North Acton Tube Station

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Richard Barnes
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Residents living beside North Acton Tube station have been informed by TFL to expect a further three months of night time essential repair work on the bridge across the Central Line at the station. This will involve a significant amount of grinding and cutting work on concrete and steel, which will create a major disturbance. Can the Mayor ensure that TFL staff are instructed to carry out all the noisy work during the earliest part of the work shift to alleviate as far as possible the misery for nearby residents?


Answer for North Acton Tube Station

Answer for North Acton Tube Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is standard practice for London Underground to limit noisy works to times when it will least disturb neighbours. Where practical, this means noisy works are carried out only during the day. In areas where the work can't safely be done while trains are running - such as at North Acton - noisy works are restricted to the early part of night shifts, where possible.

The works in question have only recently started and are expected to take three months. The majority of the works to the footbridge at North Acton, including repainting, relocation of cameras and installation of pigeon mitigation, will not generate noise.

Ahead of the start of works we advised residents that there would be 15 night shifts (01:30 - 04:30) during which noisy mechanical tools would need to be used. This use is restricted to the first two hours of each shift and is essential preparation for the 'non-noisy' work that forms the remainder of the shift. Five of these shifts have been completed with ten remaining.