Night Tube Noise Pollution

MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to Question No 2014/0133, you state that prior to the introduction of Night Tube, London Underground (LU) will be carrying out a thorough assessment of noise issues and will undertake works to improve the condition of the track. How is this assessment coming along and are there any places where noise has been deemed too high?


Answer for Night Tube Noise Pollution

Answer for Night Tube Noise Pollution

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Work is progressing to identify potential noise issues across the Night Tube network. Information is being mapped onto a Geographical Information System (GIS) and this will be used to plan and implement works to mitigate any issues should they arise.

There are some sections of track on the Night Tube lines which will benefit from maintenance work to improve the condition of the rails. London Underground (LU) is actively addressing residents' concerns where noise levels are considered unsatisfactory. In these cases LU will reduce noise levels through the current rail grinding and track renewal programmes.

LU has significantly increased investment in effective mitigation measures such as rail grinding and is deploying new and more effective track fixings to target known and potential noise issues.