Bus-Pedstrian Collisions within 1 square kilometre of Victoria, Euston, King's Cross/St. Pancras, Charing Cross, Liverpool Street & Wimbledon Railway Stations: 2009-2014 (YTD)

The request was refused by Transport for London.

Dear Transport for London,

For the calendar years 2009-2014 YTD, please provide me with information on TfL Bus-Pedestrian Collisions that have taken place within 1 kilometre of the following railway stations:

Victoria
Euston
King's Cross/St. Pancras
Charing Cross
Liverpool Street
Wimbledon

Please provide the exact collision date, the route number and name of the operator of the bus involved in the collision, the level of injury (fatal, serious, slight), the exact location of the collision (street name) and the sex and age of the victim

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our ref:  FOI-1464-1415

 

Thank you for your email received on 2 December 2014 asking for
information about Bus-Pedestrian Collisions.

 

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 provided to you by 5 January 2014.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our ref:  FOI-1464-1415

 

Thank you for your email received on 2 December 2014 asking for
information about TfL Bus-Pedestrian Collisions.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold the information you require, however, to provide the
information you have requested would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of
£450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004.

 

This is because the collision data is not held in a way which allows us to
filter the incidents to show just those which occurred within a one
kilometre radius of the railway stations listed. Therefore, the only way
we could answer your request would be to manually check the records, for
each year since 2009, for every collision individually, identify the road
name, check the exact location of the incident and measure the distance on
a map to all of the stations you refer to.

 

While the majority of incidents are minor and do not result in personal
injuries, all incidents are recorded and this would involve a significant
data collection and verification task. Compiling this information would
easily exceed the appropriate limit, and under section 12 of the FOI Act,
we are not obliged to comply with a request if we estimate that the cost
of determining whether we hold the information, locating and retrieving it
and extracting it from other information would exceed this appropriate
limit. This is calculated at £25 per hour for every hour spent on the
activities described. The data compiled from such an exercise would also
be inconsistent as we do not have GPS coordinates for accident locations.

 

To help bring the cost of responding to your request within the £450
limit, you may wish to consider narrowing its scope so that we can more
easily locate, retrieve and extract the information you are seeking. If
you want to refine your request or make a Freedom of Information Act
request in future, please bear in mind that the Freedom of Information Act
allows you to request recorded information held by Transport for London.
You should identify the information that you want as clearly and concisely
as you can, specifying the types of document that you are looking for. You
might also consider limiting your request to a particular period of time,
geographical area or specific departments of TfL.

 

Alternatively, STATS19 collision, casualty and vehicle data extracts are
available on our website at
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publicat...
and can be used to carry out your own investigations and analysis.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

 

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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