Elinor Hamilton platform annoucements

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Dear Transport for London,

I am requesting the files of the Elinor Hamilton platform announcements that can be found at Westminster and Waterloo stations for the Jubilee, and Northern lines. I will link multiple YouTube videos and their timestamps of when the announcements are made as an example.

https://youtu.be/2QAkYiqSy_Y - Annoucements at 0:00, 1:21, and 1:40
https://youtu.be/2QAkYiqSy_Y - Annoucements at 0:18
https://youtu.be/9GvNsuYVwlM - Annoucements throughout the video.

If you need any more information about this, please let me know

Yours faithfully,
Adam Cavanagh

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Cavanagh,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2623-2122

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13^th
February 2022 asking for announcements from the Jubilee and Northern
lines.

 

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 sent to you by 11^th March 2022.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[1]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Cavanagh,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2623-2122

 

Further to my email below, please note that in order to provide you with
access to our suite of audio recordings we will require a direct email
address in order to create the necessary permissions. Could you please
email us directly with your email address, citing your FOI reference
number, and we can then grant access.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 16 February 2022 09:31
To: 'Adam' <[FOI #832957 email]>
Subject: FOI-2623-2122 Elinor Hamilton platform announcements CRM:0139697

 

Dear Mr Cavanagh,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2623-2122

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13^th
February 2022 asking for announcements from the Jubilee and Northern
lines.

 

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 sent to you by 11^th March 2022.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[1]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Cavanagh,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2623-2122

 

I note that we have not had a response to our email below of 16^th
February 2022. Please be aware that your case will be closed on 11^th
March 2022 if we had not had a response by then. Any subsequent response
will be treated as a new request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 16 February 2022 10:43
To: 'Adam' <[FOI #832957 email]>
Subject: FOI-2623-2122 Elinor Hamilton platform announcements CRM:0139697

 

Dear Mr Cavanagh,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2623-2122

 

Further to my email below, please note that in order to provide you with
access to our suite of audio recordings we will require a direct email
address in order to create the necessary permissions. Could you please
email us directly with your email address, citing your FOI reference
number, and we can then grant access.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 16 February 2022 09:31
To: 'Adam' <[1][FOI #832957 email]>
Subject: FOI-2623-2122 Elinor Hamilton platform announcements CRM:0139697

 

Dear Mr Cavanagh,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2623-2122

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13^th
February 2022 asking for announcements from the Jubilee and Northern
lines.

 

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 sent to you by 11^th March 2022.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Apologies for the late response. Please find below a direct email to me, so you can transfer the files.
I am not quite sure what you mean by an 'FOI Reference Number' Please could you tell me how I can find this number.

Direct Email: [email address]

Yours sincerely,
Adam

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Cavanagh,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2623-2122

 

Thank you for your request of 13^th February 2022 asking for announcements
from the Jubilee and Northern lines.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

I can confirm that we hold the information you require. However, please
note, TfL is only able to release on-train announcements for the Jubilee,
Northern and Piccadilly lines. Your email account has now been added to
the permissions list to access these audio recordings and you should now
have an email with a link enabling you to access the folder (please check
your spam folder if this is not visible).

Upon opening the link you will be asked to verify your account which will
generate a code to be send to your email address which is only valid for
15 minutes (you may need to check your spam folder). Once that code is
entered you will have access to the relevant files which can then be
downloaded. Should you encounter any difficulty with this please contact
[1][email address]

Please note that you are not granted any rights to any of the intellectual
property that exists in the material 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.

 

With regards to the station announcements, we are not obliged to supply
these audio files as the information is subject to a statutory exemption
to the right of access to information under section 43(2) of the FOI Act.

 

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 the company used to provide the recordings. The
recordings in question were provided to London Underground under a signed
contracts which contained explicit conditions concerning disclosure and
distribution.

 

These contracts specify 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.

 

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,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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