Drivers running boards

tom brant made this Freedom of Information request to Reading Transport Limited

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Reading Transport Limited,

Would you be able to tell me:
A) how your drivers running boards are worked out
B) would you be able to send me the running boards for your services that will operate during the Reading Festival.

Yours faithfully,

Mr T brant

Customer Services, Reading Transport Limited

Dear Mr Brant,

Thank you for your email.

Would you be able to let me know why you need this information.


Vicky James
Customer Sevice Assistant -
Tel.  | Mobile.  | IP Phone.
Fax.  | mailto:[email address].uk |

This signature was added by Exclaimer Signature Manager
This message (and any associated files) is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential, subject to copyright or constitutes a trade secret. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying or distribution of this message, or files associated with this message, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Messages sent to and from us may be monitored.

Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. Therefore, we do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions that are present in this message, or any attachment, that have arisen as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required, please request a hard-copy version. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company.

show quoted sections

Dear Customer Services,

This is because I am, and i am sure other people who may be, are interested in the workings of your company.

Yours sincerely,

tom brant

Norman Fryer-Saxby, Reading Transport Limited

Dear Mr. Brant

Your request for information made via the Freedom of Information Act was received by us on 29 June 2011 and as you know, our Customer Services staff sought some further details from yourself to which you responded. I am now able to reply to your request as follows.

1. Compilation of Drivers' Running Boards

Drivers' running boards are the means by which information regarding which journeys within a timetable are to be operated by a driver is communicated.

They are compiled from the timetable registered with the Traffic Commissioner such that the journeys to be covered by each vehicle required are listed in chronological order. The start time of each journey and registered timetable points are listed along with the scheduled arrival time at the destination. Other information required by the driver, for example codes to be keyed into electronic ticket machines, also appears.

Drivers are allocated to work a series of journeys from the running board (but seldom all of the journeys listed on an individual board). In most cases drivers will operate journeys from more than one running board, typically, but not limited to, two in the course of a day's work. This enables rest periods to be scheduled between 'stints' of work. The compilation of each driver's duty is governed by Drivers' Hours regulations, which specify maximum driving hours and minimum rest periods. Regard is also paid to an agreement between the company and the drivers' trades union which further limits driving time and provides for more generous breaks than those prescribed by law. Drivers are detailed which running boards are their responsibility to operate between what hours by a recognised system of allocation.

2. Drivers running board for Reading Festival service

Drivers running boards are not a public document and regarded by us as commercially sensitive information. They contain information on how we operate a service which we would not want another operator to have sight of. The format of the information would not be understood by anyone outside of the bus industry and we would refer you therefore, to the public timetable which is published via our website prior to each annual Festival.

Yours sincerely

Norman Fryer-Saxby
Company Secretary and Commercial Manager
Reading Transport Limited
Great Knollys Street
t: 0118-902-7608
f: 0118-957-5379
e: [email address]
m: 07966-290957

show quoted sections

Norman Fryer-Saxby, Reading Transport Limited

Norman Fryer-Saxby would like to recall the message, "Freedom of Information Request".

Max West left an annotation ()

Hi tom

I have requested the running boards and they have provided me with the 2012 olympics one off running boards.
Check my request called Reading Festival Running Boards.

Kind Regards
Max West

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site . Find out more .