Tube noise near South Wimbledon station (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12126
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can I please be given an urgent update on works to reduce tube noise for residents near South Wimbledon station, who continue to suffer excessively?

Answer

Tube noise near South Wimbledon station (1)

Tube noise near South Wimbledon station (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is committed to reducing the noise experienced by people who live above or close to the Tube and will continue to take all reasonable measures to minimise noise and limit the disruption it causes.

TfL has carried out a number of works in this area, including the installation of resilient track fastenings, grouting loose sleepers and removing redundant rail joints. Further work is planned to upgrade the Northern line to a more modern track form in this area. This work is expected to be completed by August 2019, and I have asked TfL to keep you updated on progress.