Tube noise [2]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1866
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Tube noise from the Victoria Line has been adversely affecting residents in Fitzrovia. Transport for London stopped remedial work, as they had complaints of increased noise from passengers for the stretch of track affected. Do you think it is fair to put the interests of passengers for a short period of time, above that of residents who face the noise nuisance all the time?

Answer

Answer for Tube noise [2]

Answer for Tube noise [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is required to balance the interests of all groups affected by Tube noise, including local residents, passengers and members of staff. However, it is not the case that TfL has stopped works in this area.

Resilient track fastenings were installed in this area in January and December 2017, following a number of noise complaints. Following further complaints in a nearby area, TfL engineers will visit the site by the end of July 2018 to determine what further noise mitigation measures can be carried out. I have asked that TfL officers update you following this visit.