This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'London Area Travel Survey data on the use of London's rail network by different genders'.


 
 
Margaret Shaw 
 
Rail Analysis 
 
Department for Transport 
 
Great Minster House 
 
33 Horseferry Road 
 
London 
 
SW1P 4DR 
 
 
 
xxxx.xxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx  
 
Tel: 020 7944 2419 
 
 
 
Our Ref: F0017958  
 
 
 
Web Site: www.dft.gov.uk  
 
 
 
20 November 2019 
 
 
 
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx  
 
 
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 
necessary.  
 
 
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: 
 
Zone D/04 
Ashdown House 
Sedlescombe Road North 
Hastings 
East Sussex TN37 7GA 
E-mail: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx     
 
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. 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
Margaret Shaw 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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