Timetables in electronic from

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Alistair MacDonald

Dear Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive,

I have requested copies of the Metro timetable in an accessible electronic format on several occasions. I have been offered a printed copy of the summerised timetables and PDF files of those printed documents but not the raw data that you use internally and that I require.

Can you supply me with a spreadsheet of the timetable showing when each train will stop at each station, or a clear and concise reason why you are unable to supply this?

Yours faithfully,

Alistair MacDonald

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail.I am making enquiries to ascertain whether or
not the information you request is held in the format requested.

You will appreciate that since 1st April 2010 Nexus are no longer
responsible for the 'operational ' running of the Metro service which is
now undertaken by DG Regio Tyne and Wear Limited, and it may be that the
information is not held by Nexus in the format requested.

If the information is not held in the format requested could you confirm
whether you still require the information in any other format held by
Nexus.

Regards

Colin Whittle
Head of Legal Services

Nexus, Nexus House, St. James' Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Tel. 0191 203 3239 / Fax. 0191 203 3304

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Alistair MacDonald

Dear Colin,

Thank you for following this up.

Yes, the data in another format may be acceptable. The format you have distributed the information to organisations such as Traveline will be fine.

Should the latest timetable be unavailable then the timetable preceding 1st April 2010 may be adequate.

Yours sincerely,

Alistair MacDonald

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

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Dear Sir,

Further to our previous correspondence I attach a sample from our
timetable in the format which you require showing when each train stops
at each station.

Could you please confirm the level of data you require.

Regards

Colin Whittle
Head of Legal Services

Nexus, Nexus House, St. James' Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Tel. 0191 203 3239 / Fax. 0191 203 3304

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Alistair MacDonald

Dear Colin,

I can confirm that this is an ideal format and exactly what I have been trying to get hold of.

Yours sincerely,

Alistair MacDonald

Alistair MacDonald

Dear Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive,

Can I ask for an update on this request.

Yours faithfully,

Alistair MacDonald

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail.

I had presumed from your e-mail dated 24th March 2010 that the info I supplied in my earlier e-mail had satisfied your request.

Could you please indicate what further information you wish to be supplied with.

Regards
Colin

Colin Whittle
Head of Legal Services

Nexus, Nexus House, St. James' Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Tel. 0191 203 3239 / Fax. 0191 203 3304

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Alistair MacDonald

Dear Sir,

I am after a spreadsheet of the complete timetable not just an extract. I was confirming that the format of the extract you sent is ideal, but I still require the full timetable and not just an extract.

Yours sincerely,

Alistair MacDonald

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail.I attach the current Metro timetable for your information. Please confirm that this information satisfies your request.

Regards

Colin Whittle
Head of Legal Services

Nexus, Nexus House, St. James' Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Tel. 0191 203 3239 / Fax. 0191 203 3304

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Alistair MacDonald

Dear Colin Whittle ,

The spreadsheet is great and I am very grateful for it. I also require the Saturday and Sunday timetable as well.

Yours sincerely,

Alistair MacDonald

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail.

As requested I attach timetable for Saturday and Sunday.

Regards

Colin Whittle
Head of Legal Services

Nexus, Nexus House, St. James' Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
4AX
Tel. 0191 203 3239 / Fax. 0191 203 3304

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Alistair MacDonald

Dear Whittle,

That is perfect and exactly what I am needing.

Thank you very much for your efforts. I am most grateful.

Yours sincerely,

Alistair MacDonald