iBus announcements

David McKay made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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 successful.

Dear Transport for London,

Please could I have a copy of the full and most up to date text
list of announcements and the full and most up to date copy of the
audio recordings used on the iBus system used on
London Buses.

Please could you include in the supplied recordings and the text list, the
entire list of ALL the recordings ever made, this includes any
recordings for example that were previously used.

Please also include any recordings that were recorded and were
never implemented onto the iBus system at all, or have yet to
appear on the system.

Yours faithfully,

David McKay

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr McKay

TfL Ref: 0043-1213

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 April.

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 10 May.

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

Information Governance
General Counsel, Transport for London
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0TL

show quoted sections

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr McKay

TfL Ref: 0043-1213

Further to my acknowledgement below, please provide a postal address to enable Transport for London to send these announcements accordingly.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer

Information Governance
General Counsel, Transport for London
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0TL

show quoted sections

This message has been hidden. We have hidden this correspondence from public view as it contains personal information about the requester. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you are the requester, then you may sign in to view the message.

FOI, Transport for London

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Mckay,

 

TfL Ref: 0043-1213

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10
April 2012 asking for a copy of the current text list of iBus
announcements and audio recordings, in addition to previous recordings
that were made and have yet to be broadcast.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.  I can
confirm TfL does hold some of the information you require. You asked for
the following:

 

1. Please could I have a copy of the full and most up to date text list of
announcements and the full and most up to date copy of the audio
recordings used on the iBus system used on London Buses.

    

We have sent the iBus audio announcements to you on a CD to the postal
address provided in your email of 9 May 2012.

 

Attached is a copy of the current text list of iBus announcements.

 

2. Please could you include in the supplied recordings and the text list,
the entire list of ALL the recordings ever made, this includes any
recordings for example that were previously used.

 

Please also include any recordings that were recorded and were never
implemented onto the iBus system at all, or have yet to appear on the
system.

 

The iBus CD that has been sent to you includes all the announcements that
are currently used on the iBus system. Withdrawn announcements are no
longer held, and therefore cannot be provided on a CD or text list format.

 

We currently do not plan to introduce any additional announcements, over
and above those for operational reasons, for example amending stop names
if the road layout changes. Planned announcements would also be made up of
these fragmented audio files, where possible. Please be advised that the
iBus announcements are recorded as fragments; therefore you will find that
the files you requested have been provided in this format.

 

Please note that while access to this material will be provided to you
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you are not granted any rights
to any of the intellectual property that exists in it 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.

 

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

 

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

Dear FOI,

Thanks again :)

Yours sincerely,

David McKay

Dear FOI,

I am sorry to report that the disc does not work, I have tried it in 3 different computers but it does not come up, It will also not let me view any of the files on the disc, Could you please send a replacement

Thanks

Yours sincerely,

David McKay

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr McKay

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry to hear that the CD I had sent you is malfunctioning and would like to confirm that a new disc is on its way to you and should arrive shortly.

Kind regards

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

show quoted sections