Dear Northern Trains Limited,
Could you please supply your unit diagrams from the commencement of the December 2021 timetable?
Many thanks in anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

David Layland

SMB - FOI, Northern Trains Limited

Dear David Layland

We are handling your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). Under the terms of the Act you are entitled to a response within 20 working days of receipt. We therefore aim to provide a response no later than 19th November 2021. If we cannot meet this deadline we will let you know the reason and also tell you when you can expect a response.

Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information, Northern Trains.

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SMB - FOI, Northern Trains Limited

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Dear David Layland,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards,

FOI Team, Northern Trains

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Dear Northern Trains Limited,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Northern Trains Limited's handling of my FOI request 'Unit Diagrams December 2021'.

I do not believe that any of the information requested would impact in any way on any personnel in your employ as I have simply requested the 'unit' diagrams, not any personnel involved. I have absolutely no interest in the personnel involved nor of any 'access' to any of your depots, stabling points, all of which are private premises etc.
In addition, under previous FOI request by others, this information has been previously released, there is therefore previous precedent and indeed is available for the current timetable period so cannot understand your reluctance, or indeed , hiding behind whatever legislation you believe is applicable here to deny this information to me.
I should therefore be obliged if you would re-consider this decision.

David Layland

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

David Layland

SMB - FOI, Northern Trains Limited

Dear David,

I have reviewed your request and will reverse the decision made in the original response. We apologise for the misunderstanding here - we have a policy not to share current or future train crew diagrams under a safety exemption and it appears that we have applied that exemption to the Unit diagrams in your case. This exemption does not apply to unit diagrams and we are aware that some Train Operators proactively share their diagrams on company websites.

I will ensure that your request is re-opened and actioned as soon as is possible.

Kind regards,

Matthew Wilson,
Freedom of Information, Northern Railway Ltd.

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Dear SMB - FOI,

I thank you for your (amended) response following the review of my request and look forward to receipt of the information requested (unit diagrams).

Yours sincerely,

David Layland

SMB - FOI, Northern Trains Limited

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    Northern Dec 21 SX unit diagrams.zip

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Dear David,

Please find attached the December 2021 unit diagrams as requested.

Kind regards,

Northern Trains, Freedom of Information

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