Request ID: FOI-1938-1920
Date published: 16 October 2019
I wish to make a freedom of information request for the following information:
Information detailing the RVAR-compliance works planned for the 1992 (Central) and 1972 (Bakerloo) stock trains, the timeline for completion of these works, and the stations where installation of platform humps will be carried out as a consequence of these works.
TfL Ref: 1938-1920
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 29 September 2019 asking for information about RVAR-compliance works planned for the 1992 (Central) and 1972 (Bakerloo) stock trains.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.
You asked for: Information detailing the RVAR-compliance works planned for the 1992 (Central) and 1972 (Bakerloo) stock trains, the timeline for completion of these works, and the stations where installation of platform humps will be carried out as a consequence of these works.
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. Please see the links below.
TfL has been working with the Department for Transport (DfT) to move towards compliance on the Central and Bakerloo lines. This has been on the principle of ‘targeted compliance’ which aims to deliver compliance except where it is not technically feasible or prohibitively expensive for the perceived benefits delivered. In these areas derogation requests are submitted and consulted publically before being considered by the DfT. The links set out the areas for which derogations are being requested and the rationale for these which are different for both fleets. Dates associated to a derogation request provided in these links hold a degree of conservatism, which TfL will strive to beat. For example at present TfL anticipate making the Central line RVAR compliant through CLIP – Central Line (trains) Improvement Programme – by the end of 2023.
For locations which will have compliant level access, the platforms listed in the derogations are in addition to those which currently have either manual boarding ramps or infrastructure which provides level access. A list of currently accessible platforms and their method of providing this is available in the Step Free Tube Guide (http://content.tfl.gov.uk/step-free-tube-guide-map.pdf)
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London
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