Department for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
Tel: 020 7944 2419
Web Site: www.dft.gov.uk
20 November 2019
Dear Ms Bunce,
Thank you for your information request of 23 October 2019. You asked the following:
I am interested in the data collected from the London Area Travel Survey for 2001. I am
investigating the difference in travel patterns between men and women in the London
area so these survey results would be very useful for my research.
Information on the origin and destination of journeys, stations used, ticket type, reason for
travel, sex and age would all be needed for my research to be carried out fully.
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I
would like to receive the information in electronic format if possible, or hard copy if
Your request has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am writing to confirm that the Department for Transport does hold the information you
requested on the London Area Travel Survey (LATS) for 2001.
Attached to this letter are tables and analysis from the survey dataset for the variables
you are interested in. I have also attached a copy of a LATS report, which summarises
the headline findings from the National Rail component of the LATS 2001. Data items in
this include, journey volumes, origins and destinations, journey purpose, time of travel,
access modes to and from stations and demographic characteristics of travellers.
If it is helpful, I can provide you with some additional information on LATS that may be of
interest to you. Please contact me direct, ideally by telephone at the number given, if you
would like to discuss this further.
If you are unhappy with the way the Department has handled your request or with the
decisions made in relation to your request you may complain within two calendar months
of the date of this letter by writing to the Department’s FOI Advice Team at:
Sedlescombe Road North
East Sussex TN37 7GA
Please send or copy any follow-up correspondence relating to this request to the FOI
Advice Team to help ensure that it receives prompt attention. Please also remember to
quote the reference number above in any future communications.
Please see attached details of DfT’s complaints procedure and your right to complain to
the Information Commissioner.
Your right to complain to DfT and the Information Commissioner
You have the right to complain within two calendar months of the date of this letter about
the way in which your request for information was handled and/or about the decision not
to disclose all or part of the information requested. In addition a complaint can be made
that DfT has not complied with its FOI publication scheme.
Your complaint will be acknowledged and you will be advised of a target date by which to
expect a response. Initially your complaint will be re-considered by the official who dealt
with your request for information. If, after careful consideration, that official decides that
his/her decision was correct, your complaint will automatically be referred to a senior
independent official who will conduct a further review. You will be advised of the outcome
of your complaint and if a decision is taken to disclose information originally withheld this
will be done as soon as possible.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office