My Harrow constituent at HA1 2JQ has complained about problems with railway noise following track changes. The constituent has lived by the Met/ Chiltern line just east of Harrow on the Hill station since 1959 and has never been bothered by railway noise until very recently when contractors arrived unannounced and put in a cross rail on the tracks. This means there is a loud thumping noise on the Met down line as each carriage goes over the rail. Apparently, no environmental impact assessment was done by the contractor but it was agreed that it was unacceptably noisy so an acoustic wall will be installed. However, this was not going to be done until the summer and this date has now extended to next year because someone in Woodford has a higher priority! They have suggested in the meantime she installs a 6 ft high wooden fence which they may pay for. None of this is acceptable, what is required is a professional solution for an effective reduction of noise and not a 'wooden fence' and the remedial measures taken urgently than having to wait for an indefinite period.