Reported sightings of ghosts on London Underground network

Transport for London Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Transport for London,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from yourselves relating to the London Underground network.

1.
I would like to know details of sightings of ghosts that have been reported by London Underground staff on the network. If possible could this information be provided as far back time wise as is practical.

I would like if possible this information to include;
Date, Time of Day, Location, Brief Description of the Sighting.
Please provide the information in the form of an excel spreadsheet.

2.
I would like to know details of sightings of ghosts that have been reported by external contractors working on the London Underground network. If possible could this information be provided as far back time wise as is practical.

I would like if possible this information to include;
Date, Time of Day, Location, Brief Description of the Sighting.
Please provide the information in the form of an excel spreadsheet.

3.
I would like to know details of sightings of ghosts that have been reported by members of the public travelling on the London Underground network. If possible could this information be provided as far back time wise as is practical.

I would like if possible this information to include;
Date, Time of Day, Location, Brief Description of the Sighting.
Please provide the information in the form of an excel spreadsheet.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Yours faithfully,

J. N. Kitchen

FOI, Transport for London

Dear J N Kitchen

 

TfL Ref: 0841-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23
June 2019 asking for information about ghost sighting reports on the
London Underground.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be sent to you by 22 July.

 

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

Yours sincerely

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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FOI, Transport for London

1 Atodiad

Dear J N Kitchen

 

TfL Ref: 0841-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23
June 2019 asking for information about ghost sighting reports on the
London Underground.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. 

 

Unfortunately we do not hold any information on ghost sightings as you
have requested.   In order to try and locate any information we hold, we
carried out two searches, firstly of our customer contact centre database
for the period 01 January to 26 June 2019 using the following keywords:
ghost; spirit; apparition; ghoul; phantom; poltergeist; banshee. The
search returned 178 results with none relating to ghost sightings but the
majority being reports of relating to phantom/ghost Oyster charges. The
second search we carried out was of our internal incident reporting
database for station staff. This search generated results of 35 hits over
the last five years on a keyword search of ‘ghost’; further analysis of
these results however showed that all of the reports were related to
signal “ghost spots” meaning radiation radio wave harmonics that
communicate to the Central line trains and tell the train to interpret the
train codes in a more restrictive manor but no actual reports of any ghost
sightings.

 

I’m sorry we cannot be of further assistance with your request.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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