service operators for their hard work over the past two months in light of the continued Covid-19 concerns and inclement weather.


  1. TfGM confirmed that had discussed with the Department for Transport the prioritisation of public transport front-line staff for Covid-19 vaccination jabs, and are progressing within GM the use of ‘spare’ vaccine at the end of the day to reduce wastage.  A recent example was KAM Metrolink frontline workers who were able to obtain a vaccination in this way.



TravelSafe Partnership Annual Report pdf icon PDF 644 KB

Report of Lucy Kennon, Head of Resilience and Business Continuity, TfGM.

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Transport Strategy Delivery Plan pdf icon PDF 664 KB

Report of Simon Warburton, Transport Strategy Director, TfGM.

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  1. That the publication of the GM Transport Strategy 2040 Refresh, Delivery Plan and Local Implementation Plans be noted.


  1. That the plans for developing the 2040 sub-strategies be noted.


  1. That concerns highlighted about the need for a significant EV charging point rollout programme be noted by officers.


  1. That a report on the mapping exercise regarding current and future projections for EV charging points be brought to a future meeting of the Committee.


  1. That reports providing more detail on the programmes being undertaken to address decarbonisation plans be brought to future meetings of the Committee.


  1. That a report detailing the work being undertaken by bus operators to introduce Electric and hybrid fuel busses to their fleets be brought to a meeting of the Bus Services Sub-Committee.


Date and time of next meeting

The GMTC Sub Committees will meet on the following dates –


·         12 March 2021 – Bus Services Sub Committee

·         19 March 2021 – Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee

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