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MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What does Transport for London claim the life expectancy to be, of the rubber pads and fixings they have been retrofitting to concrete sleepers in an attempt to reduce noise affecting neighbouring homes?


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Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) expects the effectiveness of these of rubber pads to last for at least ten years.

In some instances, TfL is installing these rubber pads on tighter curves than other networks. As a result, TfL continues to monitor the noise levels where they have been installed, in order to assess their condition.