Jubilee and Metropolitan Line in Harrow

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3954
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your answer to Question No: 151 / 2011. Unfortunately, this is completely unsatisfactory as the late-night/early-morning engineering works continue to disturb residents. I understand that whenever works are going to be noisy in nature, Tube Lines completes a noise assessment and undertakes a 'toolbox talk' where engineers are further briefed on minimising the effects of noise. How is the noise minimised?

Answer

Answer for Jubilee and Metropolitan Line in Harrow

Answer for Jubilee and Metropolitan Line in Harrow

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer received on 6 January 2012:

TfL and all of its contractors work within the framework of British standards to minimise disruption. This means using 'best practicable means' to keep noise to a minimum. This includes timing the work to minimise disturbance, reminding the contractors of their obligations to residents and doing spot checks to ensure work is being carried out in an appropriate way. It also means careful consideration of exactly how the work will be carried out and which tools will be used, using well-maintained, modern equipment which is not left idling when not in use and, as far as is practicable, locating all stationary plant so that the noise impact to all occupied commercial and residential buildings is minimised.

I am sorry for any disturbance to residents despite these mitigating actions.  TfL would be happy to meet with you to discuss specific issues raised by residents and to explore potential solutions.