Agenda and decisions

Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee, Greater Manchester Transport Committee - Friday, 16th July, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: The Mechanics Centre Ltd, (Major St Entrance), 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD

Contact: Governance & Scrutiny  Tel: 0161 778 7009

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Additional documents:

Decision:

That apologies be noted and received from Councillors Norman Briggs, Howard Sykes (Councillor Angie Clark substituting), Shah Wazir, Andrew Western and Lucja Majewski, TransPennine Express.

2.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

To note the appointments of Councillors Doreen Dickinson, Chair and Emma Taylor, Vice-Chair of the Committee for the 2021/22 municipal year as agreed at GMTC on 18 June 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

That it be noted that Councillor Doreen Dickinson be appointed as Chair and Councillor Emma Taylor be appointed as Vice Chair of the GM Transport Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee for 2021/22.

 

3.

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2021/22

To note the membership of the GM Transport Metrolink & Rail Services Sub-Committee for 2021/22

 

Members

Representing

Political Party

Councillor Emma Taylor

Manchester City Council

Labour

Councillor Norman Briggs

Oldham Council

Labour

Councillor Shah Wazir

Rochdale Council

Labour

Councillor Joanne Marshall

Wigan Council

Labour

Councillor Mohammed Ayub

Bolton Council

Labour

Councillor Andrew Western

GMCA

Labour

Councillor Elise Wilson

Stockport MBC

Labour

Councillor Steve Adshead

Trafford Council

Labour

Councillor Doreen Dickinson

Tameside MBC

Conservative

Councillor Stuart Haslam

Bolton Council

Conservative

Councillor Howard Sykes

Oldham Council

Liberal Democrat

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

That the membership of the GM Transport Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee for 2021/22 be noted as follows.

 

 

 

Members

Representing

Political Party

Councillor Emma Taylor

Manchester CC

Labour

Councillor Norman Briggs

Oldham Council

Labour

Councillor Shah Wazir

Rochdale Council

Labour

Councillor Joanne Marshall

Wigan Council

Labour

Councillor Mohammed Ayub

Bolton Council

Labour

Councillor Andrew Western

GMCA

Labour

Councillor Tom McGee

Stockport MBC

Labour

Councillor Steve Adshead

Trafford Council

Labour

Councillor Doreen Dickinson

Tameside MBC

Conservative

Councillor Stuart Haslam

Bolton Council

Conservative

Councillor Howard Sykes

Oldham Council

Liberal Democrat

 

4.

Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

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

5.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 483 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.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

There were no declarations received in relation to any item on the agenda.

6.

Minutes of the Metrolink & Rail Sub-Committee meeting held 19 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 423 KB

To consider the approval of the minutes of the meeting held 19 March 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED/-

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2021 be approved.

7.

LOCAL RAIL PERFORMANCE REPORT pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of Caroline Whittam, Head of Rail Franchising, TfGM

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

  1. That the report be noted.
  2. That a letter of congratulations be sent on behalf of the Committee to the Community Rail Groups at the following stations: Hale, Altrincham, Heaton Chapel, Rose Hill, Romiley, Marple and Reddish South for recent success at Cheshire’s Best Kept Station Awards.
  3. That a copy of the letter from Northern to TfGM regarding proposed December 2021 timetable changes be circulated to Members of the Committee.
  4. That the position on face coverings for passengers travelling by Northern be communicated appropriately following confirmation being agreed. 
  5. That further information with regards to numbers of investigations and prosecutions for fly tipping on and around railway land be provided in future updates to the Committee.
  6. That further information regarding Station Project Update for Trafford Park be communicated to Councillor Steve Adshead as agreed by Network Rail.
  7. That the training programme being provided to rail staff by the industry in relation to suicide prevention be offered to Station Friends Groups.
  8. That a Community Day event be arranged by TfGM for Community Rail Groups in December 2021.

 

8.

Metrolink Service Performance pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Daniel Vaughan, Head of Metrolink, TfGM

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the report be noted.

9.

OPERATOR UPDATE

Verbal Update of Operators

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

  1. That the report be noted.
  2. That an update on platform lengthening projects be provided by Network Rail to Councillor Angie Clark.

 

10.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 378 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

  1. That the proposed work programme for the GM Transport Committee and its Sub Committees be noted.
  2. That it be agreed that Members of both the Metrolink & Rail and Bus Services Committee receive details of agendas and reports respectively ahead of forthcoming meetings.

 

11.

Dates and Times of Future Meetings

To consider future meeting dates for the Committee.

 

Friday 17 September 2021

Friday 12 November 2021

Friday 14 January 2022

Friday 11 March 2022

 

All Meetings will commence at 10:30am

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the following dates and times of future meetings be noted –

 

Friday 17 September 2021

Friday 12 November 2021

Friday 14 January 2022

Friday 11 March 2022

 

 

All meetings will commence at 10:30am