Correspondance and meeting minutes relating to changes in contactless capping

Mike Whitaker made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

On Monday 16th May you changed the way the contactless system calculated caps and extension fares when journeys were made involving stations between Merstham and Gatwick Airport inclusive. Please provide copies of any correspondance between TfL and either the Department of Transport or Govia Thameslink Railway relating to this change. Please also provide minutes of any meetings where this change was discussed, particularly those which might have reviewed the effects on daily charges for part-time commuters.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Whitaker

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Whitaker

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0463-1617

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 May 2016 asking for meetings and
correspondence about the change in the way the contactless system
calculated caps and extension fares when journeys were made involving
stations between Merstham and Gatwick Airport.

 

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 24 June 2016. 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
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[2][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Whitaker

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0463-1617

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 May 2016 asking for meetings and
correspondence about the change in the way the contactless system
calculated caps and extension fares when journeys were made involving
stations between Merstham and Gatwick Airport.

 

Your request his being 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.

 

However, in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
we are still considering the balance of the public interest in relation to
a qualified exemption that applies to the requested information and have
not yet reached a conclusion. The exemption under consideration is section
43(2) – commercial interests. It is estimated that a decision will be
reached by 25 July 2016 and I will write again to inform you of that
decision.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Whitaker

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0463-1617

 

Thank you once again for your FOI request regarding the way the
contactless system calculated caps and extension fares when journeys were
made involving stations between Merstham and Gatwick Airport.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

Because we are still going through the information we plan to disclose we
will not be able to resolve your request within the statutory 40 working
day.

 

We hope to provide you with a full response by the end of next week.
Please accept my apologies for this delay.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries relating to your request, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 23 June 2016 14:34
To: '[FOI #336735 email]'
Subject: FOI Request - Merstham and Gatwick Journeys

 

Dear Mr Whitaker

 

Our Ref: FOI-0463-1617

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 May 2016 asking for meetings and
correspondence about the change in the way the contactless system
calculated caps and extension fares when journeys were made involving
stations between Merstham and Gatwick Airport.

 

Your request his being 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.

 

However, in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
we are still considering the balance of the public interest in relation to
a qualified exemption that applies to the requested information and have
not yet reached a conclusion. The exemption under consideration is section
43(2) – commercial interests. It is estimated that a decision will be
reached by 25 July 2016 and I will write again to inform you of that
decision.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[2][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Whitaker

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0463-1617

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 May 2016 asking for meetings and
correspondence about the change in the way the contactless system
calculated caps and extension fares when journeys were made involving
stations between Merstham and Gatwick Airport. I apologise for the delay
in my response.

 

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

 

Please find the requested documents attached. Please note that in
accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)
some personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the
FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data 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. It would
not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals
have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of
the conditions of Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act which would make
the processing ‘fair’.

 

In accordance with the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply some of the
information as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of
access to information under section 43(2) - prejudice to commercial
interests.

 

In this instance the section 43(2) exemption has been applied to
information contained within the documents as disclosure would be likely
to prejudice our commercial interests, as well as those of the companies
concerned. Prejudice would be likely to occur when we enter negotiations
with other train operating companies for this and similar services in the
future.

 

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 by public authorities
but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that TfL is able to
obtain the best value for public money outweighs the general public
interest in increasing transparency of our processes.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free 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

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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