1. As part of the Greater Manchester
Franchising Scheme for Buses 2021, a service permit scheme must be
introduced in order to allow services to operate within the
franchised area that will not form part of the franchised
2. The Transport Act 2000 (the “Act”) and the Franchising Schemes (Service Permits) (England) Regulations 2018 (the “Regulations”) provide for a set process to be carried out by a franchising authority implementing a service permit scheme and where it wishes to impose conditions on granted service permits.
3. Following the completion of the two consultations required as part of this process set out in the Act and the Regulations, this decision allows for the further required steps under the legislation to be carried out, which shall allow TfGM to begin accepting applications for service permits from operators, and attaching conditions to service permits, in time for the beginning of the franchising scheme in Greater Manchester.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than 2 ward;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/05/2023
Decision due: 24 May 2023 by GM Mayor
Contact: Nicola Ward Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.