Committee details

Rail North Committee Strategic Rail Director Consultation Call

Purpose of committee

TfN’s Constitution provides senior officers with powers to take delegated decisions where necessary, and the Chief Executive’s powers are wide enough to allow him to take decisions on any urgent matter in the interests of TfN, having consulted with the Chair or members by such method as he may determine. Whilst formal decision making meetings must now be held in person, Covid-19 legal restrictions also remain in place, so this meeting is convened not as a formal Rail North Committee meeting with personal attendance by members and public, but as a “virtual” consultation meeting following which the Chief Executive may take whatever decisions are necessary having consulted with Members. In all other respects, the Consultation Call meetings has been set up to comply with other legal requirements which apply to committee meetings, and the public can view it online, both live and after the meeting.