London Mobility Bus Routes 902 and 922

Kim Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Please send me copies of any leaflets and timetables which have been produced to do with previous London mobility routes 902 and 922.
I would also like correspondence relating to why routes 902 and 922 were withdrawn from service and the date these services were withdrawn.

Also note that a similar FoI request was made, available at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m... so you do not have to send me any documents which appear on the above link.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Kim Lee

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Lee

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0660-1314

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 12 July 2013 asking for information
about London Mobility Bus Routes 902 and 922.

 

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 13 August 2013.

 

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

 

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Dear Mr Lee

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0660-1314

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 12 July 2013 asking for information
about London Mobility Bus Routes 902 and 922.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

Routes 902 and 922 were part of a network of Mobility Bus services which
provided a service one or two days a week, designed for those who had
difficulty in using the main bus network prior to December 2005 when not
all vehicles were low floor and fitted with ramps. Routes were first
introduced in 1985 and in the mid 1990s there were over a 100 services
covering most areas outside the centre of London. 

 

The introduction of low floor buses with the ability to carry wheelchairs,
and the development of Dial-a-Ride, meant that usage of the Mobility Bus
routes declined and they progressively ceased operation from about 2002
onwards. The remaining three routes (931, 965 and 969) serve specific
areas that do not have a more regular service.

 

The last day of operation of the 902 was 20 February 2004 and the 922 on
19 February 2004. Please find attached copies of the timetables for each
of these routes. I have also attached a copy of the consultation document
that was issued when the proposal to withdraw the services was put
forward. 

 

Unfortunately, to provide you with any further information, including
correspondence regarding the removal of these services, would exceed the
‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate
Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

Under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with a
request if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the
information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other
information would exceed the appropriate limit. This is calculated at £25
per hour for every hour spent on the activities described.

 

TfL is a large organisation, sending and receiving thousands of emails per
day and correspondence in relation to these route dates back prior to
2004. A general search for correspondence based on the information you
have provided would generate an enormous number of emails, the majority of
which would be unlikely to be relevant. This information would then need
to be manually reviewed and any relevant information extracted.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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