Tube noise at Swiss Cottage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5162
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Despite your previous responses, TfL, who have now identified the source of the noise as the Jubilee Line, refuse to do anything about it, on the grounds that other places are even worse and are therefore prioritised. How is this meeting the promise that noise from the Tube especially the night tube, will be dealt with promptly; and in the circumstances, as it appears from many unresolved complaints in my constituency, will this commitment now be abandoned as undeliverable?

Answer

Answer for Tube noise at Swiss Cottage

Answer for Tube noise at Swiss Cottage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of your constituents' concerns about this issue and that overnight measurements have been taken. Transport for London (TfL) will share the outcome, along with any plans for mitigation work, as soon as they can.

TfL tells me that thousands of resilient track fixings have been installed across its Night Tube lines in the borough, significantly reducing noise for over 30 individuals and families across four locations, some with noise levels in excess of 50 decibels. I know that issues remain, albeit at lower levels in this particular case, and that TfL must continue to make progress in all areas. My Deputy Mayor, Val Shawcross, and I continue to ask Mark Wild and his team to do so as a priority.