Consultation Call, Rail North Committee - Tuesday, 14th November, 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Gary Rich 


No. Item


Welcome and Apologies

The Chair to Welcome Members and the public to the meeting.

Lead: Chair

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Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they may have relating to items on the agenda and state the nature of such interest.

Lead: Chair


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Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To consider the approval and signature of the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record and to consider any requests for updates on matters contained therein.

Lead: Chair


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Rail Accessibility Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To agree the Terms of Reference for the Task and Finish Group to develop a prioritised action plan.

Lead: David Worsley

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Ticket Office Next Steps pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To consider  the update outlining the outcome of the public consultation on Ticket Office closures and the next steps that Transport for the North intends to undertake.

Lead:  Caroline Young

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East Coast Mainline December 2024 Timetable pdf icon PDF 123 KB

For the Committee to consider the proposed timetable changes.

Lead: Jonathan Brown

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Future Infrastructure and Service Development pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider how the recent announcement cancelling HS2 Phase 2 impacts existing programmes across the North of England, and how this affects the sequencing of delivery and identification of investment schemes.

To consider the immediate activity of Transport for the North and the wider industry in response to the Government announcement as well as  the next steps needed.

Lead: Charlie French

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Rail North Partnership Operational Update pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To receive an update on rail operational matters and updates from the operators and Network Rail.

Lead: Gary Bogan

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Transport for the North Business Plan and Member Contributions 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To consider the update on the Strategic Rail elements of the draft Transport for the North Business Plan 2024/25 and the Department for Transport’s funding allocation for 2024/25.

Lead: David Hoggarth

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Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Items 11 and 12 on the grounds that:


(1)It is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during such item(s), confidential information as defined in S100A(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed to them in breach of the obligation of confidence; and/or

(2)it / they involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as set out in the Paragraphs [listed below] of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


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Transpennine Express Recovery: Nova 3 Options

To consider the options and seek Members views based on Transport for the North’s analysis.

Lead: Caroline Young


Manchester Configuration State 2 Service Options

For the Committee to consider the update and options.

Lead: Adam Timewell