Copy of the Concession Agreement made between TfL and LOROL

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Dear Transport for London,

Please provide me with a copy of the Concession Agreement entered into by Transport for London and London Overground Rail Operations Limited on 2 July 2007 in relation to the operation of the London Overground.

I would prefer if this document was provided in pdf form.

Yours faithfully,

Tristan Russell

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Russell

TfL Ref: 2160-1213

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13 March 2013.

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

A response will be provided to you by 15 April 2013.

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
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Russell

 

TfL Ref: 2160-1213

 

Thank you for your email received on 13 March 2013 asking for a copy of
the Concession Agreement between TfL and London Overground Rail Operations
Limited on 2 July 2007 in relation to operating the London Overground
network. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy.  I
can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

Please find the requested agreement attached.   However, some information
contained with the document has been withheld in accordance with section
43(2) of the FOI act.

 

The concession agreement is currently being used as a basis for the
ongoing Crossrail concession. Disclosure of some of the information
contained within the concession agreement would be prejudicial to the
conduct of future negotiations for the Crossrail concession as well as
being detrimental to LOROL’S ability to negotiate best value for money.

 

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned.  We
recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities,
but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that these
negotiations and the associated expenditure of public funds are concluded
without prejudice to ours or LOROL’s negotiating position outweighs the
general public interest in increasing transparency of our processes. 

 

Additionally, some information has been removed as it constitutes personal
data. In accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data Protection Act
1998, Section 40(2) has been applied to this information as disclosure
would be a breach of the DPA, specifically the first principle of the DPA
which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful.

 

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute
exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest
favours use of the exemption.

 

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

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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