Agenda and decisions

Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee, Greater Manchester Transport Committee - Friday, 19th March, 2021 10.30 am

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That apologies be noted and received from Councillor Joanne Marshall (Wigan Council).


Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business

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1.    That the Committee expresses its condolences to those affected by the death of Jack Barnes, however, note that the coroner was very clear in his ruling and due to the potential for ongoing enquiries by the police and CPS the Committee were unable to discuss this matter in any detail.


2.    That the additional GM Transport Committee date of 23 March 2021 be noted by the Committee.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 477 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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Minutes of the Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee meeting held 22 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To consider the approval of the minutes of the meeting held 22 January 2021


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That the minutes of the meeting held 22 January 2021 be approved.


Local Rail Service Performance pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of Caroline Whittam, Head of Rail Franchising, TfGM

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1.     That the report be noted.

2.     That the addition of fatality and suicide statistics within the report be noted by the Committee.

3.     That TfGM’s successful application to become the station licence holder for Horwich Parkway rail station be noted by the Committee.



Update on Timetable Consultation

Verbal Update of Eddie Muraszko, Deputy Director, Midlands, North & Wales, Dft

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1.        That the update on the Timetable Consultation be noted.

2.        That it be noted that GM’s response to the consultation has now been returned to the Department for Transport.

3.        That it be noted that over 800 responses to the consultation had been submitted, including representations from members of the public and user groups and that these responses would be published at the end of the process.

4.        That it be noted that the implementation date of any timetable changes would be dependent on which option was selected, but that this would be between May-December 2022.

5.        That it be noted that the second consultation would be in line with usual practice undertaken by operators in relation to any proposed timetable change.

6.        That an informed session will be scheduled for the GMTC in relation to how the work of the Rail Task Force supports the rail infrastructure ambitions for the city region.



Operator Update

Verbal Update of Operators

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Metrolink Service Performance pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Daniel Vaughan, Head of Metrolink, TfGM

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1.      That the contents of the report be noted.

2.      That it be noted that as a result of previous discussions at GMTC, a site visit had taken place at the Hollingworth Metrolink stop which had resulted in a full review of lighting and vegetation and investigations into the maintenance of adjoining private land.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 372 KB

To note and comment on the proposed work programme for the GM Transport Committee and its Sub Committees.

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That the updated work programme be noted.



Dates and Times of Future Meetings

Future meeting dates for the next municipal year for the Committee to be confirmed.



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That the GMCA governance team would be in contact to confirm dates for the 2021/2022 council year.