Request ID: FOI-2160-2122 Date published: 30 December 2021
Dear Transport for London, As a transport enthusiast, I have always wanted a copy of the London IBus announcements. I was wondering if I could request some of these announcements in a file if possible. The announcement type I'm requesting is mainly the route ones. E.g R3 to orpington station.
TfL Ref: 2160- 2122
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21 December 2021 asking for information about our iBus announcements.
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. Your email account has now been added to the permissions list to access the audio recordings and you should now have 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]
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. The way the announcements are recorded means that we cannot provide them for specific routes as requested.
Please note that while access to the announcements has been provided to you under the Freedom of Information Act, 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.
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate 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.
Sara Thomas FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London