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Dear Transport for London.
I was wondering I could have access to all S Stock Announcements for educational use. I would like to use them in my animation I am making for a school project. If I could, this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Lewis Anthony

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Anthony

TfL Ref: 4994-1718

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26 March 2018. I apologise for not getting back to you sooner.

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

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.

A response will be sent to you by 24 April 2018. We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

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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

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

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Dear FOI,
I would like to ask if I could have the announcements sent to me on a CD by post. If I am not allowed to have London Underground announcements, please can I have London Overground and iBus announcements? Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Lewis Anthony

Dear FOI,
Do you have any information on my request?

Yours sincerely,

Lewis Anthony

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Anthony

 

TfL Ref: 4994-1718

 

Thank you for your emails received by Transport for London (TfL) on 24 and
30 March 2018 asking for a CD of iBus, London Overground and London
Underground audio 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 do hold the information you require. You asked for:

 

access to all S Stock Announcements for educational use. I would like to
use them in my animation I am making for a school project. If I could,
this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

I would like to ask if I could have the announcements sent to me on a CD
by post. If I am not allowed to have London Underground announcements,
please can I have London Overground and iBus announcements? Thanks.

 

CD recordings for the London Overground and iBus announcements will be
sent to you upon receipt of a postal address, which we strongly advise
sending from a private email address to: [1][TfL request email]

 

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.

 

The iBus CD includes the announcements that are currently used on the iBus
system. We currently do not plan to introduce any additional
announcements, over and above those for operational reasons, for example,
amend stop names if the road layout changes. Planned announcements would
also be made up of these fragmented audio files, where possible. Please be
advised that the iBus announcements are recorded as fragments; therefore
you will find that the files you requested have been provided in this
format.

 

Please note that while access to London Overground and iBus announcements
will be provided to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you are
not granted any rights to any of the intellectual property that exists in
it or granted any permission to make secondary uses of it. 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.

 

However, in accordance with the FOI Act, TfL is not obliged to supply the
audio files for London Underground 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 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 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 do not hesitate 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

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

Information Governance

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,
Hi. I will send the E-Mail of my adress to TfL's main E-Mail of that is ok?

Yours sincerely,

Lewis Anthony

Dear FOI,

I have sent the E-Mail. Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Lewis Anthony

Dear FOI,

To "[email address]

Yours sincerely,

Lewis Anthony