New automated announcements recordings used on the Jubilee Line 1996 Stock trains.

Mark Thomson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

I have some questions about the Jubilee Line 1996 stock automated announcements.

Just when Crossrail opened a few days ago i noticed that at Canning Town (both on approach to the station and also at the station) there are some new automated announcements on the 1996 stock that are clearly not voiced by Celia Drummond but by a different voice. I am not too sure who it is. Maybe it could be Sarah Parnell or Emma Clarke or Elinor Hamilton or somebody else. I do not really know. It is only the two announcements both on approach to Canning Town and when the train has stopped at Canning Town that are a new voice on these trains.

I would like to know from you please:

• Can you please confirm who the voiceover artist is who does these new announcements for Canning Town on the Jubilee Line 1996 stock?

• Can you please attach these new recordings sound files for the Canning Town announcements used on the Jubilee Line 1996 stock?

• I have also noticed at Canary Wharf and Stratford there are change here for the "Elizabeth Line" announcements voiced by Celia Drummond who is the usual voice. So it seems that these must have been recorded before she recently died. Would you be able to kindly attach these new recordings sound files too?

I have seen that sometimes you will ask people on the WDTK website for their email to send the files to so if you need my email address it is:

thomsonmarkthomson AT outlook DOT com

Otherwise you can upload the files here if you are able to do that.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Thomson

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Thomson

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0488-2223

 

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Thomson

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0488-2223

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 30
May 2022, asking for information about Jubilee Line recordings.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked:

 

• Can you please confirm who the voiceover artist is who does these new
announcements for Canning Town on the Jubilee Line 1996 stock?

 

The new Canning Town voice artist is Emma Clarke, the same person that
records for the Bakerloo and Victoria lines.

 

• Can you please attach these new recordings sound files for the Canning
Town announcements used on the Jubilee Line 1996 stock?

• I have also noticed at Canary Wharf and Stratford there are change here
for the "Elizabeth Line" announcements voiced by Celia Drummond who is the
usual voice. So it seems that these must have been recorded before she
recently died. Would you be able to kindly attach these new recordings
sound files too?

 

You will received an email separately that provides a link to the
requested audio announcements. Please note that all of the audio
announcements across the full TfL network that we are currently able to
provide access to are accessible via this site. However, please be aware
that many of the audio announcements that can be heard across the network
are actually made up of smaller, fragmented recordings which are then
combined for the purposes of public announcements so there will be some
instances where full recordings of specific stop/station names, numbers or
locations are not held.

Please also be aware that we are unable to provide full access to audio
announcements across the entire London Underground network because of
contractual prohibitions on disclosure which means these are exempt from
disclosure in accordance with section 43(2) of the FOI Act. We do not
consider it in the public interest to breach these contractual obligations
for the purposes of disclosure given that there is limited wider public
interest in this material to support that. Those that we are able to
provide can be found at the link provided.

Lastly, we intend to update these files on a six monthly basis and so any
newer recordings - such as those held in relation to the Elizabeth Line -
will be uploaded as part of this pre-determined schedule, rather than in
response to specific FOI requests. This is to ensure our resources can be
managed effectively. Therefore, if you are aware of newer recordings that
have been created that are not yet uploaded, we would appreciate your
patience with this as requests for these recordings will be refused under
section 22 of the FOI Act on the basis that there is a pre-existing
intention to publish these in accordance with our publication schedule. We
would therefore encourage you to wait for this upload rather than submit
requests for recordings in this way. To confirm, these updates are
expected to occur around January and July of each year.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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