FOI request detail

Request of onboard announcement of temporary route 718

Request ID: FOI-2018-2122
Date published: 08 December 2021

You asked

Hello, I'm a London bus enthusiast and frequent user of bus 718. Yesterday when taking that bus, I was seeing the notification of the planned withdrawal of the route at the end of this week. Can I ask for a copy of the onboard announcement of route 718, especially the sentence '718 to Morden' announces in the bus everytime when picking up passengers. This will be a valuable souvenior to me. Thanks in advance.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-2018-2122

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 3 December 2021, asking for iBus recordings.

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.

Please note your email account has been added to the permissions list to access the audio recordings and you should receive an email with a link enabling you to access the folder (please check your spam folder if this is not visible).

Upon opening the link you will be asked to verify your account which will generate a code to be send to your email address which is only valid for 15 minutes (you may need to check your spam folder). Once that code is entered you will have access to the relevant files which can then be downloaded. Should you encounter any difficulty with this please contact [email protected]

Please note that while access to the announcements has been 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.

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

Eva Hextall
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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