FOI request detail

ibus announcments audio files

Request ID: FOI-0698-1819
Date published: 20 June 2018

You asked

Dear TFL FOI Could you send me mp3 audio files of all of the ibus announcements. Including all of the locations, all of the london bus route numbers and destinations, and trains destinations. Every announcement there is basically. Its for a game I'm creating for my own personal use.

We answered

Our Ref:          FOI-0698-1819

Thank you for your request received on 16 June 2018 asking for a copy of the iBus announcements.

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

A CD containing the iBus announcements has been sent to you in the post.

It should be noted that the iBus announcements are recorded as fragments, therefore we are unable to provide you with the announcements only used on a specific route. However, the announcements we have provided would be combined to create the ones on a route. In addition, 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. They were originally recorded for the iBus rollout over a period of two years in 20 sessions. Numerous CDs and folders were set up in this process and so unfortunately they are not all held centrally. Some of the current iBus recordings may also be made up of fragments that are no longer used.

Please also note that while 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 you wish to make use of the recordings for commercial purposes, then you will require a licence to reproduce the recordings and the bus livery.

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

Gemma Jacob
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]

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