Automated Announcements / Track Map / Usage Statistics

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Dear Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive,

I would like to request the following information.

1. Could i please have the scripts for the Tyne & Wear Metro onboard automated announcements and the Tyne & Wear Metro station platform announcements.

2. Could i please have the full names of all of the past and present voice artists who have been used on the Tyne & Wear Metro onboard automated announcements and the Tyne & Wear Metro station platform announcements. If possible also roughly the dates each voice artist were installed and removed.

3. Could i please have a track map of the current Tyne & Wear Metro network.

4. Could i please have the current usage statistics for Tyne & Wear Metro stations that shows how many entries and exits per year at each station.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Johnson

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear Mr Johnson,

Thank you for your email which has been passed to me as the person at Nexus who is responsible for responding to Freedom of Information requests. I will provide a response within the statutory timescales.

Regards
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager
 
Nexus, Nexus House, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Telephone 0191 2033243 / Fax 0191 2033180

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Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

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Dear Mr Johnson,

As per my previous email I can now provide a response to the Freedom of Information request you made on 27th February 2017. I will answer each question in the order in which they were presented.

1. The scripts for the Tyne and Wear Metro onboard automated announcements and the Tyne and Wear station platform announcements.

The scripts for the announcements is attached as an excel file.

2. The name of past and present voice artists who have been used on the Tyne and Wear Metro onboard automated announcements and the Tyne and Wear Metro station platform announcements.

The current name of the artist used is Mark Bryant.

3. A track map of the current Tyne and Wear Metro network.

A track map of the current network is attached.

4. The current usage statistics for the Tyne and Wear Metro stations.

I have enclosed a spread sheet which contains an average over a two year period for passenger usage statistics at all 60 stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro network.

Thanks
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager
 
Nexus, Nexus House, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Telephone 0191 2033243 / Fax 0191 2033180

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Dear Freedom Info,

Many thanks for the information. This is very helpful. Much appreciated.

However can i ask before the current onboard and station announcements male voice (Mark Bryant) there was a female voice artist who was used for the onboard and station announcements. Are you able to please provide her name as well.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Johnson

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear Mr Johnson,

Thank you for the response. I am speaking to our marketing department to ascertain if they are aware of the details of the female artist and I will provide a response asap.

Thanks
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager
 
Nexus, Nexus House, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Telephone 0191 2033243 / Fax 0191 2033180

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Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear Mr Johnson,

I've spoken to our marketing department who commissioned the voiceover male artist (Mark Bryant) and they are unable to find any records of the female artist who was engaged to provide the previous announcements. Apologies for this inconvenience.

Regards
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager
 
Nexus, Nexus House, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Telephone 0191 2033243 / Fax 0191 2033180

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