Dear Transport for London,

Could you please provide me a list of all bus routes that were introduced after the year 2000?

Yours faithfully,

Sean Cirillo

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Cirillo,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0747-2223

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26^th
June 2022 asking for information about bus routes created since 2000.

 

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 25^th July 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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Dear Mr Cirillo,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0747-2223

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26^th
June 2022 asking for information about bus routes created since 2000.

 

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

 

Specifically you asked:

 

“Could you please provide me a list of all bus routes that were introduced
after the year 2000?”

 

I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require. However, I
am afraid that it is not possible to source the information to respond
within the costs limit set out under section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act. Under section 12, TfL is not obliged to provide
information if it would cost more than £450 to determine if that
information is held, and to then locate, retrieve or extract that
information from elsewhere. This is calculated at a rate of £25 per hour,
equivalent to 18 hours work.

 

In this case the exemption applies because the information has not been
collated before and there is no quick or efficient way of doing so. While
it is not possible to give an entirely accurate estimate of how long it
would take to compile (and note that we may not hold information covering
the entire 22-year span of your request), we believe the time required
would be well in excess of the 18 hour limit. Any attempt to compile such
a list would require a manual check - probably of well over 1000 different
records - in order to differentiate permanent changes from other changes
including temporary routes, mobility routes, schools variations and night
services. Any information held by TfL would also omit non-TfL bus routes -
i.e. commercial routes that serve London.

 

In order to bring your request within the costs limit you may wish to
narrow its scope to focus on the information that is of most importance to
you. For example, you may wish to narrow the timeframe to which it
relates. However, note that even trying to compile the information for the
last few years alone is liable to take some considerable time.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Alistair