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Notice of Motion given by Councillor Robert Murphy

That this Council:-

 

(a)       notes recent research that showed Sheffield is one of the most congested cities in the country and that congestion is growing;

 

(b)       notes the recent plans for rail improvements at Dore junction station which will increase capacity on the Hope Valley line and is glad to support these moves which are long overdue;

 

(c)        believes that when complete the improvements will  open opportunities to re-open rail stations such as Heeley, Millhouses and Totley Brook as well as improving journey times and reliability of Trans Pennine services;

 

(d)       regrets the decision of the South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) not to approve provision for cycle carriage on Tram/Train vehicles, thereby missing an opportunity to show its support for integrated transport and lead the way with this national pilot;

 

(e)       reaffirms this Council's support for provision for cycle carriage on Tram/Trains and believes the SYITA decision will reduce support for a Tram/Train extension alongside the current track bed to the south of Sheffield in favour of heavy rail; and

 

(f)        directs that a copy of this Motion be sent to the SYITA, Stagecoach Supertram and Network Rail.

 

 

Minutes:

 

Cycle Carriage On Tram/Trains

 

 

 

It was moved by Councillor Robert Murphy, seconded by Councillor Jillian Creasy, that this Council:-

 

 

 

(a)       notes recent research that showed Sheffield is one of the most congested cities in the country and that congestion is growing;

 

(b)       notes the recent plans for rail improvements at Dore junction station which will increase capacity on the Hope Valley line and is glad to support these moves which are long overdue;

 

(c)        believes that when complete the improvements will  open opportunities to re-open rail stations such as Heeley, Millhouses and Totley Brook as well as improving journey times and reliability of Trans Pennine services;

 

(d)       regrets the decision of the South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) not to approve provision for cycle carriage on Tram/Train vehicles, thereby missing an opportunity to show its support for integrated transport and lead the way with this national pilot;

 

(e)       reaffirms this Council's support for provision for cycle carriage on Tram/Trains and believes the SYITA decision will reduce support for a Tram/Train extension alongside the current track bed to the south of Sheffield in favour of heavy rail; and

 

(f)        directs that a copy of this Motion be sent to the SYITA, Stagecoach Supertram and Network Rail.

 

 

 

Whereupon, it was moved by Councillor Leigh Bramall, seconded by Councillor Robert Johnson, as an amendment, that the Motion now submitted be amended by:-

 

 

 

1.         the deletion of paragraph (a) and the addition of a new paragraph (a) as follows:-

 

 

 

(a)       notes that Government figures show that Sheffield has lower levels of congestion than most other Core Cities;

 

 

 

2.         the deletion of paragraph (e) and the addition of a new paragraph (e) as follows:-

 

 

 

(e)       reaffirms this Council’s support for provision for cycle carriage on Tram/Trains and regrets the SYITA decision to reject a Tram/Train vehicle design that would have allowed the carriage of cycles to be trialled.

 

 

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was carried.

 

 

 

The original Motion, as amended was then put as a Substantive Motion in the following form and carried, as follows:-

 

 

 

RESOLVED:  That this Council:-

 

 

 

(a)       notes that Government figures show that Sheffield has lower levels of congestion than most other Core Cities;

 

 

 

(b)       notes the recent plans for rail improvements at Dore junction station which will increase capacity on the Hope Valley line and is glad to support these moves which are long overdue;

 

 

 

(c)        believes that when complete the improvements will  open opportunities to re-open rail stations such as Heeley, Millhouses and Totley Brook as well as improving journey times and reliability of Trans Pennine services;

 

 

 

(d)       regrets the decision of the South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) not to approve provision for cycle carriage on Tram/Train vehicles, thereby missing an opportunity to show its support for integrated transport and lead the way with this national pilot;

 

 

 

(e)       reaffirms this Council’s support for provision for cycle carriage on Tram/Trains and regrets the SYITA decision to reject a Tram/Train vehicle design that would have allowed the carriage of cycles to be trialled; and

 

 

 

(f)        directs that a copy of this Motion be sent to the SYITA, Stagecoach Supertram and Network Rail.