Circle/H+C/District and Metropolitan Line Announcements

Transport for London did not have the information requested.

Dear Transport for London,

I have previously requested the London Transport announcements and received the SharePoint link to them, but the Circle, H+C, District and Metropolitan Line announcements are not there.

May I please request a Digital version of these announcements either sent on a link, email or attached on this FOI response.

Email address is: jayaverr [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Yours faithfully,

Jay Collins

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Jay Collins

 

Our ref: FOI-1856-2223/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 30
October 2022 asking for Circle/H+C/District and Metropolitan Line
Announcements.

 

Your request will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy, and we will issue
you with a response by 24 November 2022. 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
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a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Jay Collins

 

Our ref: FOI-1856-2223/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 30
October 2022 asking for Circle/Hammersmith+City/District and Metropolitan
Line Announcements.

 

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.

 

If you have access to our Sharepoint announcement files, you have access
to all the announcements which are available to the public.

 

TfL is not obliged to supply the audio files for the Circle/H+C/District
and Metropolitan Line announcements 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 in light of the recent 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 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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