Sounding of tube whistle in West Finchley

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2962
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Constituents in West Finchley have complained that tube drivers are regularly sounding their whistles at the Lovers Walk Bridge, mainly in response to being signalled at by passers-by on the bridge. This means that in the summer months residents living near the bridge have tube whistles being sounded every few minutes and is interrupting their quality of life. Will you agree for a sign to be placed on this part of the track reminding drivers that the whistle is only to be sounded when works are going on?

Answer

Answer for Sounding of tube whistle in West Finchley

Answer for Sounding of tube whistle in West Finchley

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has clear guidelines to determine when whistles should be used, namely for safety reasons only.  Although train operators are already regularly reminded of these guidelines, I have asked TfL to issue a further reminder.