Northern Line noise (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1166
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Track corrugation in Northern Line tunnels is getting worse due to automated train operation causing braking at exactly the same points near stations, increasing noise nuisance. What will you do about it?

Answer

Answer for Northern Line noise (3)

Answer for Northern Line noise (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Automation exacerbates rail corrugation at certain sites but it is not the sole cause of it. Transport for London (TfL) is working with suppliers on developing a long-term, cost-effective solution to manage rail corrugation. I have asked TfL to provide you with an update.