Pandrol Vanguard (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Reference: 
2019/14415
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many train drivers have complained about excess noise on lines with Pandrol Vanguard?

Answers

Answer for Pandrol Vanguard (4)
Pandrol Vanguard (4)

Pandrol Vanguard (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Although Transport for London (TfL) do not have a record of the amount of individual train drivers who have complained about in-carriage noise, London Underground’s Head of Track has met with Trade Union representatives on a number of occasions to discuss their concerns.  While hearing protection has been offered to those who want it, TfL are committed to tackling this issue at source.

TfL regularly monitors noise levels of the Tube to ensure it remains below the limits set out by the Health & Safety Executive. TfL also carries out work on the Tube network to mitigate noise, including replacing and repairing rails. TfL is also trialling methods of reducing in-carriage noise, including under-rail pads, and a rail damping system, at priority sites.