Agenda and decisions

Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee, Greater Manchester Transport Committee - Friday, 12th November, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: The Main Hall, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Contact: Governance & Scrutiny  Tel: 0161 778 7009

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Additional documents:

Decision:

That apologies be noted and received from Councillor Andrew Western (GMCA), Mark Angelucci (TfGM), Guillaume Chanussot (Keolis Amey) Victoria Mercer (TfGM) and Caroline Whittam (TfGM).

2.

Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business

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Decision:

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

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 204 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 least 48 hours before the start of the meeting.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

4.

Minutes of the meeting held 17 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 478 KB

To consider the approval of the GMTC Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee minutes of the meeting held 17 September 2021.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the minutes of the GM Transport Metrolink & Rail Sub Committee meeting held 17 September 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

5.

Metrolink Service Performance pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of Daniel Vaughan, Head of Metrolink, TfGM.

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Decision:

  1. That the report be noted.
  2. That on behalf of the Committee, appreciation and recognition of the ongoing targeted partnership work to tackle crime and Anti-Social Behaviour across the network, in particular the Oldham/Rochdale line be received.
  3. That further investigation and consideration be provided to the publication of convictions for matters relating to crime and ASB across the Metrolink network.
  4. That the breakdown of patronage across the network on a line-by-line basis continue to be received and that further information to clarify the number of carriages used for journeys across Oldham/Rochdale line be provided by TfGM to Councillor Norman Briggs (Oldham Council).
  5. That information relating to face covering compliance across the network be included in future updates to the Committee if available.

6.

Metrolink Operator Update

Verbal update from Kelios Amey Metrolink.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the update provided by TfGM on behalf of KAM as part of the Metrolink Service Performance report be noted.

7.

Local Rail Service Performance pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Caroline Whittam, Head of Rail Services, TfGM.

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Decision:

That the report be noted.

 

8.

Rail Operator Update

Verbal update from Rail Operators.

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Decision:

  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.

 

9.

Manchester Recovery Task Force Update

Verbal update of Gary Bogan, Rail North Partnership Director

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Decision:

That the update be noted.

 

10.

GM Transport Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Report of Gwynne Williams, Deputy Monitoring Officer, GMCA.

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Decision:

That the proposed work programme for the GM Transport Committee and its Sub Committees be noted.

 

11.

Dates and Times of Future Meetings

To consider future meeting dates for the Committee.

 

Friday 14 January 2022

Friday 11 March 2022

 

Meetings will commence at 10:30am

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

That the following dates of future meetings be noted –

 

Friday 14 January 2022

Friday 11 March 2022

 

 

All meetings will commence at 10:30am