FOI request detail

iBus announcements

Request ID: FOI-4258-1718
Date published: 02 February 2018

You asked

I would like to request a copy of the iBus announcements, as well as a transcript.

We answered

Our Ref:          FOI-4258-1718 / FOI-4260-1718 / FOI-4262-1718

Thank you for your requests received on 24 January 2018 asking for a copy of the iBus, London Overground, and Tram announcements.

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

A CD containing the requested announcements is available, please send the postal address you would like the CD sent to FOI @ (no spaces). Please note that as is a public website you may wish to send your address details from a private e-mail address so that it does not appear on the website.

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. They were originally recorded for the iBus rollout over a period of two years in 20 sessions. Numerous CDs and folders were set up in this process and so unfortunately they are not all held centrally. Some of the current iBus recordings may also be made up of fragments that are no longer used.

Announcements used on the services that London Overground took over from Abellio Greater Anglia on 31 May 2015 are not held as audio files. They are held on a server and we access them through existing server and rolling stock. I can confirm that we have no current plans to create any new recordings.

Please also note that while access to this material will be 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.

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.

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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