Tube Noise

MQT on 2018-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2018
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Progress seems to be slow in resolving tube noise in key hotspots across London Underground. Near South Wimbledon station noise seems to be getting worse, including inside the carriages, especially on underground trains heading south. Can you update me on what more is planned to address intolerable levels of noise being suffered by my constituents?


Answer for Tube Noise

Answer for Tube Noise

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) recently installed a new rail damping system to reduce the effect of ground vibration on houses near South Wimbledon Underground station.

An increase of noise inside train carriages heading south from the station has been a result of this new rail damping system, and TfL is continuing to monitor this.

In addition, TfL is investigating reports of high noise levels affecting Melbourne Road resulting from northbound trains. I have asked TfL to update you on findings, and I am aware you are meeting with Heidi Alexander in early July to discuss this matter.