FOI request detail

iBus announcements for specific london bus routes and destinations

Request ID: FOI-0270-2223
Date published: 10 May 2022

You asked

To whom it may concern. I would like to receive a copy of the iBus recordings for specific route numbers and destinations. Some destinations have had a change of audio recording. eg. "West Middlesex Hospital" is now "Isleworth, West Middlesex Hospital", so I am specifying which destination announcements I am requesting. Route Numbers: 33, 72, 65, 110, 111, 116, 117, 235, 237, 267, 281, 371, 419, E8, H22, H37, H98, R68, R70 Destinations: Hounslow Bus Station, West Middlesex Hospital, Twickenham, Richmond, Richmond Manor Circus, Kingston, Hounslow Bell Corner, Hounslow Blenheim Centre, Hampton Court, Hampton the Avenue, Sunbury Village, Brentford County Court, North Brentford Quarter, White City, Hounslow Heath, Fulwell, Fulwell Stanley Road, Tolworth, Ealing Broadway, Brentford Commerce Road, Hammersmith, Hammersmith Bus Station, Castelnau and Roehampton Bessborough Road.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0270-2223

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 May 2022, asking for certain iBus announcements.

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

Your email account will be added to the permissions list to access the audio recordings we have available and you should receive an email with a link enabling you to access the folder (please check your spam folder if this is not visible). Upon opening the link you will be asked to verify your account which will generate a code to be send to your email address which is only valid for 15 minutes (you may need to check your spam folder). Once that code is entered you will have access to the relevant files which can then be downloaded. Should you encounter any difficulty with this please contact [email protected]

It should be noted that the iBus announcements are recorded as fragments. As a result, some announcements would not feature in full as the full announcement would just be made up of two or more fragments that have already been recorded.  The way the announcements are recorded means that we cannot provide them for specific routes as requested.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any 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 Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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