Tube noise [6]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3882
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What action is Transport for London taking to ensure its tube drivers wear the appropriate protective personal equipment such as ear defenders; and what action is TfL taking to reduce noise levels inside drivers’ cabs?

Answer

Tube noise [6]

Tube noise [6]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Ear protection is already made available to all of London Underground’s train operators.

Transport for London (TfL) is currently installing innovative under-rail pads in the noisiest sections of its network, to reduce in-carriage noise for both passengers and train operators.

TfL is also trialling a rail damping system on part of the Jubilee line to reduce in-carriage noise.