Decision details

Sub-national Transport Body (Transport for the North) Regulations 2017

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport moved a report, seconded by County Councillor Ali, requesting that Full Council approved a number of recommendations in relation to the Sub-national Transport Body (Transport for the North) Regulations 2017.


Resolved: - That:


(i)  The contents of the report, now presented, be noted.

(ii)  Subject to there being no material changes to the draft Regulations as shared with constituent authorities on 15 June 2017, to agree 'in principle' support to the making by the Secretary of State of Regulations under Section 102E of the Local Transport Act 2008 to establish Transport for the North as a Sub-national Transport Body and to agree that the Council's formal approval to join TfN be agreed as necessary under the Council's Urgent Business Procedure.

(iii)  The agreement 'in principle' be contingent on TfN exercising any transport powers and functions it holds concurrently with Lancashire County Council only with the full support of the County Council, be noted.

(iv)  Consent be given to the transfer of Rail North Limited to TfN so that it can be subsumed within TfN.

(v)  The signing of a new Rail Franchise Management Agreement with TfN that replicates as far as possible the current Rail North Limited Members Agreement, be approved.

(vi)  The continuation of current payments towards funding for Rail North Limited to TfN after its inauguration be approved 'in principle'.



Report author: Dave Colbert

Date of decision: 20/07/2017

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2017 - Full Council

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