Reducing noise levels on the Night Tube

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3050
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What consideration has been given to reducing the speed of trains for the Night Tube to help reduce noise levels for nearby residents?

Answer

Answer for Reducing noise levels on the Night Tube

Answer for Reducing noise levels on the Night Tube

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to ensuring that the Night Tube works for communities and customers.  Transport for London (TfL) has a continuing programme identifying and mitigating noise from Tube trains, including replacing and maintaining rails to make sure that noise remains as low as possible.

TfL is investigating if it would be possible to reduce train speeds on any of the Night Tube lines. It may not be possible in all areas as they do not all operate on the same technology. I have asked that TfL keep you informed of any progress.