FOI request detail

Freedom of Information request - iBus Announcement - Please hold on the bus is about to move

Request ID: FOI-4513-1718
Date published: 13 March 2018

You asked

Would it be possible to obtain a file of the "please hold on he bus is about to move" audio announcement that has been popular on the internet?

We answered

Our ref: FOI-4513-1718/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13 February 2018 asking for a copy of the “Please hold on the bus is about to move” bus announcement.

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.

Please find attached a copy of the requested file. This announcement was trialled for a short period before being changed to “please hold-on while the bus is moving’’ - the timing and wording being revised to help the public travel as safely as possible at all times, not just when the bus moves away from a stop. The trial was prompted by our desire to see if it can make the network safer. The trial ended mid-February.

Please 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

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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