London Underground Noisy Announcements (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
July 12, 2006
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


To go back to this important issue, not only is there a problem with the regularity of announcements, which I would question whether all of them are health and safety, because quite often they are simply listing stations that the train is going to stop at. There is also another issue, which is that in the meantime we have tried to establish some minimal improvements for residents, such as a cut-off point where there are no announcements after 9.00 at night, and there should not be any again until 7.00 in the morning, unless there is proven emergency, and there was going to be no more `bing-bongs' to highlight the fact that there is about to be an announcement. Now, that was an agreement that was going to be carried out straight away, and I have to tell you that it seems to be beyond the ability of the local management at Earls Court to actually even carry out those agreements. What can be done to absolutely enforce the basic minimum that is going to leave these people with the opportunity to get some sleep at night?


Answer for London Underground Noisy Announcements (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for London Underground Noisy Announcements (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I find the increasing number of announcements irritating, because I am usually trying to read some GLA documents on the way. I will come down with Tim O'Toole and we will stand there and listen to it and see what we can get done about it. We will bring the health and safety legal adviser with us who will tell us what we have to have and what we can do. At my own station, now I come to think about it, they are forever telling you where the train is going, and of course almost all of us know where the damn train is going, because that is why we are getting on it.