Issue - decisions
Response to DfT Consultation 'Reforming Rail Franchising'
RESOLVED: That the proposed response to the consultation paper set out in Annex B to the report be approved, subject to the comments being strengthened to include the following issues:
a) improved carriage facilities for bicycles;
b) action to deal with overcrowding issues on key commuter routes and recognising the reduction in rolling stock for Northern Rail;
c) the need for an engagement process involving City Regions and LTAs to ensure that non-PTE areas are involved in the franchising process.
REASON: To ensure that the Council takes this opportunity to share its views on rail franchising with the Department of Transport, and to ensure that the response reflects Members’ concerns.