Tube noise [4]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3880
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you consider the slowing down of trains outside of peak services and on the night tube for stretches of track which have generated complaints of high tube noise?

Answer

Tube noise [4]

Tube noise [4]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has a responsibility to deliver a reliable and efficient service. Slowing down trains has the potential to impact on service efficiency. In areas where noise levels are very high, and other methods to reduce noise levels have proven ineffective, TfL may investigate how speed restrictions could reduce noise levels. Any potential reduction in speed would need to be balanced against service efficiency before being implemented.