Ladbroke Grove platform extension

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1137
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In the progress report to the Mayor's Ambient Noise Strategy (October 2006) mention is made of photovoltaic noise barriers. The report states, 'Assessing opportunities for photovoltaic and other noise barriers will be included by Transport for London in its network management work.'

Would the Mayor agree that a perfect opportunity for this type of noise barrier would be the platform extension at Ladbroke Grove, where the houses to the rear of the embankment will be overlooked by the platform boundary fa├žade? Will he ask TfL to investigate the possibility of testing and including these barriers as part of the building work?

Answer

Answer for Ladbroke Grove platform extension

Answer for Ladbroke Grove platform extension

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The project at Ladbroke Grove involves the lengthening of the existing platform by around 25 metres to accommodate longer trains which will be introduced on the Hammersmith & City line from 2011. The platform will be extended along an embankment which abuts residents' houses and which falls away steeply from track level. The existing brick station wall will be extended along the rear of the platform and will form a noise barrier.The factors above make it unlikely that this would be a suitable location for the testing of photovoltaic noise barriers of the type envisaged in the strategy although TfL will, of course, check out any possibilities for adding PV cells in future.