iBus and London Underground & Overground announcements

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Transport for London,

I am writing to you to ask if it would be possible to have been sent a CD copy of the announcements which are used on the iBus system on London Buses and London Underground and Overground - which will be for personal use only.

I look forward to your reply,

Yours faithfully,

Andrea Roncucci

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Andrea Roncucci

 

Our ref: FOI-1804-1718/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 6
October 2017 asking for a CD of announcements.

 

Your request will be processed by TfL, the Greater London Authority and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

Please provide us with your postal address so that we can send you the CD.
You can email us direct at [1][email address]  (FOI @ TfL.gov.uk)

 

Please note that if we do not hear back from you by 30 October we will
close this request and take no further action.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear FOI,

As requested by you, I've sent via email the details.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Roncucci

FOI, Transport for London

Thanks for your message.

However, we have not received your email with your address.

Please can you resend it to FOI @ Tfl.gov.uk (with no spaces) - we have put these in as the WhatDoTheyKnow website removes email addresses.

Thank you

Dear FOI,

I've sent the e-mail again,

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Roncucci

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Andrea Roncucci

 

Our ref: FOI-1804-1718/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 6
October 2017 asking for a CD of announcements.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

A CD containing the iBus and London Overground announcements has been sent
to you in the post.

 

iBus

It should be noted that the iBus announcements are recorded as fragments.
As a result, some announcements would not feature in full as the full
announcement would just be made up of two or more fragments that have
already been recorded. I have also included a list of the announcements
for your reference.

 

Overground

Announcements used on the services that London Overground took over from
Abellio Greater Anglia on 31 May 2015 are not held as audio files. They
are held on a server and we access them through existing server and
rolling stock. I can confirm that we have no current plans to create any
new recordings.

 

TfL owns all intellectual property (including, without limitation,
copyright) in the material supplied and will defend such rights.

 

If you wish to make any secondary use of the material provided, you must
first obtain the consent of TfL (which may be withheld) and, if consent is
granted, a fee may be charged, in accordance with the terms of the Reuse
of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.

 

Tube

In accordance with the FOI Act, TfL is not obliged to supply the audio
files for London Underground’s Tube announcements as the information is
subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information
under section 43(2).

 

In this instance section 43(2) has been applied as disclosure of the
information requested would be likely to prejudice the commercial
interests of TfL and/or Global Services Ltd. The recordings in question
were provided to London Underground from Global Services Ltd under a
signed contract which contained explicit conditions concerning disclosure
and distribution.

 

The contract specifies that the recordings are solely to be used for the
purpose for which they were created and for broadcast on the London
Underground network only. If TfL were to disclose these recordings in
response to an FOI request, it would constitute an actionable breach of
contract and would be likely to result in a valid legal claim against
London Underground or the license to use the recordings being withdrawn,
which would impose additional, unnecessary, costs. TfL wishes to protect
its commercial interests and ability to participate in future commercial
activity. The disclosure of this information would be to the detriment of
present and future business activities for both parties.

 

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned.  TfL
recognises the need for openness and transparency within public
authorities and the degree of public interest concerning London transport
announcements in light of the recent disclosure of iBus announcements.
However, in this instance this is outweighed by the damage that would be
done to TfL’s ability to use these recordings and any future contractual
negotiations that may take place regarding the London Underground
announcements.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

 

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

We would like to know what you think about our transparency strategy.

 

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by 29
October 2017.

[1]https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/policy/...

 

 

 

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