FOI request detail


Request ID: FOI-0842-1718
Date published: 04 August 2017

You asked

If possible could I ask for the announcements used on London buses (both voices if possible), and announcements used on the Docklands Light Railway & Trams.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0842-1718/GH


Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 July 2017 asking for London Buses, Tram and Docklands Light Railway 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 and Tram announcements has been sent to you in the post.


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. I have also included a list of the announcements for your reference.


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.


In regard to the DLR audio announcements for the trains and stations, we do not hold this information. The on train announcements for DLR are not held in any central repository and are not ‘recorded ‘ as such. These are done digitally as needed by typing them into a system, combining previously typed announcements where necessary. It is therefore not possible to provide an audio recording, as requested. The station announcements are held on a central system but not in a form that allows them to be distributed.


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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