Train announcements

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Dear Transport for London,

I would like to request a copy of all the announcements on TfL Rail, Jubilee and Central line trains and only if possible, station announcements unless if added it violates the cost requirements of an FOI request.

I’d like to confirm that I will use these files in personal use only.

I will try and send my address in a separate email.

Yours faithfully,
John Wilkinson

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Wilkinson

TfL Ref: 2932-1920

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2 January 2020.

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 upon receipt of a postal address by 30 January 2020, which we strongly advise sending from a private email account.

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 to see if this helps you.

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the 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

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Wilkinson


TfL Ref: FOI-2932-1920


Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2
January 2020.


Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold the information you require.


A CD containing TfL Rail and some London Underground announcements has
been sent to you in the post.


On train announcements for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines have
been provided. The Northern line audio files contain historical as well as
current announcements. You will note the Piccadilly line announcements are
supplied as PCC files which may need specialist software to play them.
This format is the only version we currently have available.


Please also note that while the Jubilee and Piccadilly announcements are
recorded as full statements specifically for each station, Northern line
announcements are recorded as segmented phrases joined into full sentences
by the train management system (TMS).


Access to this material will be provided to you under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, you are not granted any rights to any of the
intellectual property that exists in it or granted any permission to make
secondary uses of it.


TfL owns all intellectual property (including, without limitation,
copyright) in the material supplied and will defend such rights.


If you wish to make any secondary use of the material provided, you must
first obtain the consent of TfL (which may be withheld) and, if consent is
granted, a fee may be charged, in accordance with the terms of the Reuse
of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.


If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free 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


Graham Hurt


FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London




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Dear TFL,
About 13 days ago, you “sent the information I requested via postal mail”; however, I haven’t received anything at the address I emailed to you under this reference with a private email. Could you do something about this?
Yours sincerely,
John Wilkinson

FOI, Transport for London

Dear John Wilkinson

I am sorry that you have not received the CD sent to you. I has posted another on to you today.

Kind regards

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Management Team

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