Agenda and decisions

Metrolink & Rail Sub-Committee, Greater Manchester Transport Committee - Friday, 13th January, 2023 10.30 am

Venue: The Boardroom, The Tootal Buildings, Broadhurst House , 1st Floor, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Contact: Email: helen.davies@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To note any apologies for absence.

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Decision:

Apologies were received from, Councillors: John Vickers (Wigan), Mohammed Ayub (Bolton), Aasim Rashid (Rochdale), Kevin Peel (Bury) and Councillor Noel Bayley was substituting.

 

2.

Chairs Announcements and Urgent Business

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Decision:

That it be noted:

 

 

1)    That Councillor Eamonn O’Brien had now joined the Committee as he had been appointed as the Combined Authority representative and replaced Councillor Andrew Western on this Committee; and

 

2)    That the rail report and update would be the first item of business to accommodate a diary request.

 

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

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 48 Hours before the start of the meeting.

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Decision:

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

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 November 2022.

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED/-

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2022 be approved as a correct and accurate record.

 

5.

Evaluation of the Carriage of Dogs on Metrolink Pilot pdf icon PDF 711 KB

Report of Danny Vaughan, Head of Metrolink, TfGM- To follow

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Decision:

 

RESOLVED/- That:

 

1)    That the findings of the pilot of the carriage of non-assistance dogs on Metrolink be received and noted; and

 

2)    That the proposal to continue to allow non-assistance dogs on the Metrolink Network, subject to the conditions of carriage be agreed.

 

3)    That it be noted that TfGM would bring an item back to the Committee on the subject of bicycles on the Metrolink revisiting a consultant report from when the network was purchased.

 

 

6.

Metrolink Service Performance Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of Danny Vaughan, Head of Metrolink, TfGM.

 

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED/-

 

That the Metrolink Service Performance Report be received and noted.

 

7.

Metrolink Operator Update

To receive a verbal update from KeliosAmey Metrolink.

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Decision:

RESOLVED/-

 

That the Metrolink Operator update be received and noted.

 

8.

Local Rail Services Performance Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Simon Elliott, Head of Rail Programme, TfGM.

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Decision:

 

RESOLVED/-

1)    That the Local Rail Services Performance Report be received and noted.

 

2)    That a report outlining the reasons for poor performance would be brought to the next committee meeting.

 

3)    That it be noted that Northern and Avanti West Coast Trains agreed to respond to the questions in relation to refunded tickets, level of traffic on platforms, cancellation of trains and fair prices directly with Members.

 

4)    That a report on the Value of the Railway (currently being undertaken by Transport for the North (TfN) was scheduled to the Rail North Committee on 22February and this would be shared with this Committee at the next meeting.

 

5)    That it be noted that Northern Trains agreed to directly feedback to Members on specific questions: the outcomes of the Rest Day Working to Councillor Angie Clark; and to re-circulate the information on refunds to tickets to Councillor Damian Bailey.

 

 

9.

Rail Operator Update

To receive a verbal update from Rail Operators.

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Decision:

 

RESOLVED/-

1)    That the Rail Operator update be received and noted.

 

2)    That all Operators be requested to bring back an item to the next Committee meeting on staff morale and what measures through a employers duty-of-care were being taken to support staff and the changes to processes and rosters during a difficult period of productivity.

 

3)    That it be noted that Avanti West Coast agreed to feedback directly to Councillor Damian Bailey on the subject of data to map journeys between Manchester and London specifically how many were for leisure vs. business.

 

4)    That it be noted that Network Rail agreed to feedback directly to Councillor Noel Bayley on the subject of seating and planters on Platform 13 and 14 at Manchester Piccadilly Station.

 

 

10.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To give consideration to the Work Programme.

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Decision:

RESOLVED/-

 

That the Work Programme be received and noted.

 

11.

Dates and Times of Future Meetings

To consider future meeting dates for the Committee.

 

Future Meetings:

 

Friday 3 March 2023 10.30-12.30

GMCA, Boardroom, Broadhurst House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU

 

 

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Decision:

RESOLVED/-

 

That the dates and times of future meetings be received and noted.