Tube noise near South Wimbledon station (2)

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


Can I please be given an urgent update on works to reduce tube noise for Northern line travellers, as they travel south from South Wimbledon tube station?


Tube noise near South Wimbledon station (2)

Tube noise near South Wimbledon station (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is continuing to trial methods of reducing in-carriage noise, including under-rail pads, and a rail damping system, at priority sites. Further assessments are due to be carried out by autumn 2019. Comprehensive testing of all new technology is a vital part of delivering a safe tube network, which is TfL’s priority.

If these measures prove effective, they could be rolled-out to areas of the network including South Wimbledon.