Northern Line noise

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0610
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Residents  who live in Arlington Road  and Mornington Crescent  Camden Town have been suffering with disturbing noise from the Northern Line which  has got considerably worse in the last two years with measurements showing ground-borne noise of 55dB (as tested by TfL) every time a Southbound Bank branch train passes by, plus disturbing vibration. The Northbound Bank branch is also audible. Whilst TfL are proposing to retrofit rubber bushings onto the stretch of Southbound line which has concrete sleepers which may help, they say that they cannot do anything about the corrugated track exists on both lines because the only solution to this is hand grinding which is very slow and expensive or totally replacing the track also very slow and even more expensive. What can you do to help these residents affected by tube noise?

Answer

Answer for Northern Line noise

Answer for Northern Line noise

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is planning to install shock absorbent fixings on the southbound Northern line at the beginning of April and estimates that this work will take four weeks to complete. After this work is complete, TfL's noise experts will take follow-up measurements at a number of properties to assess the benefit and then decide how best to tackle any remaining noise issues.