Bus, Tube, DLR, Tram, train announcements CD

Paul Brown made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

I would like to request a CD with all the iBus, tram,
London Overground, London Underground, emirates air line cable car, riverboat services, DLR plus any other areas that have automated announcements on it for personal use.

Does this request allow me to make copies of the cd for fellow Transport Enthusiasts?

postal address will be emailed to other email as mentioned at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/foi/

Yours faithfully,

Paul Brown
Transport Enthusiast

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Brown

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1723-1314

 

Thank you for your email which we received on 10 December 2013 asking for
audio recordings.

 

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 13 January 2014.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Mr Brown

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1723-1314

 

Thank you for your email which we received on 10 December 2013 asking for
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 we hold some of the information you require. You asked for:

 

I would like to request a CD with all the iBus, tram, London Overground,
London Underground, emirates air line cable car, riverboat services, DLR
plus any other areas that have automated announcements on it for personal
use.

 

Please find attached the audio announcements that are currently used for
our River Services.

 

The audio recordings for iBus, London Overground and Tramlink have been
sent on CDs today to the address you had provided. 

 

Please note that while access to this material has been 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.

 

In regard to the DLR audio announcements, we do not hold this information.
The on train announcements for the DLR are not held in any central
repository and are not ‘recorded’ as such. These are done digitally as
needed by typing them into a system, combining previously typed
announcements where necessary. It is therefore not possible to provide an
audio recording, as requested. The station announcements are held on a
central system but not in a form that allows them to be distributed.

 

We also do not hold audio copies of the announcements on the Emirates Air
Line. Emirates installed them and therefore we do not hold an audio copy.

 

Regarding, the audio recordings for London Underground, in accordance with
the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply them 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/or 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. 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

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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