Tube Noise at Baker Street (8)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please set out the specific work that TfL has undertaken to investigate the cause of, and reduce, the noise and vibration from the Jubilee line tunnels north of Baker Street since first being made aware of the problem by residents?  What work will be done subsequently to rectify the problem?


Answer for Tube Noise at Baker Street (8)

Answer for Tube Noise at Baker Street (8)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground works to prevent noise and vibration issues through regular maintenance and improvement work. It also has a robust process of investigating any noise or vibration complaints and, where possible, will carry out remedial work to mitigate the issue.

Since April 2014 a programme of work has been underway to improve the condition of the Jubilee lines in the vicinity of Baker Street station.  The work comprises removal of redundant track joints and replacement of worn or damaged rails. This work is ongoing and is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

LU's engineers measured levels of noise and vibration at three apartments on 4 November. Noise levels varied in each apartment and findings were passed to the track manager for action.

LU checked the rail condition, track support and components. Sections of rail were found to be worn and plans to replace those sections were developed. When this work is completed in September, LU will seek to obtain further measurements to quantify what is expected to be a satisfactory reduction in noise and vibration.