FOI request detail

Information regarding TfL revenue inspection device

Request ID: FOI-1866-2324
Date published: 26 September 2023

You asked

Hello TfL. I am looking for information regarding the “New Revenue Inspection Device”, the one in the yellow case. May you please provide the following information: -Model of device -Supplier of device -Amount of devices currently held by TfL -Cost per unit -Amount paid by TfL for mobile data access to each device And if possible: -How many devices have been destroyed and written off Thank you

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1866-2324/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 30 August 2023 asking for information about the Revenue Inspection Device.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

-Model of device
PAX A50 Smart MiniPOS+

-Supplier of device
The hardware (device) was supplied by PAX Technology

-Amount of devices currently held by TfL
The current revenue inspection device fleet comprises 2,459 devices.

-Cost per unit
-Amount paid by TfL for mobile data access to each device

We are not obliged to provide you with the cost information as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information under section 43(2). In this instance the section 43(2) exemption has been applied as disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice our commercial interests. There are other companies who provide similar products and disclosure of the price TfL currently pays could hinder our ability to negotiate the best value for money for similar devices in the future.

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities, particularly where the expenditure of public money is concerned, but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that we are able to obtain the best value for public money outweighs the general public interest in increasing transparency of our processes.

-How many devices have been destroyed and written off
Assuming the question is asking how many devices have been reported as damaged and beyond economical repair since launch: There are no recorded Revenue Inspection Device that have been damaged beyond economical repair.

If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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