FOI request detail

New Routemaster progress reports

Request ID: FOI-0791-2021
Date published: 19 August 2020

You asked

revised request: Dear Transport for London To alter my Freedom of Information request. Is the intellectual property of the New Routemaster design royalty free? If yes, can you provide details please. Dear Transport for London Can you release the progress reports of the New Routemaster project please? Date range from 2015 to present. Thanks

We answered

TfL Ref 0791-2021

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14 August 2020 asking for information about our New Routemaster Buses (NRMs).  

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. You asked: Is the intellectual property of the New Routemaster design royalty free? If yes, can you provide details please.

TfL owns the intellectual property rights to the unique design features of the NRMs. For further details, please see the contracts for the New Bus for London which were published in response to Freedom of Information requests via the following link to our website:

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

The impact of current circumstances on TfL’s resources means we are not able to answer FOI requests readily and we ask that you please do not make a request to us at present.

Answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. In any event, please note that our response time will be affected by the current situation.

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

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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