Tube train noise

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In extreme cases of disruption  and disturbance due to  very excessive tube noise to the extent that a resident cannot live in their home, will you consider a scheme of offer compensation or alternative accommodation for residents so  disturbed by tube  train noise?


Answer for Tube train noise

Answer for Tube train noise

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is committed to tackling Tube noise and vibration problems at source, not through compensation.

Where the effects of noise are extremely serious and I expect TfL to prioritise work in locations where noise levels are highest.  TfL is aware of one location on the Victoria line where this is the case, and work is currently underway to reduce the noise, with a resolution expected by July. The resident concerned is being kept regularly informed of progress.