Map of Mayor's Wider London Boundary

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Dear Transport for London,

Many documents, including the Mayor's 2012 Rail Vision, refer to the Mayor's Wider London Boundary. Please can you provide me with:

* A full map of this boundary
* The documents/legislation which define it and what powers TfL has in it

Yours faithfully,

Owen Dunn

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Dunn

TfL Ref: 0353-1516

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2 June 2015. I apologise for the delay in getting back to you.

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 30 June 2015. 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 Dunn

 

TfL Ref: 0353-1516

 

Thank you for your information access request dated 2 June 2015, which was
received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2 June 2015. You asked for a map
of the ‘Mayor's Wider London Boundary’ as referenced in the Mayor’s Rail
Vision 2012, associated reports and legislation.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act and I can confirm that TfL does hold the information you
require.

 

I can advise that references in the Mayor’s Rail Vision 2012 to the
‘Mayor’s Wider London boundary’ do not relate to a prescribed geographical
boundary but to the statutory limitations on the Mayor’s powers exercised
through TfL as a functional body of the Greater London Authority. The
Department for Transport’s Consultation on Proposals for the Mayor of
London’s Rail Powers beyond the London Boundary may also be of interest
and provides a map of this on page 14:

 

[1]http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u...

 

In accordance with sections 141 and 142 of the Greater London Authority
Act 1999, the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) sets out his policies for
the promotion and encouragement of safe, integrated, efficient and
economic transport facilities and services to, from and within Greater
London. The Mayor’s Rail Vision 2012 supports the aims and objectives of
the MTS.

 

Additionally, section 15 of the Railways Act 2005 amended section 175 of
the Greater London Authority Act 1999 to enable TfL and the Secretary of
State for Transport to enter into agreements in relation to National Rail
franchised services in between Greater London and locations outside
Greater London. It is this provision that allows TfL to agree so called
‘increments and decrements’ to National Rail franchise services, which may
extend beyond the Greater London boundary.

 

Consequently, references to the ‘Mayor’s Wider London boundary’ are not
necessarily limited to the Greater London boundary but refer to the extent
of the Mayor’s statutory powers which, subject to the provisions of the
Greater London Authority Act 1999 (as amended), may extend beyond the
geographical boundary solely in relation to the provision of public
passenger transport services to and from Greater London.

 

Some of our existing services already extend beyond the boundaries of the
32 London Boroughs and the City of London, for example, London Underground
services to Chesham and Amersham, plus London Overground services to
Watford Junction and now Cheshunt, as connections to these stations play
an integral role in providing public passenger transport to and from the
capital.

 

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.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which TfL has handled your
information access request, you can ask us to carry out an internal
review. This review will be conducted by an independent panel, in
accordance with the procedure published on our website at
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk/foi. Requests for an internal review should be sent to:

 

Head of Information Access and Compliance

Floor 6, Windsor House

42–50 Victoria Street

London SW1H 0TL

Email: [3][TfL request email]

 

If you remain dissatisfied after the completion of the internal review,
you are entitled to take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s
Office. They can be contacted at the following address: Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

 

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