Reduction of services, in terms of frequency, curtailment of routes and withdrawn routes over the last three years

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Dear Transport for London,

I would be grateful if you could provide me with your PDF documents that provide permanent service changes, over the last three years.

This has regularly been provided via the TfL website on a monthly or regular basis, so as such I cannot see this as being too much of a problem to provide me with the necessary details.

Many thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Billington

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Billington

TfL Ref: FOI-1390-1819

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 17 August 2018.

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A response will be provided to you by 17 September 2018.

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

Eva Hextall
FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Reduction of services, in terms
of frequency, curtailment of routes and withdrawn routes over the last
three years (1 of 2)

 

Dear Mr Billington

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1390-1819

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 17
August 2018.

 

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. You asked:

 

I would be grateful if you could provide me with your PDF documents that
provide permanent service changes, over the last three years.

 

Please find the Permanent Bus Changes documents for the last three years
attached. I had to split them in two due to size.

 

Please note all files are the fortnightly summary (the exact title changed
in January 2018), except prior to 30 April 2016 for which we’ve included a
summary document which covers changes between May 2008 and June 2016 (it
goes back to cover the three years requested but overlaps with the first
two or three fortnightly summaries). We no longer publish a similar
multi-year summary. We don’t hold the fortnightly summaries prior to 30
April 2016.

The file naming structure for the fortnightly summaries is: [Document
title] [year].[month][sequential issue that month] – [date range][(date
published)]).

As each document (in most cases) overlaps the ones before and after it,
most of the service changes will be listed more than once.

The design, content and criteria for inclusion have changed over time
somewhat – in particular, during 2017 we stopped listing temporary changes
(as the main purpose is to list permanent changes to our bus network) and
changes of operators (as these rarely significantly affect customers or
stakeholders). Since part way through January 2018 we’ve laid out on page
2 what is listed in each edition, for clarity.

Occasionally there is an error or an update needed to an entry.
Unfortunately, there is some inconsistency in whether and / or how we’ve
done this and we are still improving how we publish changes, but in
general for each change the latest published version which lists that
change is the most accurate.

Occasionally we have retrospectively listed a change that was omitted in
error from a previous edition. There is some inconsistency in this due to
the change of criteria for inclusion as explained above. The changes we
list retrospectively are in general only listed once, and have not been
inserted later into the edition published at the time the change actually
occurred.

Please note some embedded web links may no longer work.

 

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

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Mr Billington

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1390-1819

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 17
August 2018.

 

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. You asked:

 

I would be grateful if you could provide me with your PDF documents that
provide permanent service changes, over the last three years.

 

Please find the Permanent Bus Changes documents for the last three years
attached. I had to split them in two due to size.

 

Please note all files are the fortnightly summary (the exact title changed
in January 2018), except prior to 30 April 2016 for which we’ve included a
summary document which covers changes between May 2008 and June 2016 (it
goes back to cover the three years requested but overlaps with the first
two or three fortnightly summaries). We no longer publish a similar
multi-year summary. We don’t hold the fortnightly summaries prior to 30
April 2016.

The file naming structure for the fortnightly summaries is: [Document
title] [year].[month][sequential issue that month] – [date range][(date
published)]).

As each document (in most cases) overlaps the ones before and after it,
most of the service changes will be listed more than once.

The design, content and criteria for inclusion have changed over time
somewhat – in particular, during 2017 we stopped listing temporary changes
(as the main purpose is to list permanent changes to our bus network) and
changes of operators (as these rarely significantly affect customers or
stakeholders). Since part way through January 2018 we’ve laid out on page
2 what is listed in each edition, for clarity.

Occasionally there is an error or an update needed to an entry.
Unfortunately, there is some inconsistency in whether and / or how we’ve
done this and we are still improving how we publish changes, but in
general for each change the latest published version which lists that
change is the most accurate.

Occasionally we have retrospectively listed a change that was omitted in
error from a previous edition. There is some inconsistency in this due to
the change of criteria for inclusion as explained above. The changes we
list retrospectively are in general only listed once, and have not been
inserted later into the edition published at the time the change actually
occurred.

Please note some embedded web links may no longer work.

 

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

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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