Night tube, Colindale

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3904
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Last year, when it was then expected that the night tube would start on the Northern Line, TfL promised to carry out noise mitigation works on the track near Colindale station. These works have not been done, or not done effectively. The line is still as noisy as ever and constituents living near the line tell me they dread trying to sleep if the tube is going to run throughout the night every weekend. Will you ensure TfL keeps their promise to these residents as a matter of urgency?

Answer

Answer for Night tube, Colindale

Answer for Night tube, Colindale

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I appreciate that you and your constituents have concerns and I know TfL wrote to you recently about this issue. Since the successful launch of the Night Tube on the Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines, the number of noise related complaints has been very low.

However, a dedicated team at TfL continues to do all it can to minimise the impact of Tube noise on its neighbours. The track at Colindale is being dealt with as part of this, and the necessary work will be completed before the Night Tube service begins on the Northern line on 18 November. I have asked TfL to ensure you are kept informed of the progress of this work.

Anyone disturbed by the Night Tube can contact TfL's 24/7 Customer Service centre on 0343 222 1234 or via the TfL website. All complaints will be fully investigated and people can expect a swift and personal response.