FOI request detail

Crossrail Entry and Exit point diagrams

Request ID: FOI-1021-1718
Date published: 23 August 2017

You asked

Similar to the request made in the referenced case: FOI-0368-1516 Is it possible to get the same data but for planned Crossrail/Elizabeth line stations. Also some stations were missing in the above request (Baker street and Mornington Crescent), are these stations currently unavailable for release?

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-1021-1718

Thank you for your request received on 31 July 2017 asking for information about Crossrail/Elizabeth Line Stations.

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

Please find attached the requested plans for Baker Street and Mornington Crescent. Some of the information contained in the attached plans has been withheld as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information, under Section 38(1)(b) of the Act.

In this instance the exemption has been applied as disclosure of the information requested would be likely to adversely affect the safety and security of TfL employees and members of the general public.

Disclosure of this information to you has to be regarded as a disclosure to ‘the public at large’. This information could potentially be obtained and utilised by individuals who may wish to use this detailed level technical information to cause disruption or harm to the London Underground network. Additionally disclosure of information which could compromise security and safety preparedness on London Underground’s network would place members of the public and TfL staff at risk by highlighting areas on the network which could be susceptible to being targeted.

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. TfL recognises the need for openness and transparency by public authorities, but in this instance the public interest in applying the exemption, in order to minimise risks to operational resilience, safe operation of the London Underground network, the welfare of staff and members of the general public, outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

Also please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) some personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the DPA, specifically the first principle of the DPA which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions of Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act which would make the processing ‘fair’.

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.

In regard to the Crossrail/Elizabeth Line stations, we do not hold this information in the form you require as it is not required for the design or construction of the stations. Drawings of Crossrail stations similar to those produced for the London Underground stations may be produced in due course as an ongoing operational requirement.

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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