iBus Audio files without a CD

Deniz O made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Transport for London.

Dear Transport for London,

I have ready in previous FOI requests made to TfL successful requests for iBus CDs. In this FOI request I just like to request an file with the audio files regarding iBus announcements (not CD). I'd appreciate it sincerely if TfL are able to provide this.

I am absolutely aware that the material within the iBus recordings belong to TfL and I accept not to redistribute/sell/lend etc.

Yours faithfully,
D. Ozdil

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Ozdil

TfL Ref: 1370-1617

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 17 October 2016.

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 11 November 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 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 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 Ozdil

 

Our Ref: 1370-1617

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 16 October 2016 asking for an
electronic copy of ibus audio announcements.

 

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 the information you require.

 

Unfortunately, the electronic files of ibus, of which there are hundreds,
are too large in size to be sent via email. Therefore if you would like a
CD, we would be grateful if you could please send us a postal address
through a private email address.

 

It should be noted that the iBus announcements are recorded as fragments.
As a result, some announcements would not feature in full as the full
announcement would just be made up of two or more fragments that have
already been recorded.

 

Please also 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 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

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Jasmine Howard,

It would be great if it could be sent electronically, as you are aware I don't want it on a CD. A solution could be that the attachment could be split up in category's. I only really care about North London iBus announcements as I don't live in any other section of London. If it makes it any easier for Transport for London to send it to my email rather than www.whatdotheuknow.com.

I hope you see this as an alternative.

Deniz Ozdil,

Yours sincerely,

Deniz O

Dear Jasmine Howards,

Would I be recieving another reply in another 20 days? I'd appreciate it if I could get a response earlier than this bearing in mind that TfL get's 20 days to respond.

Regards,

Deniz O

Dear Transport for London,

I have been waiting for an response from TfL since the 11th November 2016, yet I have not had a response. Due to the undeniably long overdue of the response I am requesting for an internal review. I personally believe I was patient enough with TfL. Should I still be waiting for an response I then will be contacting the Information Comissioner Office.

Yours faithfully,

Deniz O

Dear Transport for London,

I am quite disappointed to still yet not receive an email regarding my internal review. I will be emailing the ICO today regarding the excessively overdue response from TfL.

I would highly appreciate a response soon.

Yours sincerely,

Deniz O

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Deniz

 

Thank you for your emails received by us on 11 November and 21 December
2016. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in getting back to
you.

 

Unfortunately it is not possible to filter and extract the ibus files
solely in relation to North London because the data we hold is not
provided in a regional format and therefore would require the manual
extraction and scrutiny of each file, of which there are several hundred,
to determine which ones are relevant for your request. As stated in our
response, the iBus announcements are recorded as fragments and therefore
some announcements would not feature in full as the full  announcement
would just be made up of two or more fragments that have already been
recorded and so in order to provide you with the relevant recordings we
would have to provide you with all of them.

 

You previously mentioned that you do not want these audio files on a CD,
however, in accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged
to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already
accessible to you elsewhere, albeit via CD download. In addition, we refer
you to section 11(4) of the FOI Act where it states “Subject to subsection
(1), a public authority may comply with a request by communicating
information by any means which are reasonable in the circumstances”. As
stated, there are several hundred files that are too large to be sent
electronically. If you do not wish to provide your address then we can
arrange for a copy to be made available for collection at our office in
St. James Park.

 

If you would like a CD sent to you then please provide me with your
address, or alternatively if you wish to collect the CD please let me know
when you are available to do so.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London         

 

 

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Dear Transport for London,

Would it be possible to ask for announcements which correspond to a set of specific routes instead of regional sectors?

If so could I ask for the announcements for the routes below:

699
692
298
313
626

Yours sincerely,

Deniz O

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr O,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2644-1617

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 27
March 2017 asking for bus announcements.

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

 

Your request will be processed by TfL, the Greater London Authority and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 26 April 2017. 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.

 

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,

Melissa Nichols

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Deniz O,

Thank you for your email received by us on 27 March 2017 asking for iBus audio files.

As previously stated, unfortunately it is not possible to filter and extract the ibus files solely in relation to bus routes because the data we hold is not provided in a route specific format and therefore would require the manual extraction and scrutiny of each file, of which there are several hundred, to determine which ones are relevant for your request. As you are aware, the iBus announcements are recorded as fragments and therefore some announcements would not feature in full as the full announcement would just be made up of two or more fragments that have already been recorded and so in order to provide you with the relevant recordings we would have to provide you with all of them.

You previously mentioned that you do not want these audio files on a CD, however, in accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere, albeit via CD download. In addition, we refer you to section 11(4) of the FOI Act where it states “Subject to subsection (1), a public authority may comply with a request by communicating information by any means which are reasonable in the circumstances”. As stated, there are several hundred files that are too large to be sent electronically. If you do not wish to provide your address then we can arrange for a copy to be made available for collection at our office in St. James Park.

If you would like a CD sent to you then please provide me with your address, or alternatively if you wish to collect the CD please let me know when you are available to do so.


Yours sincerely,

Melissa Nichols

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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